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Our Vacancy

Safety Case Engineer (Civil/Structural) – Nuclear Defence

  • Defence
  • Permanent /
  • Glasgow
  • 05/01/24
  • Hybrid work

CRA is one of the UK’s largest integrated Risk, Safety and Human Factors consultancies. We have a long history of helping our clients in the UK nuclear and other high hazard industries manage risk and ensure the safety of their operations.  As part of the Assystem Group we also have opportunities to support a wide variety of projects around the world.

CRA recognises that our staff are our greatest asset and we strive to develop each consultant technically and professionally by providing them with the opportunities and support they need to grow and realise their potential.  For more junior staff, Initial Professional Development (IPD) focuses on attaining the competencies and the range of technical experience required to achieve Chartered status with their chosen professional institution through a combination of internal and external training and project experience.  For our more experienced staff, our Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme provides support to allow maintenance of existing skills and expertise, while developing new ones in complimentary areas.    

We aim to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment with a healthy work-life balance and recognise the benefits that this brings to our business, our clients and our people.

Job Description

Safety Case Engineer (Civil and / or Structural background)

Defence, Glasgow

We are looking to recruit high calibre staff to work within our safety case team in Glasgow. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to either develop or further enhance safety case practices in the nuclear and defence industries.  
We require Safety Case Engineers with a civil or structural engineering bias who have experience of, or are looking to work in the nuclear/defence industries. If successful, you will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities
Working in our Defence team in Glasgow, you will be part of a team who are undertaking a review of existing safety case documentation, assessing structural design analysis/assessment studies in a multi-discipline environment. The team will determine if this satisfies the criteria imposed and recommend (and after gaining approval, undertake) any work where the substantiation does not meet modern standards.

The team includes a wealth of experience and expertise in seismic engineering, structural dynamics, finite element analysis and numerical modelling.  Sharing of knowledge and learning of new skills is actively encouraged so this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your safety case knowledge and understanding.

Our projects involve reviewing and assessing complex structures to resist variable and dynamic effects from earthquakes, dropped loads and impacts, vibrating machinery, mechanical handling, explosions, extreme environmental loading and fire.  This requires an understanding of engineering principles and the considered application of numerical analysis techniques as the team will be undertaking work such as modelling ductile behaviour, ‘beyond design basis’ response, soil-structure-interaction and non-linear buckling behaviour.  A basic understanding of how structural performance contributes to the critical safety function of nuclear facilities would be advantageous but the opportunity exists to develop this understanding.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working as part of an inter discipline team for delivery of safety case documentation
  • Technical quality and excellence of project deliverables
  • Working with the team to develop good working relationships with clients and other company departments
  • Adherence to business and quality management systems
  • Operational & design safety understanding, leading to development of a world class safety culture
  • Contributing to team development



Here’s What You’ll Need: 


  • “Can do” attitude with a drive for self development
  • Minimum 2-4 years post degree experience in a civil or structural graduate or junior engineering position
  • Experience with Civil Engineering using British and International standards, and/or Eurocodes
  • Good understanding of structural theory, with a basic understanding of problem solving techniques
  • Good knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Communication – Good verbal, written and report writing skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Nuclear or similar regulated industry experience
  • British National with eligibility to obtain and maintain full UK security clearance (SC)


  • Working towards Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer
  • Demonstrable ability of developing good working relationships with clients
  • Understanding of structural dynamics, including experience of seismic, blast and impact load effects
  • Understanding of requirements to assess soil-structure-interaction
  • Understanding of requirements of numerical analysis software 

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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