Safety and Environmental Engineer

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  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £30.00 - £37.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karen Mullineux

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Safety Support Engineer

Contract 12 Months

Rate: £30.00 - £37.00 P/H

Location: Devonport

Our client provides safety and environmental engineering management services for surface ships, submarine and commercial projects but excluding those with a nuclear implication.

  • Provide professional safety and environmental engineering support to surface ship, submarine and commercial projects;
  • Provide safety and environmental case input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems;
  • Support other members of SEG in developing non-nuclear safety and environmental assessments or cases;
  • Plan and control of work to time, cost and quality;
  • Provide expertise and support in own engineering specialisation to other members of the safety team;
  • Assist in the production of and eventually own and control safety and environmental cases.

The Safety Support Engineer is required to have an extensive engineering background in a relevant discipline and proven ability of safety and environmental assessment/management processes that is specifically directed towards systems or product safety and environmental assessment (as opposed to health and safety management).

Key Technical Skills and Proven Ability:

  • Extensive operating background in UK submarines, Cat A or B NSRP watchkeeper;
  • Proven ability of working with MOD processes and publications, in particular: POSMS, POEMS, DSA01 & 02, JSP 430, JSP 418 & Def Stan 00-56;
  • Authoring of Technical Reports;
  • Chairmanship and recording of Technical meetings;
  • Proven ability of constructing a safety argument in accordance with the First Sea Lord's Safety Argument, Goal Structured Notation, Claims/Argument/Evidence etc.
  • Proven ability of facilitating/undertaking Hazard Identification and Assessment exercises.
  • Proven ability in multidisciplinary engineering environment.

Key Leadership/Management Skills

  • Good people management skills;
  • Good team player but able to plan and work alone;
  • Prepared and able to make decisions in own sphere of responsibility.

Key Interpersonal and Behavioural Skills

  • Displays flexibility, enthusiasm, drive and commitment;
  • Professional in all actions;
  • Good influencing skills and customer focus;
  • Committed to ensuring design safety and prepared to challenge output when required;
  • Desire to learn new skills in support of role;
  • Self-motivated.
  • Category A or B submarine NSRP watchkeeping certificate
  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive proven ability in relevant field will be considered;
  • Good presentational, written, analytical and IT skills;
  • Preferably already hold the Defence Maritime Regulator's (DMR) Ship Safety & Environmental Management Training (SEMT) or Ship Safety Management Office (SSMO) Certification (training will be arranged if required);
  • Knowledge and proven ability of conventional non-nuclear safety engineering in accordance with Def Stan 0056 (Safety Management for Defence Systems), DSA01.1 Defence Policy for Health, Safety and Environmental Protection, DSA02-DMR - MOD Shipping Regulations for Safety and Environmental Protection, JSP 430 (MoD Ship Safety Manual) and JSP 418 MOD Corporate Environmental Protection Manual;
  • Ideally you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. IMechE, RINA, IET, SARS etc.) and hold Chartered or Incorporated status (or be working towards);
  • Knowledge of environmental issues & legislation would be an advantage.