3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Maritime Autonomous Systems Associate Consultant

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 please go to www.bmt.org

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to achieving our purpose as a business. Our goal is to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.

Why work for us?

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. An example of some of the benefits we offer.

· Private Medical (family coverage)

· Enhanced Pension

· Flexible Working

· Wellbeing Fund – a yearly fund for you to spend on a hobby or interest.

· 26 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)

· Holiday Trading

· Retail Vouchers

· Professional Subscriptions

“We’ve been Flexified, so you can trust that we’re a truly flexible workplace” To find out more about our verified flexible status, visit - Flexa Careers | Flexible Workplaces Offering Freedom & Choice

About the role

Rapid advances in autonomy and robotics technology are reshaping the maritime sector, and BMT is at the forefront of this transformation. As a trusted Maritime Technology and Engineering Consultancy, we are leading the way in implementing Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) to enhance productivity, safety, crew efficiency, and sustainability.

Research and knowledge capture

Dive into the latest developments in maritime autonomy technology and operations.

Maritime autonomy project technical design and delivery

Play a pivotal role in designing and delivering MAS projects.

Support development of technical consulting business

Contribute to the growth and success of our technical consulting business.

Assist in bidding for maritime autonomy work

Collaborate in securing opportunities for maritime autonomy projects.

Internal and external stakeholder engagement

Build and maintain positive relationships within BMT and with external clients.

Attending and presenting at trade shows and conferences

Showcase expertise and represent BMT at industry events.

In terms of location, we have offices in Bath, Bristol, London, Fareham, Weymouth & Plymouth and 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 part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

About you

We seek the brightest and most passionate individuals who support our commitment to excellence, integrity, and innovation. As a self-motivated team player, you'll interact positively with clients and stakeholders, bringing enthusiasm and technical authenticity to ensure well-organized and successful project delivery.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or higher in a technical discipline e.g. STEM related
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills and able to deliver complex messages, tailored to the audience, bringing vision and inspiration
  • Able to achieve security clearance at SC level
  • Experience of working on autonomous systems from within the user or supplier community, academia or elsewhere
  • Knowledge of Maritime Autonomy and the key high-level risks, issues and challenges
  • Relevant Professional Institute membership (or higher)

What Next?

If this resonates with you, seize the opportunity by submitting your application as soon as possible. We are eager to get to know you better and explore the possibilities together.

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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