Our business finds, recovers, refines, markets and sells energy and petroleum products. And we’re committed to doing it cleanly, safely and responsibly. BP Shipping connects many parts of this global business by providing safe and environmentally responsible transportation of BP’s hydrocarbons. To do this we own and operate many types of vessels, including 37 medium-size crude and product carriers, three very large crude carriers, one North Sea shuttle tanker, eight LNG carriers and four LPG carriers. All of these vessels are double-hulled and have to operate within strict assurance criteria. Naval Architects are crucial to this — providing marine expertise across Upstream (Exploration & Production) and Downstream (Refining & Marketing) sectors in addition to supporting our core responsibilities.
With the increasing need for marine assurance specialists, what’s clear is that by developing your career in shipping, your skills will be in great demand and could take you around the world.
As a naval architect, you will deal with the design, construction, maintenance and operation of a ship’s hull and structures, using basic and applied research, design and development calculations during all stages of the life of the ship. You’ll also gain an in-depth knowledge of safety regulations and damage control rules to allow the approval and certification of ship designs.
To apply for this role, you’ll need to be studying a 2:1 Master’s degree (or equivalent) in naval architecture.
We support all of our engineering graduates to become chartered engineers. Therefore, in order to be eligible for this role, the degree you are studying must be accredited by RINA.