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Principal Safety Engineer

  • Salary: benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 29/11/2016
  • Job reference: J354369A

Principal Safety Engineer

A successful FTSE 100 engineering support services organisation is looking to take on a Safety Engineer to work within the Submarine Business Unit to support the UK's largest defence project to date.

The Job

Based in Bristol, you will be responsible for assisting the Safety and Environmental Team Lead in the preparation of the Successor Shore Support Services Safety documentation. You will liaise with the external alliance of BAE, MoD and Rolls Royce to review safety case documentation and ensure that when the platform moves, the locations have the facilities that are compatible.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the support design of the Successor Programme.

You will be responsible for production and review of safety case documentation and undertake deterministic and probabilistic safety assessments. (DSA/ PSA). The role will look at a range of safety case documentation with varying levels of complexity and you will support the production of the maintenance assurance justification strategy. You will examine documentation relevant to the design of the Successor platform systems, structures and components and the current infrastructure which may be required to support Successor through life when in service.

In addition, you will look at conventional safety and understand the local hazards to the various individuals.

Company Information and Proposition

Ensuring that our nuclear deterrent is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is a huge task and one that this company has a major part in delivering for the current Vanguard-class platforms. The WBSI has three primary functions within the Successor Programme:

  • Influencing the design of the submarine - maximising ease of support in service;
  • Developing an in-service Support Solution which demonstrably satisfies requirements for availability and cost;
  • Ensuring the submarine can be maintained within safe operating limits.

The Requirements

NOTE: we will look at a range of experience. Although a Principal Safety Engineer is desired, it is also possible to take on a safety engineer or senior safety engineer and develop with training over time.

Safety Case experience; must have practical experience in producing and reviewing complex safety cases from a highly regulated or hazardous industry. HAZOPs/ FMEAs are desired.

Conventional safety is highly desirable; will also consider occupational H&S, ideally have an IOSH or NEBOSH qualification, working from heights etc.

Industry background; must come from civil nuclear/ nuclear/ defence/ marine/ submarine industry. Would consider Aerospace or Rail for the right individual.

Marine knowledge desirable; ideally have an understanding of how the platform operates/ repair experience/ marine facilities knowledge.

IT literate; be proficient in MS Office and able to learn internal IT packages.

Academic qualification; will consider a range of backgrounds, ideally have HND/HNC as a minimum, but will also consider experience. For the top end of the pay scale, candidates must have a degree and be chartered or working towards.

Other information

Salary: £35,000 - £50,000

Hours: 37 hours a week

Location: Bristol

Travel: Frequent UK travel, including week long visits

Security: SC + ITAR regulations apply

Start Date: ASAP

Application Process

If you feel like you possess these Safety Engineering skills and knowledge, then please apply to Emily Griffiths to discuss how we can accelerate your career.

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