Naval Engineering Principal Consultant

23rd April 2023

Salary range is between £60,000pa and £90,000pa, dependant on experience.

At Naval Solutions we support our clients deliver Ship, Submarine and Port Infrastructure projects by providing innovative engineering and technical solutions tailored to making a real difference now and in the future.

We are a small company, so you will have greater exposure to the mechanics of operating the business. This will mean, more autonomy and freedom and be at the cutting edge of shaping the delivery of Technical Services to our MoD and Industry Clients. Our people are an integral part of our success, and we feel they should be suitably rewarded for their expertise, knowledge and contribution.

As a Principal Consultant, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and projects, and to provide valuable insights and solutions that will shape the future of Naval Solutions and the maritime industry.

If you are passionate about the maritime industry and have a strong technical background in marine engineering, naval architecture, and ship design, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Summary

We are seeking a knowledgeable and highly experienced Principal Consultant to provide expert advice and technical solutions to our clients in the maritime industry.

The successful candidates will have a strong background and extensive experience and be able to provide consultancy services in any of the following disciplines in Ship’s or Submarines:

  • Marine engineering,
  • Safety Engineering and Safety Management,
  • Systems Engineering,
  • Supportability,
  • Nuclear Engineering,
  • Naval Architecture,
  • Combat System Design,
  • Weapon Design,
  • Weapons Integration,
  • Legislation Compliance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic guidance, thought-leadership and expert advice.
  • Shape our technical services, lead Naval Solutions’ technical disciplines.
  • Undertake feasibility studies, cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis and assessment.
  • Provide Technical Support and Assurance to clients during the design, construction, and commissioning phases of maritime projects.
  • Review and evaluate design proposals, specifications, and technical reports.
  • Author technical documents, reports, manuals, and procedures.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in Maritime and Naval Sector, engineering lifecycle and MoD Procurement.


  • Strong Leadership skills and experience.
  • Self-starting personality.
  • Strong Technical background.
  • Excellent Teamwork skills.
  • Due to the nature of the work that Naval Solutions undertake, candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and must be able to satisfy SC clearance criteria for UK National Security Vetting.


  • Degree in relevant Engineering discipline related field.
  • Engineering Fellow or working towards becoming an Engineering Fellow.
  • Although not essential, this role would particularly suit a Royal Navy/ Merchant Navy/ ex-MoD personnel.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the maritime industry, with a proven track record of delivering successful projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of either vessel design, construction, or operation,
  • Understanding relevant regulations and standards.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability supervise multiple projects
  • Willingness to travel to client sites as needed.


  • Competitive salary: [£60,000 – £90,000], dependant on experience.
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement building up to 30 days over 10 years service.
  • Company pension scheme with Naval Solutions matching contributions up to10% salary.
  • Support in your ongoing Professional Development.
  • Private healthcare membership.
  • Bonus scheme linked into company performance.
  • Bonus scheme linked into individual performance.
  • Hybrid working pattern.