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Trainee Safety Engineer / Safety Consultant

Ref no. BHN543376
Location Somerset, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Have you considered a career in Safety Engineering?

We have an opportunity to work for an exciting and growing consultancy in the defence and space sector.

Key skills required for this role

marine, engineering, safety, hazard, risk management, documentation


marine, engineering, safety, hazard, risk management, documentation

Job description

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain SC Clearance.

Ex-Forces with systems safety experience particularly welcome to apply.

What we are looking for

Making what seems impossible possible is what we do, and we are looking for a driven individual who shares these values and wants to work in a fast paced and exciting environment, delivering safety critical projects and creating real value to its clients.

The Role

  • This role will report into the Safety Engineering Manager and is a great opportunity for engineers with one to five years' commercial or military experience. You will be responsible for delivering projects, working in small specialist teams throughout the full project life cycle.
  • You will have the opportunity to support bids and develop your engineering and consulting skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing market. You will need to be a dynamic individual who seeks out every opportunity to add value to their clients and have a can-do attitude.

The Culture

  • The professional team and affable culture is why our company has such a positive reputation within its client base. If you are used to establishing strong relationships with your colleagues and customers, you will fit right in. Your analytical mindset and inquisitive nature will support you in developing your career as a Safety Engineer/Consultant, ensuring high hazard environments are as safe as possible. You will need to be responsible for managing your own time and workload and be able to communicate a positive approach to work.

What's in it for you?

This role will give you the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects. One day you could be working on a maritime classification project and the next you could be working on a new unmanned combat weapon system. This will give you a fantastic opportunity to broaden your knowledge and experience as you grow with the organisation.


  • Experience in safety engineering projects, programmes and/or processes;
  • Experience in hazard analysis, risk management and reduction;
  • Project Management experience.


  • On time and to budget delivery of safety engineering project/task outputs to meet the deliverables required by the contract;
  • Support to bids, proposals, analysis and report writing;
  • Provide reports on productivity and other performance indicators to the Project Lead for project specific tasks;
  • Assist the Capability Manager with developing new capability in order to meet new and emerging market demands;


  • Successful in establishing strong and effective working relationships with customers and colleagues;
  • Effective time management with good communication skills, listening skills with a flexible and positive approach to work;
  • Excellent report writing skills and high standards of quality; able to apply a logical and tailored approach to meet client needs.
  • Ability to engage with existing and potential customers, building trust and confidence.

If the above sounds like you and you would like to know more, please apply and we will share more information on this opportunity with you.

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