Safety Consultant Under Water Systems Team (Plymouth/Glasgow/Bath)

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We are looking for up to 4 Safety Consultants to join our increasingly successful Under Water Systems Safety Business Line Team to operate predominately out of our offices located in Plymouth and Glasgow.

Who are we?

In October 2005, BMT Asset Performance Limited (APL) was established to specialise in the provision of safety, environmental, and risk management services to investors, regulators, operators and equipment suppliers. As a Company, we are forward thinking, supportive of innovation and focused on the development of our people as well as our organisation.

We offer a competitive salary together with a host of benefits which include a defined contributions pension scheme, subsidised gym/sports membership, 25 days holiday, employee discounts, additional holiday purchase and more.  Being part of the BMT Group, we operate as an Employee Benefit Trust which distributes our profits (after investment in research and development), to our people through bonus payments.

The Role

What's the role?

We are looking for up to 4 Safety Consultants to join our increasingly successful Under Water Systems Safety Business Line Team to operate predominately out of our offices located in Plymouth and Glasgow. We could also consider Bath as an office location for the right candidate if there is a strong preference for this location.

The Under Water Systems Business Line Team undertakes a key role in assuring the safety of the UK's submarine force and force's personnel. Our people are involved in the provision of Licenced and Authorised site safety assurance for the shore based submarine support facilities and the safety management, certification and assurance of in-service, new to service and laid up submarines.

The BMT APL UWS team have produced, and now maintain, the In-Service Submarine (ISM) Team's Live Files, platform safety cases, the associated Safety Policy and safety management documentation. Members of our UWS team prepare submissions to regulatory bodies and attend and provide the Secretariat for some of the ISM team's safety related meetings. Our staff understand and work within the requirements of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) site Licencing Conditions (LCs) and Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR) Authorisation Conditions (AC), developing and maintaining safety related documentation in support of the relevant safety cases and safety arguments for submarine support facilities. We have prepared Safety Cases for the NATO Submarine Rescue System and the Australian Submarine Escape and Rescue Team as well as conducting safety assessments of design changes and equipment trials. We have also provided safety and environmental support to the Successor Future Submarine (FSM) project, Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP) and Defence Industry Clients providing a variety other underwater related systems and equipment to the MOD.

As one of the Under Water Systems Business Line team, the successful candidate would be expected to take ownership of or contribute to:

  • Production of Safety and Environment Management System documentation
  • Development of safety arguments for specific evolutions / activities
  • Review and update of extant asset or equipment Safety Cases
  • Population and maintenance of asset or equipment hazard logs
  • Conducting or providing secretariat to hazard identification and risk assessment related meetings
  • Production of bids

The Individual

What are we looking for?

Relevant experience and knowledge of the capabilities, functions, operation, maintenance and repair of submarines and / or operations of shore side nuclear submarine support facilities (preferably through RN service or experience gained through industry).

  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to work productively within a team environment or remotely, with minimal supervision
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Experienced in technical report writing
  • IT Skills - use of MS Office programmes

The following experience is desirable but not essential:

  • Completion of the Ship Safety Management Office course
  • Extensive experience and a sound understanding of safety cases and satisfying regulatory requirements, ideally in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP) or Nuclear Site Licencing / Authorisation, however experience of other high hazard industry / defence sectors will be considered
  • Sound understanding of Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment.  Experience of HAZOP, SWIFT, FTA, ETA, Bow Tie would be beneficial
  • Experience of Safety Standards and Publications including Defence Standard 00-56, Def Stan 00-55, JSP 430, JSP 375, JSP518, Reducing Risks, Protecting People (R2P2), Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs) and Technical Assessment guides (TAGs)
  • Experienced in the writing of Safety Management Plans and Safety Cases, including Safety Argument production using Claims Arguments Evidence or Goal Structuring Notation
  • Experienced in producing submissions for Naval Authority Certification in accordance with JSP430 Part 3
  • Development and management of Hazards Logs
  • Degree / HNC qualified in a relevant discipline with some relevant experience, or OND/ONC qualified with significant relevant experience
  • Affiliation with a recognised engineering body, and either registered with, or working towards, Incorporated or Chartered Engineer Registration

Other Requirements

How to apply…

To apply for this role please apply below. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role prior to applying please contact Victoria Johnson on 01225 473 601.

For further information on BMT Asset Performance, please visit their website:

Who to contact / How to apply:

To apply, please use our online application form.If you have any questions about the process, please contact

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role prior to applying please contact:
Victoria Johnson on +44 1225 473601

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