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Job Description

Maritime Autonomous Systems 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

BMT is leading the charge in the transformative era of Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS). As the MAS Consultant, you'll be at the forefront of innovation, shaping the future of the maritime sector for a more sustainable tomorrow.

You will lead the development of cutting-edge consultancy solutions in MAS, contributing to in-house capability development and play a key role in academic and business thought leadership, bringing fresh perspectives to the forefront.

You will transfer your expertise into BMT’s core business, influencing and driving positive change whilst showcasing your skills in bidding for and winning exciting MAS projects.

You will oversee the entire lifecycle of projects—from technical design to successful delivery and management and keep a keen eye on maritime markets and technology trends, generating proactive responses to complex engineering challenges

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 recruit the brightest and most passionate design, engineering, technical and management consultants and we look for those who will support our reputation for excellence, share our commitment to integrity and innovation and are responsible and responsive doers.

The successful candidate will have a track record of qualifications and experience in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Experience in remote or uncrewed systems in maritime autonomy, aviation, autonomous transport/automotive industries.
  • Human factors of remote control and human-machine teaming
  • Immersive simulation development or virtual testing
  • AI, machine learning, optimisation
  • Uncrewed vessel design/ build/ commissioning/ operation
  • Sensors and machine perception for situation awareness and navigation
  • Autonomous control systems, control architectures, Integrated Platform Management Systems (IPMS)
  • Availability, Reliability and Maintainability engineering

Join us, where we value proactivity, customer focus, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence. As a candidate, you'll bring:

  • Proactive thinking, anticipating opportunities and taking decisive action.
  • Customer-centric focus, building trust and influential relationships.
  • Respected team player, actively promoting the training and development of colleagues.
  • Exceptional communication skills, delivering complex messages with vision and inspiration.
  • Relevant education to degree level or higher in a maritime/technical discipline.
  • Impartiality – an objective and balanced view.
  • Ability to achieve security clearance at SC level

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: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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