Job Description

Principal Engineer - Product Safety

A Principal Engineer with Product Safety experience is required to work on a 12-month contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Weymouth.

This is a twelve-month contract with a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Principal Engineer - Product Safety role

To work within the CS&S Engineering Assurance Department, providing Product Safety management, design and analysis expertise in support of business objectives and products and services programmes.

  • Provision of technical advice to peers and junior members within the department on specialist Product Safety matters.
  • To provide advice and recommendations to the CS&S Head of Assurance on Product Safety technical matters.
  • Delivery of corporate and business Product Safety objectives within the department and the provision of specialist Product Safety advice to other business functions in the delivery of their corporate and business Product Safety objectives.
  • This is in the context of the four principles of Product Safety - Accountability, Level of Safety, Conforming Product and Learning & Sharing

Key skills required for the Principal Engineer - Product Safety


  • Degree in STEM related discipline or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent via an appropriate Institution.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of Product Safety delivery, including Safety Case production and Safety Management & Analysis activities, applied to maritime platforms or within comparable safety critical industries.
  • SSMO/SEMT Qualified
  • Application experience of Life Cycle Management.


  • Understanding of Complex System design, Functional Safety, Functional interfaces, relationships and dependencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of submarine design Product Safety policies, standards and processes (Inc. DSA 02, JSP 430, Def Stan 0055 & 0056, Def Stan 02-207)

If you are a Principal Engineer with Product Safety experience looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Mark Ellis on or phone 0161 694 9196.

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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