Principal Engineer (Marine Safety)

Location : Bristol, England
Job Ref : MB440
Consultant : Mark Bolton
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £53k - 65k per year


MB440: Principal Engineer (Marine Safety and Environmental)
Location: Bristol with hybrid working
Salary: £53,000 – £65,000
Working Hours: Monday to Friday


First Military Recruitment is proudly working in partnership with a fantastic business who are looking to recruit a Principal Engineer (Marine Safety and Environmental) on a permanent basis and to predominantly be based in Bristol but with the option of WFH.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The provision of expert professional safety and environmental support to surface ship, submarine, equipment, and commercial projects.
  • The provision of governance and assurance to safety and environmental projects as directed by the Head of Department (HoD).
  • The provision of expert safety and environmental case input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems.
  • The provision of robust management of the Safety and Environmental Case (SEC) ‘body of evidence’ that in turn supports the argument to be made within a Safety and Environmental Case Report (SECR) that a Product, System or Service (PSS) is ‘safe to operate’ and operated safely and environmentally soundly for its given application within its defined operating environment.
  • The provision of support other members of SEG in developing non-nuclear safety and environmental assessments or cases.
  • The provision of subject matter advice and support in own specialisation to other members of the SEG.
  • Planning and control of work to time, cost, and quality.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience in an environmental protection role and experience of developing an Environmental Management System (e.g., ISO14001 or POEMS compliant).
  • Extensive working knowledge of environmental issues & legislation.
  • Working knowledge of MOD Health Safety and Environmental Protection (HS&EP) Policy and regulations particularly the Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management Systems (ASEMS) Project Oriented Safety Management Systems (POEMS) and Project Oriented Environmental Management System (POEMS).
  • Working knowledge of applicable Defence Standards and Joint Service Publications (JSPs) such as 00-056 (Safety Management Requirements for Defence Systems) and JSP 418 (Management of Environmental Protection in Defence).
  • Working knowledge of Defence Safety Authority (DSA) Policy and Defence Domain specific Regulations (particularly the Defence Maritime Regulator (DMR).
  • The authoring of Technical Reports.
  • Chairmanship and recording of technical meetings.
  • Good presentational, written, analytical and IT 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.
  • Ideally degree qualified; but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.
  • Ideally you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g., IEMA, IMechE, RINA, IET, SARS etc.) and hold Chartered or Incorporated status (or be working towards).
  • Ideally an ASEMS POEMS and IEMA qualified Practitioner.
  • Hold the Defence Maritime Regulator’s (DMR) Ship Safety & Environmental Management Training (SEMT) or
  • Ship Safety Management Office (SSMO) Certificate.

MB440: Principal Engineer (Marine Safety and Environmental)
Location: Bristol with hybrid working
Salary: £53,000 – £65,000
Working Hours: Monday to Friday

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