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Reliability and Maintainability Managing Consultant

Employment type:  Part time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Reliability and Maintainability Managing Consultant

What’s the role?

As part of our exciting growth plans, we are looking for a Reliability & Maintainability (R&M) consultant to lead our R&M capability within BMT Defence and Security UK. As part of the role you will also deliver world class solutions to our varied client base.

As a Reliability & Maintainability (R&M) Consultant you will be passionate about R&M and providing independent and assured R&M advice. You will provide technical leadership as well as supporting the delivery of R&M projects to schedule, quality and budget, whilst meeting client and corporate expectations. Your knowledge and experience of reliability engineering techniques, processes and concepts will allow you to support our clients in delivering expert technical solutions to their complex requirements. You will also provide line management to R&M consultants.

We offer a flexible, hybrid method of working, as a consultant you will have a contracted location in one of our offices (Bath, Fareham, Plymouth, Glasgow or Weymouth) and you will be required to work on client sites, as required.

Who are we looking for?

This role will require successful applicants to have knowledge of equipment design, operations, and support, and they will need to demonstrate their ability and track record of:

  • Technical leadership in R&M.
  • Conducting R&M engineering tasks of complex systems eg. Military Equipment and/or Rail Rolling Stock, including for example:
    • Reliability Predictions;
    • Reliability & Availability Modelling;
    • Fault Tree Analyses;
    • Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis;
    • Maintainability & Testability Analysis;
    • Data Recording, Analysis, and Corrective Action System
    • R&M Case;
    • R&M Test Planning and management.
  • Applying applicable R&M and Dependability standards, for example DEF STAN 00-040 Series, the BS EN IEC 60300 Series, BS EN 62741:2015, BS EN IEC 60812, BS 5760 Series, MIL STD 1629, NPRD 2016 and RIAC Handbook 217Plus;
  • Articulating results of R&M engineering tasks in formal reports (eg. R&M Case Reports) and presentations;

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • Awareness of related standards including DEF STAN 00-600 and BR1313A.
  • Understanding of the relationships between R&M and Design, Dependability, Safety, ILS & Asset Management;
  • Confidence at liaising with clients and other technical disciplines on R&M issues;
  • Ability to contribute to how activities are planned and executed for business success;
  • Ability to anticipate customer needs, considering new and innovative options to meet evolving requirements;
  • Ability to encourage others to collaborate and take part in communities of interest to benefit themselves and that of the business.

Successful applicants will be:

  • Solution focused and undertake work/projects in a logical and pragmatic approach;
  • Flexible and adaptable and have a genuine enthusiasm to contribute to the growth of a successful business;
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to professional accreditation, such as IEng or CEng. We value professional qualifications and professional registration with appropriate bodies, and we can provide support, training, and tailored experience for you to achieve these, if not already held.

As much of our work is directly customer focused, your excellent communication skills and ability to present professionally both verbally and in writing are essential for this role. We also welcome your analytical thinking skills and your ability to work well in a team.

You must be able to satisfy UK Ministry of Defence security requirements and be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Membership and active involvement with appropriate R&M organisations is encouraged (e.g. Safety and Reliability Society).

Please note, to be considered for this role you must be eligible to hold UK Security Clearance at SC level and will be subject to security checks.

About BMT

BMT is a maritime-orientated high-end design house and technical consulting firm driven by a passion for solving complex, real-world problems. 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.

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

We asked employees of BMT how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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