4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Reliability & Maintainability Consultant

What is the role?

As part of our exciting growth plans, we are looking for a Reliability & Maintainability (R&M) consultant to join our Asset Performance Services business line. As part of the team you will 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 support 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.

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. Under the UK Government’s current COVID-19 guidelines, however, all our employees are working from home unless they are required to work in a BMT Office and/or customer site by exception.

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:

  • 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;

    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.

    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 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

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