Alastair Shanks

Head of Operations

Alastair Shanks - Head of Operations

Alastair Shanks joined BMT in 2003 following a 13 year career as a Submariner in the Royal Navy. He has led a broad portfolio of projects at BMT, encompassing areas such as submarine combat system engineering, requirements and acceptance, technology development and systems engineering.  

Alastair is a fully qualified engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), with significant experience in contract and operational management and is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). 

Firstly working as a Systems Engineering senior manager, Alastair led the implementation of a strategy to incorporate Systems Engineering disciplines within whole ship design process within BMT.

Alastair has since taken the role of Head of Operations and is responsible for the commercial, contract and project management across the whole BMT business portfolio. Alastair ensures key relationships are underpinned with commercial arrangements that meet our clients’ needs, whilst responding to the strategic ambitions of BMT Defence.