Maritime Senior Safety Engineer

Bristol, United Kingdom (UK), QinetiQ [11383]

Field(s) of expertise
Product and Quality Assurance
Job type

About this job

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Overall Purpose of the Job:

To provide Maritime safety engineering skills to external and internal clients and to assist in the development of business growth.  Tasking will be provided and supervised by the Project Manager and a Principal Safety Engineers where necessary, though a degree of self-starter experience will be necessary.

The primary output for this role will be provision of safety engineering expertise to deliver defined artefacts in support of projects to our clients.  Artefact production will cover the whole range of Safety Management System (SMS) documentation for Maritime platforms, and the applicant should possess analytical skills to examine evidence to support a safety argument.  Ability in the use of safety engineering tools and techniques together with excellent report writing skills is essential for the delivery of output.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible to work in a variety of other domain safety support roles within a team, and must be prepared to travel to meet customer and internal business needs.



  • Assimilating information and gaining a good understanding of the problems and issues associated with new tasks
  • Providing solution options for discussion and agreement with their supervisor and PMs.
  • Delivering solutions for review and approval by their customer and supervisor.
  • Working within a geographically dispersed team
  • Support the development of new and nurture existing business relationships both internally and externally.
  • Support new team members and to help grow the capability
  • Take the lead on specific tasks, providing support to other team members where needed. This may include a requirement to supervise more junior team members and review their output against the schedule.


  • Ensure that work tasks are delivered to the specified time, cost, required quality standards and any other specifications given.
  • Provide solutions to problems that are defensible, auditable and which will meet customers’ expectations and needs
  • Provide support to time estimates for inputs to bids;
  • Ensure that all work performed is consistent with QinetiQ Compliancy Procedures
  • Support and develop potential business opportunities within the existing and potential customer base.
  • Develop and maintain effective technical networks with Maritime customers.


Successful outcomes of this role:

  • Provision of verbal and written technical advice to the Customer as tasked by Project Managers and Capability Managers.




Essential Education, Qualifications and Training:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent.


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Analytical and logical thinking skills consistent with those associated with the successful completion of a degree in mathematics, science or technology; also the job holder must have conceptual flexibility and be able to think in an integrated/holistic /systematic manner.
  • Good judgement for reliably identifying and managing risks, and also for selecting the most appropriate solution from a range of options.
  • Good questioning, listening, influencing and general interpersonal skills to obtain relevant and accurate information from others.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • A collaborative willingness to influence/persuade others to align to a particular course of action.
  • Good team working.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with the Maritime regulatory organisations.


Essential Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements:

  • An enthusiastic, outgoing , proactive ,success orientated approach.
  • Job holder is expected to travel regularly in the UK including overnight stays.
  • Seek guidance from others when in doubt and advise/support others where the expertise is considered to be SQEP.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Masters’ Degree in Safety related discipline


QinetiQ offers an excellent salary and benefits package commensurate with a large international company some of which are highlighted below:-

  • Career development across a diverse International organisation
  • 50% off meals at selected restaurants , 40% off cinema tickets.
  • Modern and collaborative working environment
  • Pension – up to 10.5 % Company contributed
  • Flexible Working , Social and family events
  • Health Cash Plan , Health Screening, Employee Assistance 24/7
  • Leading edge technology focus
  • Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance at additional cost
  • Childcare or After School Club
  • Annual Leave Purchase
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Annual Travel Insurance
  • Gym and sports facilities available at larger sites
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering – helping charities and local community


Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the security clearance and roles that you can perform within QinetiQ.

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