Copello have partnered with a leading Defence and Marine business who are in the recruitment for a Principal Safety Engineer to deliver and ensure Safety considerations are implemented across the MOD equipment. 

The role will see you working on the latest submarine projects where you must be eligible for Security Clearance. You will also be undergoing the following tasks:

  • Providing advice on product safety matters to project and engineering managers delivering the programmes and ensuring the safety considerations are correctly considered and implemented
  • Engaging with third parties, to review and gather supporting Design Safety Justification (DSJ) report evidence
  • Developing safety arguments, both physical and functional, using appropriate safety analyses methods, producing, and updating DSJ’s and safety management documentation using appropriate regulations and standards
  • Line Managing other safety practitioners in your team

The ideal candidate will also have the following experience: 


  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)
  • Broad knowledge of industry safety standards (such as Def Stan 00-55 and 00-56, IEC 61508 or similar)
  • Demonstrable experience in safety engineering activities in the defence, maritime or a relevant highly regulated domain


  • Good communication skills and ability to interact and manage stakeholder
  • SSMO (Ship Safety Management Office) or SEMT (Safety and Environmental Management Training) qualified

The role is based in Frimley, Surrey but can also be based in Bristol, Weymouth, Portsmouth and Plymouth. Salary is up to £55k with hybrid working. 

To apply or be considered for the role please contact Grace on 07568390304 or email a copy of your CV to 


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