Graduate Analyst

Type: Graduate
Region: London

Step into a world where cutting-edge technology meets unparalleled expertise. Ultra Maritime pioneers delivering multi-mission solutions that protect and empower the naval forces worldwide. With our extensive portfolio of capabilities, our innovations are utilised on naval fleets across our allied navies around the globe.

As the maritime and underwater battlespace evolves, we tirelessly push the boundaries to develop advanced specialist systems that provide our ‘five-eyes’ Defence customers with an unbeatable warfighting edge. From surface vessels to sub-surface operations and unmanned platforms, we are revolutionizing the way naval missions are executed.

We thrive on collaboration and partnering with our customers to ensure mission success. Our expert solutions encompass an array of game-changing technologies, including state-of-the-art sonar, radar, expendables, signature management, and naval power systems.

Join us in shaping the future of naval warfare and together, we will safeguard the seas and empower navies worldwide!

Flexible Working

At Ultra Maritime, we understand that your personal life is just as important as your professional one. That’s why we support and promote flexible working arrangements where possible. Whether you prefer a hybrid model, working remotely, or the structure of being on-site, we will support you as best as we can. Embrace the freedom to shape your work hours according to your needs, whether it’s part-time, compressed hours, or a unique arrangement that suits your lifestyle.

Loudwater, Greenford, and Weymouth exclusively offer a 9-day fortnight working pattern, offering extended weekends every other week, granting you more time to pursue your passions. And that’s not all – we provide flexible start and finish times.

It’s the ‘innovating’ and ’empowering’ values that we ASPIRE to be. We welcome the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because we recognise, our business is our people.

Job Description

How do you find the hidden, detect the soundless, and see the invisible? How would you like to lead a team that develops and manufactures next-generation technologies and products that help find our nation’s stealthiest adversaries? Find out more about what we do and the people who currently help us succeed.

Ultra Maritime Sonar Systems offers a two-year graduate scheme in a variety of Engineering disciplines. Our structured programmes give you the opportunity to designing solutions and solving problems on our diverse range of projects and programmes. We will challenge and support you in equal measure to nurture your potential as an engineer.

During the scheme, you will complete a number of placements around the business, designed to be flexible to support your career objectives and development. These placements will give you the chance to utilise and build your skills across the engineering disciplines as well as gain knowledge of the wider business, such as Project Management, Sales and Marketing, Commercial and Operations.

About you

  • You should be expecting at least a 2.2 level bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or STEM subject. Masters and PhD candidates equally welcome. Any previous work experience such as internships or work placements is likely to be a bonus.
  • You need the ability to gain security clearance at SC level.
  • Ability to travel between sites is useful.

Key departments

As a Graduate Engineer you will join Ultra in one of five Engineering functions: Systems, Software, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical and Support. A sample of the activities typically undertaken within each function is given below:


  • Working with the customer and internal teams to elicit and derive requirements.
  • Developing the high-level system architecture for a project.
  • Planning and undertaking verification and validation activities.


  • Programming of software in high level commonly used languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, HTML, C#, Python, QT) and low level, more rarely used languages (e.g. assembly, delphi, ada).
  • Development of unit test frameworks and implementation of automated unit testing.
  • Production of formal software documentation throughout the whole lifecycle (planning, design, test, transition, manuals, etc.).


  • Algorithm definition/verification based on the application of established digital signal processing approaches
  • Selecting appropriate algorithmic techniques based upon performance requirements
  • Developing algorithms with implementation in mind (segmentation/simplification/parallelisation)
  • Developing transducer designs using piezo-electric material
  • Modelling algorithm/transducer performance under a wide range of realistic underwater conditions
  • Modelling sonar/acoustic performance against customer requirements
  • Analysing Trials data, assessing against system performance requirements

Electrical / Electronics

  • Developing schematics for electronics to meet system requirements and functional interface specifications.
  • Selecting components appropriate for the application and environment being considered.
  • Working with the operations and systems teams to ensure the manufacturability, reliability and maintainability of electronic equipment designs.


  • Undertaking 3D CAD modelling to design cost effective and producible mechanisms and structures while producing 2D technical drawings as part of a production drawing pack.
  • Supporting stress and thermal analysis activities to ensure designs are fit for purpose.
  • Selecting materials and advising the Operations team on assembly techniques and manufacturing.

Support Solutions & Services

  • Working closely with end-users, the customer and the supply chain to ensure the delivery of support and training, globally, at short notice.
  • Utilising both business and engineering skillsets, alongside our Project Management team, by undertaking a wide variety of work in support of our in-service products.
  • Influencing our design teams to ensure maximum reliability and supportability of our products and developing support proposals in coordination with our Sales & Marketing team.

During the graduate scheme, you will progress your engineering competence and will have the opportunity to work towards Chartered Engineer status. At all times throughout the scheme, we will provide you with excellent support, including providing you with a mentor and coaching during each placement by senior team members.

At Ultra, we are committed to supporting and developing future engineers and we have plenty of STEM & Outreach activities for you to get involved in, such as careers fairs, school or university talks, and paid volunteer days. These activities also bolster your communication and presentation skills aiding your progression to Chartered Engineer status. Ultra has a strong diversity, equality and inclusion programme so don’t worry about fitting in: we value you as you are.

Relocation Support

Attracting high-level talent and people that can add value and expertise, is vital to our success. Attracting and retaining brilliant people is imperative so that’s why we search across the UK for talent. We offer financial support to candidates that are considering relocating; this is considered on a case-by-case basis per role and subject to HMRC guidelines.

Nationality Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role, due to the nature of the programmes we deliver for our customers.

Diverse & Inclusive Employer

Ultra Maritime is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. Underpinned by our values, behaviours, and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be your best and authentic self.

We promote a workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures; believing that this will increase our diversity of thinking, and ultimately ensure we continue delivering on our commitments to our customers.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and welcome applications from all candidates.

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