Naval Architect (Wholeship Integration)

Ref No. EMP454638
Salary £43.20/hour
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6+ Months)
Job Status Applicants Required


BAE Systems are currently seeking a Naval Architect for their Surface Ships projects (T26 Frigate Project) in Glasgow.


Experience as a Naval Architect/ Principal Engineer on maritime projects.

The Job

BAE Systems are expanding their Glasgow based operations (Scotstoun based) for the build of the T26 Frigate. They require a Naval Architect on the Principal Engineering side of Wholeship Integration.

Purpose of Role

  • Provide specialist mechanical/marine engineering expertise to organise and co-ordinate aspects of engineering activity within the business, ensuring achievement of objectives whilst maintaining quality and cost.
  • Provide input relevant to own specialist area to policy and strategy.
  • This role will have specific delegation of authority, accountability and sign off for ensuring minimum standards, and could include responsibility as a design review assessor.

Job Summary:

  • Participate in developing, maintaining and modifying engineering processes and procedures in response to technical developments and operational need.
  • Carry out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.
  • Prepare specifications, develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out design appraisals to ensure all standards are maintained.
  • Carry out investigations into operational problems or developments and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a team.
  • Act as point of contact with customers and/or suppliers on engineering matters, to resolve problems and issues and maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.
  • Support the identification of business opportunities and the preparation of bids in area(s) of expertise to facilitate the development of the highest quality bids.
  • Carry out team planning, risk management and ensure quality across all scopes of work.
  • Develop the team through the L&D and performance management process.
  • Carry out technical investigations, and assess/provide recommendations regarding consequences.
  • Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority.

Experiential requirements

  • Typically, degree qualified, likely in a technology, engineering or science related discipline.
  • Meet requirements for registration as Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a Professional Body.
  • Experience in engineering or defence related industry.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals within current discipline.
  • Recognised and consulted as one of the experts within at least one domain or for possessing deep knowledge of several domains within current discipline.
  • Sufficient breadth of knowledge of warship designs.
  • Strong management skills and leadership experience in a multi-disciplined engineering environment.

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