Steller Systems Welcomes Simon Welch as Senior Project Manager

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that Simon Welch has joined our team as a Senior Project Manager.  Simon is an accomplished and qualified project manager with extensive experience of managing complex engineering projects in both the military and commercial sectors.

Simon will be responsible for managing some of Steller Systems’ more complex projects, supporting our growing team of naval architects, structural engineers and systems engineers to deliver solutions to clients in both the surface ships and submarine domain.

Due to the increasing demand for our services, we are recruiting Naval Architects and Senior Naval Architects to join our multi-disciplinary team.  Please see our Careers page for more details.

Steller Systems Supports University Interns

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Last week Steller Systems said goodbye to our Easter intern Abigail Hall.  Abigail spent four weeks with us working on a variety of projects and gaining experience of working for a dynamic naval architecture consultancy.

Steller Systems has hosted a number of university interns over the years and recognises the importance and long-term benefits to the engineering community of giving students the opportunity to gain real-world workplace experience.  Interns bring a fresh perspective to tasks within the company, and in turn our fast-paced and innovative team offers interns a broad range of experience and opportunities from which they can learn.

Abigail was an asset to the company during her time here, we wish her every success in her remaining time at university and hope to see her again in the future.

Steller Systems is Continually Innovating

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The team at Steller Systems loves to develop innovative yet realistic concept designs to solve existing problems – whether it’s a survivable and cost-effective light frigate, a game-changing unmanned underwater vessel or a unique superyacht designed ‘backwards’ to save its owners time and money.

For example, the team have developed an innovative design for a dedicated humanitarian operations vessel.  This 140m ship includes a 100 bed, NATO Role 3 medical treatment facility, a large forward upper and lower hold with 6500m3 of flexible storage space over two levels, a ramp and vehicle deck, a hangar and a small vehicle garage.  The design has been developed in parallel with a comprehensive operating model and CONOPS in order to provide a more targeted and efficient response to this core aspect of naval operations.

Steller Systems draws on its extensive experience of providing naval architecture and systems engineering support to in-service vessels to ensure that its concept designs are realistic, pragmatic and solve many of the problems encountered in current vessel designs.

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Steller Systems Supports Armed Forces Community

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Steller Systems is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating our support for the Armed Forces community.

Steller Systems recognises the value that serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.  By signing the covenant we are stating clearly that we strive to be a good employer of the Armed Forces community and that we welcome applicants from it.  In doing so we have made a number of firm, public commitments regarding how we provide practical support for veterans, reservists and families.

For more information about joining Steller Systems, please see our careers page.

Steller Systems Completes Displacement Check of MY JUSTA DELIA

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Steller Systems’ experience and capabilities span all sectors of the maritime industry, from naval ships and submarines to commercial vessels and superyachts.  Steller Systems’ team has just completed a comprehensive deadweight survey and displacement check of Motor Yacht JUSTA DELIA in Docklands, London.  The experiment was conducted alongside ABS surveyors and forms part of the through-life stability management of the vessel.

Steller Systems works with yacht owners, designers, managers and yards to offer a wide range of naval architecture services at all stages of a yacht’s life, from concept design to build and in-service.

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Steller Systems to Welcome Paul Reeves as Business Manager – Submarines

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that Paul Reeves is to join Steller Systems as Business Manager – Submarines in April.  Paul’s role will be to deliver and grow Steller Systems’ work in the underwater domain, to which he brings a wealth of experience.  Paul joins us from BMT Defence Services Ltd. where he is Naval Engineering Manager; Paul also has an impressive history in the Royal Navy having been an Artificer on ASW frigates and Charge Qualified Deputy Marine Engineering Officer on Nuclear Attack Submarines.

Paul joins us at a time of continued growth for the company, as we expand our range of customers and the services we provide.  Due to the increasing demand for our services, we are looking for Naval Architects and Senior Naval Architects to join our multi-disciplinary team of naval architects, marine engineers, systems engineers and structural engineers.  Please see our Careers page for more details.  Steller Systems is a fast-growing family based and highly professional consultancy that can offer a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge and working within a high performing team.

Steller Systems Wins Judges’ Favourite at 2018 QinetiQ Industry Powerboat Challenge

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Steller Systems’ team has won the Judges’ Favourite award at the 2018 QinetiQ Industry Powerboat Challenge.

Congratulations to our team of graduate naval architects, who designed an innovative model powerboat, manufactured it using our in-house 3D printing capability, and raced it against 11 other teams from across industry in challenging conditions in QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin facility.

Many thanks to QinetiQ for organising another great Powerboat Challenge!


Steller Systems to Compete at 2018 QinetiQ Industry Powerboat Challenge

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Steller Systems will be competing at the QinetiQ Industry Powerboat Challenge on 9th February 2018.

Participating teams are required to design and build an innovative model powerboat within defined constraints.  The event culminates in a series of races around a challenging course at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin facility in Haslar; the extreme waves and challenging competition requires the designs to be fast, agile, controllable and survivable!

Steller Systems’ entry has been designed by our graduate naval architects and manufactured using Steller Systems’ in-house 3D printing capability.

The event is organised and hosted annually by QinetiQ, and provides an excellent and fun opportunity for members of the marine industry to network in an informal setting.

Best of luck to all the teams competing!

Steller Systems is Recruiting

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Steller Systems is recruiting!  Due to increasing demand for our services, we are looking for Naval Architects and Senior Naval Architects to join our multi-disciplinary team of naval architects, marine engineers, systems engineers and structural engineers.  Steller Systems is a fast-growing consultancy that can offer a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge.  We are looking for team players with strong technical skills and an ability to communicate clearly.

In addition to the roles above, we are always keen to hear from talented naval architects, marine engineers and systems engineers; please see our Careers page for more details.

Steller Systems Supports DESG Graduate Scheme

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

This week Steller Systems says goodbye to MOD graduate Jamie Wright, who has been working with us for the last six months on a placement as part of the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Graduate Scheme.  During his time with us, Jamie has worked on, and gained experience of, a variety of projects.  These include helping to assess a Royal Navy vessel against the IMO Polar Code, conducting structural analysis and calculations for a foreign vessel, producing design documentation for ship modifications, conducting ship visits and, most recently, helping to design and build Steller Systems’ entry for the QinetiQ Industry Powerboat Challenge.  He has also co-authored and presented an entry to the IMarEST/RINA Western Joint Branch Design Challenge and is currently co-authoring a paper with Steller Systems’ staff for presentation later this year at the INEC 2018 conference.

The placement is part of a reciprocal arrangement with MOD, which has seen one of Steller Systems’ graduates conducting a placement in the MOD’s Naval Authority Group (NAG).

The whole team has really enjoyed working with Jamie.  We wish him the best of luck with his next placement and look forward to working with him in the future.

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