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Job description

Are you a Safety Professional or someone who aspires to be?  Do you want to influence safety decisions across the 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!

Quote – Sam – L3 Safety Engineer:

“I take pride knowing my work keeps people on the front line safe.”

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. 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.

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!

Quote – Jon – L3 Safety Engineer:

“The psychology of accidents and how to prevent them is fascinating to me.”

Safety Engineers can choose their permanent workstation from the list below:

MOD Manchester, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD

Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX

MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH

Wattisham Flying Station, 2 Valley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7RE

Quote – Afshan – L3 Safety Engineer:

“Within the team there is a huge emphasis on work life balance which empowers me to do my best on a daily basis.”

Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

Please be advised that due to the nature of security, some of these roles are reserved for sole UK Nationals only.

Responsibilities for Safety Engineer 

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.

Quote – David – L3 Safety Engineer

“I believe that my work makes a difference making lives better which gives me a warm feeling.”

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show 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.
  • Have 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.

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

  •  Compliance with Policy (Practitioner)
  • Complies with Systems Safety Requirements (Practitioner)
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving


We’re pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday.
  • A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards.
  • Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required).
  • Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression.
  • A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more.
  • Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering.
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period).
  • We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
  • Discover more about Little Book of Big Benefits and pension schemes.

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Job Details

Job title

Safety Engineer


£43,400 – £47,000

Contract type


Business area


Working pattern

Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working, Job Share



Number of posts


Recruitment contact

Christos Nakoutsis- DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist


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