BMT • GBR - Southampton

Naval Architect (Yachts) - Lateral

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Naval Architect (Yachts)

About the role

Lateral Naval Architects ( specialises in the engineering of superyachts. Lateral is part of BMT Specialised Ship Design, a prestigious Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering design consultancy providing a broad portfolio of services for advanced and specialised vessels, from initial concept through to detailed design and production. With an established background in yachts, commercial and naval vessels and significant experience across all hull form types, propulsion systems and structural materials, the company utilises state of the art technology 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?

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Naval Architect, assigned to Lateral Naval Architects. The Naval Architect is responsible for providing a skilled contribution to the design work for assigned projects within the company and maintaining the technical requirements and the standard of deliverables required within the discipline. This will typically cover aspects such as hull and appendage design, performance prediction, CFD, weight engineering, stability, seakeeping, as well as general regulatory aspects and consultancy for yachts. Sharing their knowledge and experience with colleagues across all disciplines, working in close collaboration on a project by project basis. Actively managing the quality of work produced and completing assigned tasks in a timely and transparent manner. Supporting and developing new ideas, designs and ways of working as part of the company’s ongoing investment in R&D and continuous improvement. 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


  • 0-3 years relevant experience in the marine industry.
  • Self-motivation and time management to meet agreed targets and deliverables deadlines.
  • Personal time planning, including feedback to support in the definition of resource requirements, time budgets and deliverables deadlines.
  • The ability to process technical problems and effectively seek out the correct technical solution using sound engineering judgement.
  • Demonstrates communication and behavioural competencies in alignment with or exceeding BMT Career Level expectations.
  • Commercial awareness, with the ability to ensure that works are being carried out and completed to an appropriate standard and level of detail.
  • The ability to produce clear and well-presented calculations, reports, drawings and plans to a suitable quality and standard.


  • 2D CAD (AutoCAD) to produce design information (Advanced skill level).
  • 2D/3D CAD and other specialist software as required to produce and to review design information, such as Rhino, and Maxsurf.
  • MS Office to develop reports, spreadsheet data and presentation information.
  • Knowledge and understanding of statutory regulations and Classification and Flag rule sets.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ship systems design and its impact upon integration.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ship structural design as applied to structural arrangements

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 & Lateral

Lateral Naval Architects provides complete engineering expertise to the superyacht industry, from project conception to delivery, operation, and refit. Our core competency is engineering, but our unique focus is on meaningful innovation to enable superyachts that meet the demands of today's owners and those of the future. We believe that meaningful innovation starts with asking new questions.

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

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