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Naval Architect



Bristol, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Job Title: Naval Architect
Location: Bristol or Portsmouth (Gosport) Adaptive working available.

Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time
Role ID: SF17095

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Naval Architect at our Bristol or Gosport site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.

The Role

QinetiQ’s Naval Architecture team delivers consultancy services to the MOD as well as international defence and commercial customers. Hydrodynamic problem solving forms a significant part of the project work. The focus of the team is in the surface ship and submarine hydrodynamic subject area, including propulsors and propellers, manoeuvring and control, dynamic and quasi-static stability, seakeeping, resistance and propulsion. The wider group also includes design and assessment of structures and Maritime Life Support.

This opportunity is for a Naval Architect to join our technical team. The primary focus of the job will be to support the delivery of technical projects to the MOD. The role requires an excellent understanding of Naval Architecture principals and the ability to use that knowledge, together with sound engineering judgement, to solve our customer’s important problems.

Day-to-day, you’ll be:

  • Working collaboratively with customers and colleagues to ensure the customers’ requirements are met and providing innovative solutions to their problems.
  • Breaking down complex tasks and then execute the planned schedule of work. This will includes being customer facing and the supervision of others.
  • Ensuring the work is conducted in a safe manner, highlighting hazards and potentially unsafe practices to Team Lead.
  • Actively participating and encouraging increased collaboration across the team.

Within this position, you will be able to work from home around 50% of the time depending on the task.

Essential experience of the Naval Architect:

  • You must have experience in the Naval Architecture field.

Qualifications for the Naval Architect:

We value difference and we do not have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to five days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those, which help the defence community.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.