We are working with an international defence client on the recruitment of a Principal Safety Engineer. The role will provide the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of safety management and safety case delivery. You will be involved with safety requirements capture and management, hazard identification and analysis as well as hazard data management safety documentation and continuous improvement of the safety management system.  The role provides a real opportunity to gain a broad overview of a complex system.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working as part of an Integrated Development Team, established to develop and deliver systems / capability 
  • Specifically focusing on ensuring that Product Safety tasking and activities are completed across multiple systems in support of project milestones through all stages of Engineering Life Cycle Management 
  • Supporting Hazard Identification and Analysis studies
  • Assisting with or generating safety reports
  • Ensuring the Integrated Development Team operates within the project Safety Management System
  • Liaising with other Integrated Development Teams 

Your skills and experiences:

  • Obtained or predicted 2:2 in a Bachelor's or Master's Engineering degree
  • An understanding of 'Safety and Systems Engineering' and of the 'Engineering Life Cycle Management'
  • Experience working and delivering tasks as part of team, but also capable of working and delivering tasks unsupervised
  • The ability to be agile in working practices and customer expectations
  • Self-motivated, with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Practical experience as a Product Safety Engineer in the maritime defence sector is preferable, although experience in other sectors will be considered

The Safety & Environmental Team:

If you are interested in understanding how submarines operate then this role is for you.  As a Product Safety Engineer you will assist System Engineers in influencing submarine systems and capability development. You will develop an understanding of how certain systems work and work together and ensure that the system of system interactions considers Product Safety appropriately.


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Please note you will need to be able to obtain SC clearance due to the nature of the role.

If you are interested please send an up to date version of your CV to emmaw@copello.co.uk


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