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Senior Structural Naval Architect / Senior Structural Engineer

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The Role

Senior Structural Naval Architect / Senior Structural Engineer

BMT is dedicated to tackling the most crucial engineering challenges of our era, fostering an environment where individuals with exceptional technical expertise provide meaningful, practical solutions. Committed to creating a safer, more efficient, effective, and sustainable future, BMT values diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognizing their pivotal role in achieving our business purpose. Learn more about BMT at

Why Work for Us?

Joining BMT means gaining access to a comprehensive set of employee benefits designed to empower your success. In addition to a competitive salary, our offerings encompass health, family, finance, and personal development, including:

At BMT, we pride ourselves on being a verified flexible workplace, providing freedom and choice. We understand not everyone has the same needs in order to make work, work for them and their lives - we'd love you to discuss any requirements for flexibility with us - we can't promise to fulfil every request but we do promise to listen to what matters to you. Learn more about our flexible status at Flexa Careers.

About the role

We are currently looking for innovative and inspiring individuals who have the passion and drive to join our forward-thinking Structures & Materials Team centred in the Bath/Bristol area.

Our Naval Architecture Capability is currently expanding, and we have positions for Senior Structural Naval Architects / Senior Structural Engineers with +4 years of experience to enhance our existing team. We are looking for candidates that are keen to develop their career in structural design and analysis, with a focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and rule-based design, but also broader aspects of business development, project management and line management in this customer facing role, with a view to underpinning the core of our Structures team.

BMT’s Naval Architects enjoy an environment where we constantly challenge ourselves, our partners and our competitors. You will be self-motivated, innovative, flexible and able, both individually and as part of a team, to consistently deliver a range of high-quality advice and consultancy to our customers.  You will be responsible for contributing to a range of varied and challenging projects that will both deliver success for our clients and develop your skills and experience.  You will also have the opportunity to work on internal research and development projects generated and led by you and your colleagues.  Our team is currently working on platform designs for home and foreign navies, with recent projects including the design of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tide Class Tankers and Future Solid Support Ships (FSS) and Royal Navy’s Type 31 Frigate. Our team also actively supports the UK’s in-service submarines, the development of warship concept designs for overseas clients and through-life support for both ships and submarines.  We are committed to the long-term training and career development of our people.

In terms of location, we have offices around the UK although the team is primarily centred around Bath/Bristol therefore there is a preference for you to be based in this area. We are happy to explore flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Please note that travel to customer sites or to attend meetings will be required. This role is available full time.

About you

You will undertake and lead structural analysis and design work, including the application of FEA techniques, on a wide range of ship and submarine design and in-service support projects.

You will have:

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT are passionate about people; we recognise that technology moves quickly and that no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who can adapt and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years.

What's Next?

If you are ready to contribute your skills and passion to a dynamic team addressing impactful challenges, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity with BMT. Join us in shaping a safer, more efficient, and sustainable future.


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