Copello are now looking for an Engineering Manager for Product Safety on behalf of a Defence Prime who are delivering on current gen and next-gen programmes.

This is a role that can be performed remotely but the candidate must be willing to travel to site from time to time, which is based in the North West.  The Product Safety Engineering Manager will have the opportunity to work across multiple exciting projects across Maritime & Naval programmes. 

What you'll be doing

  • Deterministic nuclear safety assessment for build and commission of Dreadnought and future class submarines
  • Authoring of nuclear safety cases including results of deterministic and probabilistic analyses of the submarine build and commission activities
  • ALARP assessments of new and legacy facilities and equipment
  • Definition, agreement, and implementation of safety case requirements
  • Potential line management and development responsibilities for less senior team-members
  • Management of internal and external interfaces, such as Engineering Authorities, Human Factors, regulatory bodies, MOD

Skills and Experiences


  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline (engineering or physical sciences)
  • Previous experience in safety analysis and safety case production for high hazard industries


  • Chartered engineer (or actively working toward this) desirable
  • Previous experience working for a nuclear site and/or on the submarine programme
  • Some relevant nuclear and/or safety degree programmes at these universities: Heriot-Watt, Aberdeen, Cranfield, Strathclyde, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham

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