Safety Engineer

Salary £39,950 - £47,000/annum
Location Manchester, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Empty


Joining this team will help you become a 'go-to' expert, through our supportive learning culture and your own drive to provide vital expertise helping DE&S manage safety risks across a breadth of high-profile projects.


Our Internal Technical Support (ITS) team provides support to a huge variety of projects from combat aircraft and armoured vehicles to submarines, body armour and aircraft carriers.

The Job

Are you a Safety Engineer who is looking to influence safety decisions across the project lifecycle of multiple projects? If so, we want you to join our vision to save lives by ensuring our Armed Forces are equipped with capable, safe-to-operate equipment.

We believe a diverse workforce improves diversity of thought, our ability to attract the best candidates and ultimately the service we can provide our Armed Forces. We recognise that our employees need to balance work and home commitments, and that the best candidate for a role may not always be available throughout core business hours. Therefore, we are excited to advertise full, part-time and flexible working opportunities for Safety Engineers in our team. We work closely with clients across a range of delivery teams as intelligent decision makers and subject matter experts. By ensuring military equipment is safe to operate with world-leading capabilities, this team makes a big difference to projects integral to supporting our Armed Forces!

Please note, that due to the nature of the projects involved, the majority of these roles will require applicants to be sole UK nationals.


As a Safety Engineer, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

* Developing artefacts/evidence used in the assessment of environmental/safety risk, and considering the implications of changes to equipment design, offering mitigation advice in the process
* Providing advice and support to colleagues, ensuring that appropriate safety requirements are correctly applied and delivered in contracts
* Creating and implementing safety management systems for products, services or systems, as either part of design or in-service support
* Interpreting and applying safety policy for the design and support of platforms and equipment
* Utilising your exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills to offer all of the above services across multiple areas, including Maritime, Land, Weapons, Air and Submarines, ensuring that your solutions are understood and appropriately executed

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* Hold a minimum of a Level 4 (e.g. HNC) qualification in an engineering or science discipline, or will demonstrate equivalent relevant industry experience
* Demonstrable experience using a range of safety tools and techniques, to provide advice and guidance on complex projects, e.g. Hazard Log Management; Hazard Identification; Risk Assessment and ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) justifications
* Experience in the development and writing of safety artefacts in support of compelling safety bodies of evidence

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Compliance with Policy
* Complies with Systems Safety Requirements
* Communicating and influencing
* Changing and improving

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market-leading employer pension contributions of between 26.6% and 30.3% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Whilst you will be based out of the listed location, DE&S promotes Smarter working, which provides flexibility over where work is carried out whilst ensuring organisational outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently. We adopt an 'attend for a purpose' approach in relation to visits to site.

We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce. We promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment and a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV. Your application will go through several stages of assessment which are outlined below:

1. Pre-sift - We will check that you meet any essential or eligibility criteria that are listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

2. Sift - Your CV will be assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system:
* Key Achievements * Relevant Experience * Applied Knowledge and Skills

3. Interview - If you are invited to interview, you will be assessed against the Sift categories listed above, as well as the technical competencies and behaviours listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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