4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Safety Engineering Consultant

About the role

As part of our exciting growth plans, we are looking for Safety Engineering Consultants with varying levels of experience to join our UK safety capability to support our clients to understand and comply with UK safety legislation and all aspects of safety engineering and management, particularly in compliance with UK MOD Safety policy.

As a Safety Engineering Consultant you will be part of a high-performing team that delivers independent and assured advice, and world class solutions to our varied client base across the maritime, air and land domains. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience of safety and risk management techniques, processes and concepts to exciting and varied work. You will often work on more that one project at a time and will receive support, guidance and mentoring from the team as required.

As a consultant you will have a contracted location in one of our offices (Bath, Fareham, Glasgow, Plymouth or Weymouth) and will be expected to work on client sites when required.

We welcome applications from candidates wishing to work full or part time (please note, for part time working you should be available for a minimum of 25 hours per week).

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic team members, ideally with a UK Defence background in engineering or safety; alternatively, experience of professional safety or risk management gained within the infrastructure, energy, transportation (air, rail, vehicle) or process sectors.

You will be a safety practitioner, ideally someone who is familiar with the application of safety regulation, policy and standards in any relevant domain.

You will have practical experience in the development and management of hazard logs; supporting and facilitating hazard identification and hazard review meetings; and authoring safety assessment/ safety case reports, including providing justification of risks being tolerable and as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). You will be knowledgeable in statutory safety legislation and how to attain, and manage, legislation compliance.

As much of our work is directly customer focused, your excellent communication skills and ability to present professionally both verbally and in writing are essential for this role. We also welcome your analytical thinking skills and your ability to work well in a team.

You will be self-motivated with a proactive approach to professional accreditation, such as IEng or CEng. We value professional qualifications and professional registration with appropriate organisations and we can provide support, training, and tailored experience in order for you to achieve these, if not already held.

You must be able to satisfy UK Ministry of Defence security requirements and be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT is passionate about people; we recognise that technology moves quickly and that no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who can adapt and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future to find out more about BMT click here .

BMT is open and committed to discussing flexible working. We believe that everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for them.

BMT hires talented people and welcomes applications from everyone. At this time, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, minority ethnic, female, and non-binary candidates as we are underrepresented in these groups.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to achieving our purpose as a business which is to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time (to find out more click here ). Our passion and goal are to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.


At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development.

Please ask more about our benefits during our discussions about you joining our team.

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you.

A message to recruitment agencies: We receive applications exclusively via our ATS. Please note that we do not accept CVs submitted via email to the HR department or staff within our Operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing allowance – £300
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023