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BMT • AUS - Cairns, QLD

Engineering Professionals - EOI Cairns

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Work for a global high-end design house and technical consulting firm solving complex real-world problems.

We Design. We Guide. We Protect. We Sustain. We Train. We Transform

Learn more about your next company - BMT

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science, and risk management consultancy with a reputation for excellence. We're driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, greener, and more efficient. We provide our customers with the capability, capacity, and confidence to enable them to make the right decisions at the right time by drawing upon the expertise of over 1,300 professionals located in UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia Pacific, and the Americas.

Delivering independent, complex design and consultancy capabilities for over 37 years, we pride ourselves on being equipped to support our customers to tackle the most complex design and systems issues, and challenges, which enables the industry to deliver safer, cleaner, and more fuel-efficient shipping for the future. We draw upon a wide range of experience and expertise to provide high-quality, high value products and services across the maritime sector. The group's assets are held in beneficial ownership for employees.

Your next exciting job opportunity –

Are you ready to take your engineering career to the next level? At BMT, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence and top-quality outcomes for our clients, including the esteemed Australian Defence Force (ADF) and leading commercial maritime customers. As part of our Defence & Security team based in Cairns, you will be at the forefront of cutting-edge projects that directly impact national defense and security. At BMT, we believe that true innovation comes from embracing diversity and nurturing talent. Our team is a melting pot of brilliant minds from various engineering disciplines, all driven by a shared passion for contributing to the advancement of our country's defense capabilities.

What We Offer:

  • Diverse and Exciting Projects: As a BMT team member, you will be involved in a wide range of exciting projects that cater to the ADF Capability. From naval architecture and ship systems integration to electrical and mechanical engineering, every day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth.
  • National Impact: Your work at BMT will have a direct impact on national defense and security. You will be an essential cog in the intricate machinery that safeguards our country and ensures the safety of our maritime assets.
  • Continuous Learning: We are committed to the growth and development of our employees. At BMT, you'll have access to training, workshops, and knowledge-sharing sessions that will keep you ahead in your field.

Who We're Looking For:

If you're a talented and ambitious engineer with a thirst for innovation and a dedication to excellence, we want you on our team. We are currently seeking individuals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Maritime Engineers: Do you have expertise in naval architecture, ship systems integration, or marine engineering? Experience in vessel design, performance analysis, or structural engineering will make you stand out.
  • Electrical Engineers: Are you proficient in electrical systems design, power distribution, or control systems? Knowledge of marine electrical systems, including navigation, communication, and propulsion, will be highly regarded.
  • Mechanical Engineers: Are you well-versed in mechanical systems, such as engines, pumps, and HVAC? Experience in marine mechanical systems or structural analysis will be highly valued.
  • Systems Engineers: Do you have a comprehensive understanding of complex systems engineering processes and methodologies? Proficiency in requirements analysis, system integration, and verification/validation is a must.
  • Project Managers: Have you led engineering projects successfully? Strong organisational, communication, and leadership skills are critical for managing multifaceted endeavors.
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Specialists: Are you an expert in ILS principles, including reliability-centered maintenance, supply chain management, and life cycle support? Experience in defense or maritime industry ILS practices will be highly desirable.


To be eligible for these positions, applicants must be Australian Citizens with a minimum NV1 clearance, applicants with Baseline clearance are still encouraged to apply.

Flexible Work -

BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! We’re officially ‘flexified’ with Flexa.

We strive to offer a range of flexible options to help support our teams in achieving a healthy work-life balance, where your personal life is just as important as your professional life.

BMT Careers -

BMT have a brain-rich culture nurtured by our belief in liberating the talent of our people. We want our employees to be part of our future success, which is why we support them throughout their careers, helping today's recruits become the experts of tomorrow. BMT offer outstanding opportunities to work on a wide variety of exciting projects at locations around the globe that supports retaining skilled talent, resulting in low staff turnover compared to other companies in our sector.

Join our talent community - Whether we're hiring for a role right now or planning for upcoming work when we find great people, we want to connect with them and keep the conversation going. Being part of our talent community means you'll be kept up to date with current vacancies, new job alerts, events we think you might be interested in and kept top of mind for opportunities that match your skillset and capability.

BMT Recruitment Process:

  • Submit your application.

  • Screening & skills evaluation.

  • Hiring Manager Interview

  • References and background checks

  • Pre-Employment Medical

  • BMT Offer!

Our Benefits -

Our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive. We value your contribution by offering the following benefits –

  • Competitive salary offering

  • A performance-related bonus scheme based on personal, and company performance.

  • Access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), comprising confidential health, legal and financial advice on a 24/7 basis.

  • Learning and Development opportunities to support you in achieving your business and personal objectives and releasing your full potential.

  • We are passionate about driving culture to embed sustainability into the core of our business.

  • We are a workplace that values diversity and individual talents.

Where possible, our benefits are globally harmonised to ensure equality and consistency across our collaborative teams; we also tailor benefits to ensure they remain competitive with the local geographies in which we operate.

BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! we are interested in speaking to skilled talent with ADF capabilities regardless of where your located within Australia, We have offices located in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth and offer flexible work arrangements including work from home and hybrid.

Embracing Sustainability -

Through science, technology, and engineering, we are embracing sustainability across the entirety of our business to make a real difference. We see global challenges as opportunities to support our customers in managing their impact and becoming more resilient. We are also on a mission to improve how we operate as a business, so that we can lead by best practice, and have a positive impact on the environment and our local communities.

Culture & Diversity -

BMT is an equal opportunities employer, committed to an inclusive culture where our employees feel a sense of belonging, and encourage diversity among our global workforces. Our genuine guarantee to always recruit, retain and motivate the best possible talent into our business and pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought is sought after and valued.

We regularly review our policies and practices from recruitment and selection to development and progression with an equity lens to ensure that everyone regardless of their gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, age, ability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, life circumstance or marital status have what they need to succeed and thrive at BMT.

BMT continuously promote diversity awareness throughout the organisation at a global level through our employee learning and by recognising and celebrating our employees’ contributions, diverse background, and life experiences. Furthermore, we actively encourage everyone to improve the workplace and work together against harassment, bullying and discrimination.

Our Values –

We believe that an organisation can only be number one in its market if everyone in it works together as one. How we behave is just as important as what we do and BMT has a strong set of values that are embedded into the foundation for all our activities. Trust I Innovation I Passion I Respect I Collaboration

Notice to Recruitment Agency & Related Services -

Please note BMT receive job applications exclusively via our ATS system only. BMT do not warrant or agree to any unsolicited CVs submitted via any contact method including physical hard copies left with any employee at BMT or 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:non-binary)


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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