BMT • GBR - Southampton

Naval Architect – Commercial Vessels

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Naval Architect – Commercial Vessels

About the role

BMT Specialised Ship Design are a prestigious Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering design consultancy providing a broad portfolio of services for advanced and specialised ships and boats, from initial concept through to detailed design and production. The company has an established background in commercial vessels, naval vessels and yachts, with significant experience across all hull types, propulsion systems and structural materials. State of the art technology is utilised to provide innovative design solutions and consultancy services tailored to the individual requirements of owners, operators and shipyards worldwide. We work at the forefront of technology including working on the transition to net zero carbon technology.

What’s the role?

As Naval Architect (Commercial) you will make a valuable contribution towards a wide variety of projects and enquiries, spanning the full breadth of our portfolio. The work ranges from concept design, initial enquiry assessments and tender bids, to detailed project naval architecture through the Class, Production and Build phase of vessels that will operate in a number of different market sectors, around the world. High levels of interaction between disciplines is inherent to the projects we complete, offering learning opportunities beyond Naval Architecture. The role is based at our Southampton office.

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About you

You will have a Bachelors or Masters level degree in Naval Architecture with a minimum of two years relevant experience in the marine industry.

Working in a team of Naval Architects, you will have a strong background in Naval Architecture principles, with the experience to apply these principles in a practical and dynamic way within a design environment. You will be fully competent in fundamental Naval Architecture tasks such as hull design and stability calculation, weight calculation, performance prediction, model testing, seakeeping analysis, tank plan development and arrangement drawings.

Ideally you will possess advanced level skills in 2D/3D CAD (AutoCAD), and other specialist software skills would be an advantage in order to produce and review design information.

You’ll be commercially aware, ensuring that works are being carried out and completed to an appropriate standard and level of detail. You will produce clear and well-presented drawings and plans to a suitable quality and standard.

A high degree of initiative and self-drive is essential for this rewarding role, in order to meet agreed targets and deliverable deadlines. You will also have sound verbal and written communication skills.

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.

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. At this time, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority ethnic, female, and non-binary candidates as we are underrepresented in these groups.

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.

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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 allowance – £300
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very 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 flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

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