The Hull Mechanics team:

The Hull Mechanics team are responsible for a wide range of structural equipment such as watertight doors, pressure hull access and structural fittings throughout the boats programme. Exciting opportunities to work on in build programmes for Astute and Dreadnought as well as the upcoming design and structural analysis work for SSN-AUKUS. There are opportunities to learn and grow within this role and Chartership is encouraged and supported throughout.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing submarine structures by calculation to ensure they meet the required load cases and safety factors
  • Analysing submarine structures through Finite Element Analysis
  • Working alongside other engineering disciplines to deliver integrated system solutions
  • Gathering evidence to demonstrate compliance of these solutions with safety, function, and performance requirements
  • Authoring and reviewing design and analysis reports
  • Responding to build issues through collaboration with Operations and Construction Engineering
  • Presenting work to design review panels and key stakeholders

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree or equivalent experience in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline
  • Analytical structural calculation skills
  • Demonstrable Structural Engineering experience



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