Our Vacancy

Senior / Principal Safety Case Engineers (ex-Royal Navy) – Nuclear Defence

  • Defence
  • Permanent / Engineering / Technical
  • Derby
  • 22/03/23
  • Hybrid work

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Corporate Risk Associates has been an Assystem owned business since 2020. We are established as one of the UK’s largest integrated Risk, Safety and Human Factors consultancies, renowned for 1st class delivery of quality services to the Critical National Infrastructure in the UK and overseas.

We have a long history of helping current nuclear operations and new build projects manage their safety and risk in the civil and defence nuclear sectors. This provides opportunities for varied project work for our staff.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for Senior and Principal Safety Case Engineers with extensive experience in the Submarine service to join our Defence business. These roles are for clients around Plymouth and Derby areas, however experienced Safety Case engineers can be based elsewhere in the UK, as long as they are willing to travel to meet with clients.

The Defence business provides an exciting mixture of consultancy support, along with delivery of challenging EPC projects to clients in the UK across the defence industry.

The successful candidate will support the Defence Service Lead with the management, direction and coordination of Projects and interact with and provide leadership to project discipline leads. The Senior Engineer is also responsible for implementing safety case Procedures and maintaining the required standards of technical quality in project work.

Your responsibilities will be supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Nuclear Safety Case support through the full life cycle requirements including: 

·       In depth knowledge of the following:

  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment to include HAZOP, SWIFT, checklists, FMEA, FTA, ETA safety techniques etc.
  • Assessing tolerability, ALARP and ALARA arguments in the safety environment.
  • Producing robust safety arguments and reports including substantiation of SFRs and contributing to design substantiation reports.
  • Sound understanding of the national/international safety related standards, procedures and processes, and the requirements of a modern standard safety case.


Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • RN or Ex-RN Cat A or Dual Cat B qualified
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining the naval reactor plant and associated primary and secondary systems in normal, fault and transient conditions.
  • Self-starter with a professional leadership approach and a technical background
  • Proven experience of delivering safety cases within a defence and /or other nuclear or regulated businesses
  • Motivated individual with the ability to work to deadlines and communicate project progress
  • Good communication skills and ability to articulate information
  • Ability to interface and liaise with key client and internal stakeholders
  • Committed to Continuous Professional Development
  • Good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Focus on delivering Quality on time and to budget
  • Act with integrity and instils this in others
  • British National with eligibility to obtain and maintain full UK security clearance (SC)

My profile

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in engineering discipline with extensive safety case experience
  • Chartered professional or similar demonstrable experience

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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