Copello have partnered with a leading Defence and Marine business who are in the recruitment for an Executive 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:

  • Safety Management System development and maintenance/process updates
  • Production and maintenance of Safety Management Plans
  • Production and maintenance of Combat System Safety Engineering Analysis
  • Safety Requirements Management
  • Hazard Log Management
  • DSJ and supporting safety deliverables production
  • Team Management – Monitoring progress
  • Following the programmatic schedule, and meeting milestones and resolving issues

The ideal candidate will also have the following experience: 


  • Experience within a defence domain/background
  • Degree qualified of equivalent experience within Safety Engineering
  • Experience in managing a team


  • Conversant and experienced in carrying out Functional Safety Analysis to open standards e.g., IEC 61508
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership in a professional institution
  • Working to Defence Standards, e.g., Def Stan 00-056 or Def Stan 00-055
  • SSMO or SEMT qualified

The role is based in Frimley, Surrey but can also be based in Bristol, Weymouth, Portsmouth and Plymouth. Salary is up to £65k 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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