Principal Safety Engineer

  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Marine and Shipbuilding

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  • Salary:

    Up to £60.67 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Principal Safety Engineer

Location: Barrow

Duration: 12 months

Rate: £60.67 per hour LTD

Our client seeks a Principle Safety Engineer to work on a submarines project in Barrow.

Key responsibilities

  • Produce nuclear facilities safety documentation to demonstrate justification of facilities
  • Produce Scope of Works for design consultants and other relevant design documentation
  • Produce and manage requirements capture documentation
  • Produce reports relating to the assessment of structural and mechanical adequacy
  • Manage (or support the management of) Consultant Engineers employed in the design of the new facilities, including review of and reporting on design deliverables
  • Provide technical/engineering advice
  • Be proactive in the risk and opportunity management of the various nuclear facilities through the design development stage
  • Manage (or support management of) the NFDA workload and junior staff members, as required
  • Manage key stakeholders throughout the project, including through requirements capture stages where elicitation of actual requirements from stakeholder is essential to project success
  • Articulate and present technical arguments clearly, logically and simply
  • Discuss and articulate facility substantiation with Regulators during inspections as required

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Proven ability in the design and construction of major nuclear related facilities
  • Knowledge in design analysis and contract specifications
  • Demonstrated ability in facilities safety justification and safety document production
  • Excellent project management and document management skills


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).