BMT • GBR - Southampton

Structural Engineer – Commercial Vessels

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Structural Engineer – Commercial Vessels

About us

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.

About the role

We are primarily looking for a structural engineer with the ability to work in a team that is developing structural designs from concept to class and beyond. The ability to design with steel and aluminium as part of a specialised structural team is essential.

Working closely with other design disciplines and our clients’ shipyards you will be involved in the structural design effort for a project ensuring that the customer’s requirements are met, and classification approval is achieved. You are likely to have had experience in the design of large complex vessels.

The Engineer – Structure is responsible for providing a skilled contribution to the design and analysis work for assigned projects within the company and maintaining the technical requirements and the standard of deliverables required within the discipline. They will share their knowledge and experience with colleagues across all disciplines, working in close collaboration on a project by project basis. They will actively manage the quality of work produced and complete assigned tasks in a timely and transparent manner.

The role is based mainly from our office in Southampton. Please note that travel to customer sites or to attend exhibitions and events will be required.

About you

You’ll possess strong communication skills and a good understanding of theory as well as practical skills. Additionally, the following requirements should be met:

  • BSc, MSc or degree level qualification in Naval Architecture or other discipline
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience,
  • The ability to use AutoCad and Rhino.

· Knowledge and understanding of statutory regulations and Classification and Flag rule sets.

· Knowledge and experience of ship systems and their impact upon integration.

· Proven ability to process technical problems and effectively seek out the correct technical solution using sound engineering judgement.

· Commercial awareness, with the ability to ensure that works are being carried out and completed to an appropriate standard and level of detail, measured against the contracted deliverables and tracked against the agreed budget.

· The ability to produce clear and well-presented drawings and plans to a suitable quality and standard.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

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 and female 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, and can provide a full job description on request.

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