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Job Description

Submarine Safety Engineering Consultant

BMT is dedicated to tackling the most crucial engineering challenges of our era, fostering an environment where individuals with exceptional technical expertise provide meaningful, practical solutions. Committed to creating a safer, more efficient, effective, and sustainable future, BMT values diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognizing their pivotal role in achieving our business purpose. Learn more about BMT at www.bmt.org.

Why Work for Us?

Joining BMT means gaining access to a comprehensive set of employee benefits designed to empower your success. In addition to a competitive salary, our offerings encompass health, family, finance, and personal development, including:

· Private Medical (family coverage)

· Enhanced Pension

· Flexible Working

· Wellbeing Fund – an annual fund for personal hobbies or interests

· 26 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)

· Holiday Trading

· Retail Vouchers

· Professional Subscriptions

At BMT, we pride ourselves on being a verified flexible workplace, providing freedom and choice. Learn more about our flexible status at Flexa Careers.

About the role

We are increasingly using our knowledge and expertise to drive transformative designs, technology and solutions around the world that will contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BMT’s focus SDGs are Climate Action and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. These goals matter most to our stakeholders and are where we believe we can have the greatest impact towards a better future.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about addressing these global challenges and are proactive in finding opportunities to integrate sustainable practices as part their role.

As a Submarine Safety Engineering Consultant, you will providing technical safety support, and subject matter advice, to a wide and varied number of current and future submarine and underwater system related projects, directly supporting the UK submarine community. Your knowledge and experience of submarine operations, and equipment (including maintenance and repair processes and procedures) will allow you to support the delivery of safety projects to schedule, quality and budget, to meet the requirements of our clients; UK legislation; and associated regulations, standards, and policies.

We are committed to giving our employees every opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills, enabling each member of BMT to reach their full potential. You will be provided with the required learning and development opportunities in order for you to undertake the technical aspects of this role.

Office Location & Flexibility

In terms of location, we have offices across the UK and we are happy to explore flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Please note that travel to client sites or to attend meetings will be required. This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

About you

This role would suit an ex-Submariner looking to progress into a career in safety engineering. You will ideally have experience of the operation and / or maintenance of Royal Navy (RN) submarines and equipment, and preferably (but not essential) knowledge of appropriate technical documentation and an understanding of safety requirements.

Additionally, you may also:

  • Be familiar with the safety management for Nuclear Facilities and the associated Authorising Conditions and Site Licensing arrangements;
  • Be familiar with the application of safety regulation, policy and standards, with experience relevant to UK MOD approaches to submarine safety such as: Defence Safety Authority (DSA) Regulations, Defence Nuclear Safety Regulations, Naval Authority Certification, Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) Safety Policy and Management systems;
  • Have practical experience in the development and management of hazard logs; supporting and facilitating HAZID and hazard review meetings; and authoring safety assessment/ safety case reports, including providing justification of the ALARP status of the product. You will be knowledgeable in statutory safety legislation and how to attain, and manage, legislation compliance;
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to present professionally, both verbally and in writing, as much of our work is directly customer focused. We also welcome your analytical thinking skills and your ability to well in a team;
  • Be self-motivated with a proactive approach to professional accreditation, such as IEng or CEng. We value professional qualifications and professional registration with appropriate bodies, and we can provide support, training, and tailored experience for you to achieve these, if not already held.

Please note, to be considered for this role you must be eligible to hold UK Security Clearance at SC level and will be subject to security checks.

We expect you to share our passion for creating a more environmentally and socially sustainable future for all our stakeholders

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT are 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.

What's Next?

If you are ready to contribute your skills and passion to a dynamic team addressing impactful challenges, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity with BMT. Join us in shaping a safer, more efficient, and sustainable future.

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 budget - £250 per annum
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely 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 most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

66% Male, 28% Female

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

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