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BMT • AUS - Adelaide, AUS - Brisbane, AUS - Melbourne, AUS - Sydney

Naval Architect - Consultant

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 - (Welcome to 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.

We are currently seeking a Naval Architect to join our defence team as a consultant within our Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne offices. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality engineering expertise to achieve project outcomes and supporting client relations and business development activities.

As a Naval Architect Consultant, you will provide critical technical expertise and support across our diverse portfolio of projects. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, analyze, and optimize vessel structures and systems, ensuring compliance with industry standards and client requirements. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact within the defence sector, contributing to the success of our projects and the satisfaction of our clients.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Conduct comprehensive stability analyses, encompassing initial assessments, intact and damage stability calculations, and compliance verification with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to project teams and clients on naval architecture-related issues, serving as a subject matter expert in sustainability, weights and margins.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate stability, weights, and margins considerations into overall ship design, addressing interdisciplinary challenges and optimising design solutions.
  • Foster a culture of safety and excellence in naval architecture practices, promoting continuous improvement and innovation in stability, weights and overall ship integration.
  • Participate in sea trials, model testing, and operational assessments to validate design performance and identity opportunities for optimisation in stability, weights, and overall ship integration.

Qualifications and Skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering
  • Relevant Industry Experience: Practical experience in ship design, naval engineering, or maritime operations. This experience could be gained through work in shipyards, prime contractors, naval design firms, maritime consultancies, or government agencies.
  • Must be capable of obtaining security clearance to work in the Australian Defence sector.


  • Relevant training/qualifications in aligned discipline
  • Practical experience in the application of the methods and tools related to discipline
  • Flexibility to work outside of standard hours as required
  • Security cleared where appropriate
  • Certification from a recognised professional body such as Engineers Australia or the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
  • Experience in Defence Maritime Industry
  • Experience using Rhino CAD, Inventor, AutoCAD, Maxsurf, Ansys and or Spacegass

BMT Careers:

We draw upon a wide range of experience to provide high-quality, high-value products and services.

To be the best, We recruit the best - naval architects, engineering consultants, maritime and marine engineers, risk consultants, environmental scientists, offshore energy experts and project managers with a proven pedigree. Each year we also take on many graduates through our early careers programme.

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.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

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
  • Defence Reserve Leave is available to enable eligible Defence reservist employees to undertake duty and training obligations with the ADF, without being financially disadvantaged.
  • 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.

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.

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 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

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Industry awards 2023

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