Graduate Naval Architect 2024

Naval Architecture, Marine, Hydrology.

About us

KBR’s global business comprises two main segments – Sustainable Technology Solutions (STS) and Government Solutions (GS). This role sits within STS in the Integrated Solutions business unit.

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Integrated Solutions is the engineering and project delivery group providing services which include front-end and detailed engineering, procurement, construction services, and program management primarily in the hydrocarbons and energy transition industries.

About the role

Under direct supervision, independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.

With additional experience within one functional area, assists in the design of larger and more complex assignments which involve conventional types of plans, investigations and analyses with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents.

Job tasks, correctly performed, impact indirectly on cost containment, efficiency, profitability or operations. Skills are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in Naval Architecture/Engineering.

Roles and Responsibilities

Working in a project-based environment under the supervision of senior KBR staff, the candidate will be responsible for the analysis, design and specification of floating structures or for the transportation and installation of offshore structures.

Typical subject areas include hydrodynamics, loading and stability, structural analysis and design, dynamic analysis, transportation and installation related engineering and the application of Codes, Rules and Regulations.

Skills and experience

  • Skills gained through undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including final year design projects and any work placements High motivation and strong desire to excel in naval architecture
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to extract relevant technical information and data from literature
  • Ability to see the bigger picture as well as attention to detail 
  • Self-motivated and a good communication skills to enable effective team working.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills


  • MSc/MEng degree in Naval Architecture/Offshore Engineering or equivalent
  • Right to work in the UK

Why join KBR

When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. Through collaboration with our customers, we’re defining tomorrow’s challenges, then providing the solutions and services to overcome those challenges, always maintaining our commitment to total safety and reliability.

At KBR, we partner with government and industry clients to provide purposeful and comprehensive solutions with an emphasis on efficiency and safety. With a full portfolio of services, proprietary technologies and expertise, our employees are ready to handle projects and missions throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning and design to sustainability and maintenance. Whether at the bottom of the ocean or in outer space, our clients trust us to deliver the impossible on a daily basis.

Working at KBR means being rewarded for your contributions. In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients. We attract the best minds in the world because our expertise thrives on creativity, resourcefulness and collaboration. That is how we supply our clients with cutting-edge solutions and services.

As the needs of the world change, we’re ready to respond and guide the way forward with strategic, sustainable, and technological advancements grounded in more than a century of practical application and execution.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Job ID Number: R2076724
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  • Salary
    £31,000 plus £2,000 joining bonus + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:2 and above
  • Location
    Leatherhead (Surrey)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Marine
  • Naval Architecture
  • Water/Hydrology
Also Accepting...
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
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