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Senior Safety Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 Senior Safety Engineer
Location:                 Devonport, Plymouth / Rosyth, Dunfermline
Compensation:       £46,589 - £56,906
Role Type:               Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                    SF: 50445


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Safety Engineer at our Devonport/Rosyth sites.


The role

As a Senior Safety Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Providing professional safety and environmental engineering support to surface ship, submarine and commercial projects.


Day to day, you’ll provide professional safety and environmental engineering support to surface ship, submarine, and commercial projects, as well as:


  • 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 quality, time, and budget.


Essential experience of the Senior Safety Engineer:


  • This is not a Health & Safety or SHEF type role, it requires an extensive engineering background in a relevant field.  Also required:
  • A working knowledge of MOD Health Safety and Environmental Protection (HS&EP) Policy and regulations including the Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management Systems (ASEMS) (POSMS & POEMS) and the Defence Safety Authority (DSA) Policy and Defence Domain specific Regulations (particularly the Defence Maritime Regulator (DMR).
  • A 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).


This role is a flexible role, you will be working at either our Devonport or Rosyth sites.


Qualifications for the Senior Safety Engineer:


  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered and accepted where warranted.
  • 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).


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits


  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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