Surface Ship Design – Principal/Manager in England, United Kingdom

at BMT Defence Services

Defense & Space
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

We are currently looking for a Surface Ship Design Principal/Manager to join our busy Naval Engineering department.

The postholder will be responsible for ensuring technical bid and project delivery against cost, time and resource targets.  In addition, the Surface Ship Design Principal/Manager will be required to develop effective relationships with clients and industry partners.



  • A degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate engineering discipline
  • Chartered Engineer status (or equivalent) with an appropriate institution
  • Proven experience in a ship design technical lead role
  • A proven track record for delivering ship design bids and delivery contracts, working in multidiscipline teams
  • Commercial and contract awareness, able to support ship design bid and project management teams
  • Ability to successful manage bid and projects resources
  • Ship system design capabilities with a broad understanding of ship machinery space and auxiliary systems, hotel systems, propulsion systems and electrical systems
  • Understanding of the issues pertaining to the integration of said ship systems and equipment within ships or marine platforms
  • Preferably a specialist in one or more of the following disciplines: Fire protection systems; HVAC systems; Electrical generation and distribution systems
  • Ability to produce ship system schematics (in AutoCAD), ship and technical specifications and ship design bid response documentation
  • Experience of dealing with equipment suppliers and manufacturers
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Class Society Rules, preferably Lloyd’s Register, but also an understanding of DNV and ABS
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Flag States and IMO


The following experience is desirable but not essential:

  • Ship design experience within a shipyard environment
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