Senior Marine Structural Engineer

Babcock International Group
Plymouth
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

Job Title: Senior Marine Structural Engineer

Location: Bristol or Plymouth or Rosyth + Hybrid Working Options

Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF

At Babcock, we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Marine Structural Engineer at either our Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth sites. Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MoD Frigates and have secured contracts for frigate export variants (AH) with overseas customers. As well as supporting exports of frigates the engineering team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers. We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities and so if you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction then consider Babcock for your next move.

The role

As a Senior Marine Structural Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is a highly prestigious position within our complex shipbuilding programme, developing designs through concept and early-stage design as well as supporting the bidding process. This role will provide you with the opportunity to deliver complex structural solutions within an exciting, interesting team environment. Each week will provide you with new challenges that will test your skills and knowledge.

Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for authoring, reviewing and substantiating marine designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning and diagnostic test support. You will contribute and lead product development throughout the design lifecycle and provide technical support to our key customers, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs. You will act as Technical Authority and have deep subject knowledge of an aspect of marine engineering.

Primary deliverables of the Senior Marine Structural Engineer

  1. Substantiation reports/designs for installation solutions;
  2. Preparation and production of substantiation reports for marine solutions throughout the entire design lifecycle phases (Concept, Basic, Functional, Detail, Manufacturing, Installation and Decommissioning), in line with recognised standards and to the required time, cost and quality requirements.
  3. Liaising with design teams and other stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of system designs, including supporting design reviews.
  4. Develop innovative design solutions with robust engineering substantiation.
  5. Provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.
  6. Produce technical reports and other documentation.

This is a permanent position, working Monday to Friday. We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements. We are happy to discuss this with you in more detail.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you will continually develop your knowledge and expertise in an interesting and rewarding environment.

Essential experience of the Senior Marine Structural Engineer

  • Proven structural design experience from a highly regulated industry
  • Experience with appropriate analytical software such as FEA, CFD and/or CAD
  • Experience of contributing in design reviews

Qualifications for the Senior Marine Structural Engineer:

  • Ideally Degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered;
  • Ideally you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold Chartered or Incorporated status (or be working towards);
  • Successful candidate will hold, or have the ability to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
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