Naval Architect

Washington, DC
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BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. is seeking a Naval Architect to support the establishment of new U.S. Navy Strategic and Theater Sealift shipbuilding programs

BMT is a full-service technical and management consultancy. Clients include the federal government, domestic and international marine, environmental and safety companies. Our technical and managerial competencies include: Ship Design and Engineering Services; Reliability Centered Maintenance, Systems Safety and Logistics Support; Environmental and Energy Policy Formulation and Support, Human Factors Engineering and Applied Environmental Services.  Our professional staff provides high caliber designs and engineering solutions, comprehensive test and evaluation analysis and management support services exceeding customer expectations.  

BMT is an international design, science, engineering, risk and program management consultancy, serving clients principally in the defense and security, energy and environment, critical infrastructure and commercial shipping sectors. For further information on BMT please visit

The Role

BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. is seeking a Naval Architect to support the establishment of new U.S. Navy Strategic and Theater Sealift shipbuilding programs through the definition and documentation of program and system requirements, acquisition strategies and trade studies, and the review and synthesis of shipbuilding industry concepts, capabilities and lessons learned. The Naval Architect will be responsible for technical services including:

  • Support the definition and evaluation of studies including feasibility, alternative trade-off, ship impact, and proof of concept analyses
  • Conduct analyses and trade off studies to support feasibility assessment of common hull designs
  • Review shipbuilder industry concept study deliverables and provide comments
  • Conduct Market research on adaptive force packages, containerized mission packages, and existing interfaces
  • Assist in developing required plans, concept papers, white papers, and briefings, action and milestone planning and tracking, project planning and progress status, program metrics establishment and tracking, and participation in designated meetings and milestone reviews
  • Assist in acquisition program documentation development, including researching requirements and drafting assigned acquisition documents and reports, milestone decision and gate reviews
  • Improve understanding with respect to evolving mission package requirements, analysis, measures of effectiveness, capability requirements
  • Research emerging Strategic & Theater Sealift information technologies, and assist the Government in performing verification of requirements, standards, concepts, and technologies for applicability to the Strategic & Theater Sealift and associated PEO SHIPS programs
  • Coordinate the efforts and provide team leadership for BMT engineers supporting this effort

 Work Location: Washington, DC

Candidates must have an active DOD security clearance. 

The Individual


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and minimum and 10 years of relevant experience in ship design as described in the role above, including concept and preliminary design, including hull form definition, speed and power estimating, electric power estimating, development of general and machinery arrangements, strength, and stability
  • Demonstrated knowledge of shipbuilding design and build practices, environments and considerations
  • Sealift Ship and naval ship design experience highly desirable, including familiarity with aviation intermediate maintenance support, medical services, command & control, and submarine tending systems and operations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using 2D and 3D AutoCAD
  • Familiarity (practical experience preferred) with early stage ship design tools such as ASSET
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary project team
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct the work of others



Other Requirements

BMT Designers & Planners enjoys a diverse professional staff and offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants must email resume, BMT Employment Application and Surveys with subject line "CAS 02" to or fax to 703-920-7177. Find employment application below. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce. BMT Designers & Planners is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Affirmative Action Employer of M/F/Veterans/Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

For further information on BMT Designers & Planners, please visit their website:

Who to contact / How to apply:

To apply please send a copy of your CV to

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role prior to applying please contact:
Patricia Ghannam on +1 703 920 7070


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