Naval Architect

Marine Industrial Design (MID) is a New Zealand based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering design consultancy with a reputation for providing practical and proven marine engineering solutions to our clients. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock (NZ) Limited, MID complements and supports the organisation’s commercial and naval engineering capabilities within New Zealand. Babcock International Group has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around $9 billion in 2016/17, we improve the capability, reliability and availability of our customers’ most critical assets across Marine, Land and Aviation sectors

We are currently seeking a professional Naval Architect to join our business, reporting to the Senior/Principal Naval Architect. This role will provide Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering consultancy solutions across a number of market sectors including super yachts, fishing vessels, ferries, workboats, tugs, barges. You will also assist Babcock (NZ) in its contract commitments in providing the in-service support for the Royal New Zealand Navy and other projects for NZ Defence Force.

About the Role:

We are looking for someone who has a strong background in the marine industry, with good experience of practising Naval Architecture. You will have experience working in a multidisciplinary design office where you use your skills and CAD tools to produce analysis, calculations, reports, modelling and drawings. You will be familiar with working in a project based environment and you will be experienced in delivering projects on time, in budget and to specification. You will have:

  •  Degree or equivalent in Naval Architecture (or associated discipline).
  •  Able to demonstrate track record on delivering and managing naval architecture outputs
  •  Minimum 3-4 years relevant experience in the marine sector
  •  Hold a current membership with an associated engineering body/council
  •  Be a proficient user of standard applications, bespoke Naval Architect software (NAPA experience is desirable.) and CAD software packages - including 3D modelling,  analysis and drafting.

What’s in it for you?

In this position you will be delivering projects and output to clients, liaising face to face with clients and working with your peers in the MID team. Projects may involve site visits to vessels and clients in the local Auckland region and occasionally further away in NZ or abroad. There will be opportunities to progress in the team and gain seniority as your skills develop.

You will be based in MID’s Auckland offices, located in Babcock’s dockyard facility within the Royal NZ Navy’s, Devonport Naval Base on Auckland’s North Shore. This location is ideally positioned for ferry connections to the city centre and for commuter routes to the North Shore.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Job no: FXAM70310

Location: Auckland - NZ

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 June 2019