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Job Description

Electrical Capability Lead

About the role

We are seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer to fulfil the Electrical Capability Lead role and act as the professional head of function for the Electrical Capability within the Marine Engineering Capability Group of BMTs UK & Europe region.

As an electrical engineering specialist you will be responsible for professionally and efficiently leading the Electrical Engineering team to meet the current and future needs of our customers. This includes the day-to-day management of the Electrical Engineering team and supporting the strategic development of the Electrical capability by managing effective utilisation of resource including oversight of recruitment needs, retention and succession planning.

You will provide the foundation of electrical engineering support across a range of exciting and challenging technical consultancy projects; leading winning bids and delighting customers with our project outputs principally in the Maritime (Defence or Commercial Shipping) Sector but also including Land and Environmental Sectors.

The role is based in the Southwest from our Bath office (we also have an office in Bristol); however, we happily promote flexible and homeworking for our staff where appropriate. The successful candidates will be able to combine remote and office-based working. Please note that travel to customer sites or to attend meetings will be required.

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About you

You will be professional qualified; registered as a Chartered Engineer with an appropriate professional body, holding a Masters degree or recognised equivalent.

You will have the ability to communicate and act with integrity with all levels of the business and customers, promoting a lessons learnt culture and contributing to business success though considered decision making and influencing the employee engagement agenda.

Leading development of others, promoting respect, trust and openness, well-being and safety, collaboration and recognising diversity in our people and teams is key to maintaining our culture.

The following skills are considered essential:

  • A Strong academic background, in the field of Electrical Engineering with specialism of high power Marine electrical system design & development;
  • Having familiarity with Electrical Engineering modelling tools (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, ETAP, etc);
  • Understanding of Marine Electrical Industrial Standards and Class Society regulations;
  • Awareness of Industry practice, for the design and manufacture of Electrical systems & equipment;
  • Ability to critically assess new technologies and provide independent insight into their suitability for future marine platforms;
  • Experience in understanding clients’ needs and producing proposals and statements of work in competitive and sole source environments.

The following skills are desirable:

  • Experience of Electrical system & equipment testing, trials, and commissioning;
  • Demonstrable capability to work across the entire platform lifecycle, from concept development through to in-service support and disposal;
  • Active engagement with an appropriate Professional Body, attending and contributing towards conferences and events.

About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future to find out more about BMT click here .

BMT is open and committed to discussing flexible working. We believe that everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for them.

BMT hires talented people and welcomes applications from everyone.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to achieving our purpose as a business which is to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time (to find out more click here ). Our passion and goal are to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.


At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development.

Don’t hesitate to ask more about our benefits during the hiring process.

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you.

A message to recruitment agencies: We receive applications exclusively via our ATS. Please note that we do not accept CVs submitted via email to the HR department or staff within our Operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum

We asked employees of BMT how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

66% Male, 28% Female

Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom