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BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Architects Jobs
Senior Naval Architect

Would you like to be involved in providing
governance and oversight of Naval Architecture decisions that affect the Queen
Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, T45 Destroyers, T23 Frigates or Hunt Class
Minehunters? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Naval Architect at our
site in Portsmouth Naval Base.

As a Senior Naval Architect, you will
contribute specialist knowledge in naval architecture, ship structures and
outfit, supplying advice and support into the Warship Technical Authority
(WTA), ship delivery team and other functions.

This dynamic role will provide you with a
unique opportunity to work across a broad set of challenges to meet the needs
of BAE Systems Warship Support, MoD DE&S and the Royal Navy to deliver
availability of safe and capable warships.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Naval
Architect will involve:

Applying a breadth of knowledge and experience
and providing technical advice on all aspects of naval architecture and
structures issues at a platform level

Supporting the technical interface on all
day-to-day matters associated naval architecture and structural engineering
issues on the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and other classes with
the customer, alliance partners and key supply chain OEM’s

Supporting the provision of authoritative
evidence to demonstrate that design change has been holistically integrated and
ensure that the design intent has been maintained

Ensuring that the platform inputs to the Safety
Case have integrity and are comprehensive, coherent and consistent

Collecting and collating evidence for Naval
Authority Certification submissions

Identifying and proposing opportunities for
improvement of platform design

Providing feedback on data quality and
associated risks

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior
Naval Architect:


Degree/HND or equivalent qualification or
experience in Naval Architecture/Ship Science/ Structural Engineering

Knowledge and understanding of ship or marine
structure design and the sound judgement needed to be able make correct
trade-off decisions

Experience working with Class Society/Naval
Authority/Flag State rules


Experience of warship or submarine design

Knowledge and understanding of working with the
Ministry of Defence and/or Royal Navy

Strong CAD skills

Chartered Engineer or willingness to work
towards CEng registration

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills
and an ability to build effective working relationships with a broad range of
internal and external stakeholders. You will be logical, analytical with strong
problem-solving skills and ability to recognise the big picture in order to
prioritise efforts.

Location: Portsmouth
Naval Base

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our
employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive
pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share
Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible
working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and
national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we
embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important
part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and
inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time,
job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could
make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading
global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge
of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers
in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global
maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five
UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the
best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed
employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as
creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge
the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement
activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are
proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime
Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's
surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities
management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and
support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small

With our international programmes and core
support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the
iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23
Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels,
Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams
design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This
includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes
on the market. Currently undergoing
a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further
sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems,
as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can
identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than
2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in
will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of
something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse
workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve
their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire
creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our
differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives
strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably
qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE
Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These
restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous
nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles
that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive,
we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as
early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE

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