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Alexander Whatley

CEng, MRINA, RCNC Senior Associate


A specialist in naval architecture, Alex Whatley has considerable experience managing complex technical projects for a wide number of commercial and military clients. He is skilled in areas such as organizing and conducting stability testing, submarine structures and hydrodynamics, acoustic signature reduction management, and project management. Early in his career, Alex held a variety of engineering and technology-related positions at the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Naval Authority Group working on various ship and submarine projects. This includes serving as Head of Submarine Naval Architecture, where he was responsible for safety policy development and implementation, and technology and technical standards development. Alex has taken professional training courses in submarine design, designing for underwater shock, structural risk and reliability, fatigue and fracture analysis, submarine hydrodynamics and practical stress analysis and finite element methods.


MSc, Naval Architecture, University College London

BSc, Marine Technology, Plymouth University

Higher National Diploma, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Plymouth University

Alex is focused on building trust and better client relationships. From simple to complex engineering solutions, his clients know he can deliver.