BMT • GBR - Bath

Electrical Engineer - Various Levels

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Electrical (& Senior) Engineers

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 www.bmt.org.

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:

  • Private Medical (family coverage)
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Wellbeing Fund – an annual fund for personal hobbies or interests
  • 26 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Holiday Trading
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Professional Subscriptions

At BMT, we pride ourselves on being a verified flexible workplace, providing freedom and choice. Learn more about our flexible status at Flexa Careers.

About the role

Due to growth, we are seeking Electrical Engineers & Senior Electrical Engineers to support the delivery of a broad range of naval engineering projects. The main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Assisting with the design of Electrical Engineering Systems for new marine platforms, life extension programmes and in-service solutions, including design changes and modifications.
  • Providing advice on the integration of electrical systems and equipment within ships, submarines, and other marine platforms.
  • Providing electrical engineering support across a range of technical consultancy projects, principally in the Maritime (Defence or Commercial Shipping) Sector but also including Land and Environmental Sectors.
  • Liaising with customers to understand requirements and provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Management of electrical engineering projects.
  • Provision of ad-hoc assistance to broader mechanical and marine engineering projects.

The role is based in the Southwest from our Bath office; however, we happily promote flexible and homeworking for our staff where appropriate. The successful candidates will be able to combine a mixture of remote and office-based working on a hybrid basis.

About you

Are you looking to apply your engineering knowledge to new and varied challenges, from helping and advising customers with engineering projects to supporting the creation and realisation of new systems? If so, this role may be for you.

We are looking for new team members who have begun their careers in a purely Electrical or Integrated Electrical Engineering discipline and now wish to take the next steps in building their knowledge and experience.

As a member of the Naval Engineering Business Unit, we are looking for someone who can independently deliver work as assigned by line management, whilst providing professional engineering services and support across the department. The candidate should have a demonstrable understanding and experience of the application of electrical engineering capabilities, methodologies, process and toolsets to related Design and Engineering activities.

The candidate is expected to be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Electrical Engineer with HNC/HND/Foundation Degree or Bachelors/Master’s Degree in an Electrical related subject or appropriate Naval and/or Commercial Marine electrical experience.
  • Ideally to be of Chartered Engineer status with a recognised professional body or if not, then a working towards achieving Chartered Engineer status.
  • Demonstrable Electrical experience in the Maritime (Defence Surface/Sub-Surface or Commercial Shipping), or Environmental sectors.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with experience of leading technical projects to time, cost, and quality through excellent organisational skills despite competing priorities.
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience of communicating your work to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner through meetings, written reports and/or presentations; ability to communicate at all levels in an organisation.
  • Ability to coach/mentor less experienced staff and able to receive and give feedback.
  • Flexibility to be deployed on a range of projects, across customer sites and using a breadth of technical skills and knowledge.
  • Dedication to providing first-class service to our clients.

In addition, some of the following experience would be desirable:

  • Dealing with equipment suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Understanding of the issues pertaining to the integration of electrical systems and equipment or complex integrated electrical systems within ships or marine platforms.
  • Design intent management and experience of working within Shipyard environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Class Society Rules, preferably Lloyd’s Register, but also an understanding of DNV and ABS; good understanding of electrical regulation and legislation.
  • Liaising with customers to understand their requirements and producing statements of work or proposals that deliver innovative solutions.
  • Project management.
  • Leading and line managing junior members of staff, supporting the technical delivery of their work and their ongoing professional development.

To be successful in the role you will be someone who thrives on new challenges, is motivated by variety, and has a strong desire to build on your experience.

Please note, the successful candidate must hold, or be eligible to obtain, UK security clearance to SC level.

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.

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.

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
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
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023

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