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Naval Architect Engineer - Placement Year 2023

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What We Do in Consulting?

We like problems at Frazer-Nash, and we work collaboratively, leveraging a diverse skillset to deliver a wide range of projects - no two days are the same! In our Naval Architecture group, called Marine Technology, we tackle challenges with;

  • Warships and Submarines – How do the MoD make the right Naval Architecture decisions and how do ship yards deliver new and effective solutions that are what the MoD want and need?
  • Commercial Shipping – How can we keep ships at sea, improve their availability and keep them safe?
  • Autonomy – How do we develop autonomous capabilities into front line service?
  • Net Zero – How do we change shipping to reduce it’s carbon footprint?
  • Anything that is boat related – Supporting Frazer-Nash’s other disciplines solving marine clients problems in safety, environmental, structural, fluid, human factors.

The projects you work on, and manage, will develop your technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of disciplines. You will work with, and learn from, colleagues from a range of technical backgrounds including engineers, project managers, economists and world leading experts in their fields.

Frazer-Nash values personal development and understands the importance of investing in its staff. In 2022 we have been awarded ‘Employer of the year’ at the 2022 Maritime UK awards.

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Team information:

As part of the Marine Technology team, you will work on:

  • Supporting the Royal Navy in designing, introducing into service, operating and decommissioning Warships, Submarines, and a variety of front line systems
  • Working with the Commercial Shipping sector to introduce innovative and novel tech into ships to improve operational performance and reduce carbon emissions
  • Support the introduction of complex autonomous systems

As part of the Marine Technology team you will be working within an industry undergoing immense investment and on the cusp of technological revolution.

What you’ll be doing at Frazer-Nash?

You will be supported and integrated into the team to help solve our clients’ problems from day one. Key features of the role will include:

  • Supporting delivery of projects through analysis and development of solutions to client problems
  • Developing your professional technical knowledge of the Naval and Commercial Shipping sectors
  • Developing your commercial and project management skills

While solving client problems there is often the opportunity to experience the industry from client sites. This provides excellent opportunities to develop working relationships, learn about how our clients operate and gain a broader understanding of the sectors we work in to help you grow your capabilities and continue your professional development.

What you’ll need?

We are looking for ambitious, intelligent and inquisitive individuals, who can solve challenging problems. We embrace diversity, innovation and collaboration at Frazer-Nash and provide the opportunity for talented people like you to work on projects that make a difference to our world.

On route to obtaining a Naval Architecture degree level qualification 2:1 or above


  • Adaptability & a team player
  • An interest and experience working in the Maritime industry
  • Ability to problem-solve and think outside the box
  • An understanding of software usage in systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible application of engineering fundamentals

The nature of our work means that we sometimes require staff to access Government material, it is therefore necessary for all our employees to gain appropriate security clearance. We will apply for clearance if you have successfully been selected for a position, and we will decide if we can successfully gain full clearance on your behalf based on the content of your application. Any offer of employment is subject to this requirement being met.

What can Frazer-Nash offer you?

This an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team undertaking challenging and interesting work for our clients, where we will help you to develop and nurture your potential as you grow within your role. We will support and encourage your ideas and will give you the opportunity to work directly with our clients, helping you to build strong working relationships and professional networks. Clear career pathways will help you to develop and nurture your potential as you grow within your role, leading to exciting future career prospects and the opportunity to return as a Frazer-Nash graduate.

You will have the option to take part in lots of social activities throughout the year as well. Join in on our annual fitness challenge, December socials, or join one of our many networking groups!


  • Competitive salary: [£21,000 Pro Rata]
  • Happy to talk flexible working
  • Holiday sale and purchase scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Targeted professional development
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare membership
  • Bonus scheme linked into company performance
  • Paid membership fees to a professional institution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season rail ticket loan

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 16th, 2022
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 Year
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Naval Architecture

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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