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Exciting Opportunities withing Safety Engineering

Date: 24-Jan-2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

It’s an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join us as we continue to grow into new markets around the world. We currently have many opportunities and would love to hear from candidates who are interested in joining us now or in the future.

If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be contact.  Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.


Job Title: Safety Engineers

Location: Various Including Bristol, Lincoln, Portsmouth, Boscombe Down

Company: QinetiQ


About the role:

We are currently recruiting multiple Safety Engineers at all levels to join QinetiQ at various business locations in the UK.   We are at an exciting point in our growth trajectory with business demand in Air, Land, Ranges facilities and special projects.  This will require us to work with our partners to shape and deliver the safety management and safety assurance of new and existing platforms and equipment. We are also interested in applicants with experience of supporting through- life product or system design and development activities with system safety analysis to contribute to QinetiQ service and product development.


The role will be to provide Project teams with the Safety Engineering skills to support various domain projects. Tasking will be provided and supervised by the Project Manager and Principal Safety Engineers, but a degree of self-starter experience will be necessary. The primary output for our roles will be provision of Safety Engineering expertise to deliver defined artefacts in support of projects to our clients. Artefact production may include the development of Safety Management Plans, Hazard Logs and Safety Assessment Reports for external client projects or could be in support of QinetiQ Design Certificates for special projects and ranges and facility upgrades managed by QinetiQ.


What will I be doing?


  • Ensure that work tasks are delivered to the specified time, cost, required quality standards and any other specifications given.

  • Provide solutions to problems that are defensible, auditable and which will meet customers’ expectations and needs.

  • Provide support to estimates for inputs to bids. 

  • Ensure that all work performed is consistent with QinetiQ Compliance Procedure.

  • For senior and principal roles client engagement and independent technical peer reviews will be a feature of the role.


What do I need?


  • The applicant should have experience of some or all of hazard identification, hazard analysis and risk classification. Experience of chairing or representing the safety discipline at hazard review boards and safety working groups is desirable but is not essential. 

  • For the through-life design applications applicants should have experience of FMEA, FFA and similar techniques.

  • The applicant should possess analytical skills to develop safety arguments and examine evidence to ensure it substantiates the assertions made. Ability in the use of safety engineering tools and techniques together with excellent report writing skills is essential for the delivery of output.

  • We can offer some positions as a training/career development opportunity and will provide mentorship from highly experienced employees. We can also provide the opportunity to obtain further qualifications.

  • For more senior positions we would like to see applicants with experience of technical leadership and client relationship skills to be able to chair safety working groups and lead customer engagement in systems safety engineering aspects.



Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  
Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 


About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.