Safety Engineer

  • Location

    Plymouth, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Nuclear, Defence, Aviation & Marine

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £37.00 per hour (Ltd, outside of IR35)

  • Contact:

    Matthew Hind

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


Safety Engineer

Contract Assignment, Outside of IR-35.

Rate: £37 per hour

Duration: 6-12 months initially

Location. Eventually Plymouth, however initially home/remote based. As and when lockdown is eased this will be a site-based role in Plymouth Monday-Friday.



Techniche are working closely with an Engineering & Technology organisation based in the South West of England.


We are supporting them with appointing a Safety Engineer for a long term contract assignment supporting highly regulated government Engineering projects within the Marine Defence Sector.

The role will be working within the Safety Engineering Group , providing safety and environmental engineering management services for surface ships, submarine and commercial projects.

Main Purpose of Role:

  • Provide professional safety and environmental engineering support to surface ship, submarine and commercial projects;
  • Provide safety and environmental case input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems;
  • Support other members of Safety team in developing non-nuclear safety and environmental assessments or cases;
  • Plan and control of work to time, cost and quality;
  • Provide expertise and support in own engineering specialisation to other members of the safety team;
  • Assist in the production of and eventually own and control safety and environmental cases.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

The Safety Engineer is required to have an extensive engineering background in a relevant discipline and experience of safety and environmental assessment/management processes that is specifically directed towards systems or product safety and environmental assessment (as opposed to health and safety management).

Key Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive operating background in UK submarines, Cat A or B NSRP watch keeper;
  • Experience of working with MOD processes and publications, in particular: POSMS, POEMS, DSA01 & 02, JSP 430, JSP 418 & Def Stan 00-56;
  • Authoring of Technical Reports;
  • Chairmanship and recording of Technical meetings;
  • Experience of constructing a safety argument in accordance with the First Sea Lord’s
  • Safety Argument, Goal Structured Notation, Claims/Argument/Evidence etc.
  • Experience of facilitating/undertaking Hazard Identification and Assessment exercises.
  • Experienced in multidisciplinary engineering environment.


  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered;
  • Good presentational, written, analytical and IT skills;
  • Preferably already hold the Defence Maritime Regulator’s (DMR) Ship Safety & Environmental Management Training (SEMT) or Ship Safety Management Office (SSMO) Certification (training will be arranged if required);
  • Knowledge and experience of conventional non-nuclear safety
  • Ideally you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. IMechE, RINA, IET, SARS etc.) and hold Chartered or Incorporated status (or be working towards);
  • Knowledge of environmental issues & legislation would be an advantage
  • Preferably Category A or B submarine NSRP watch keeping certificate