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Date Added: Mon 25/04/2022

Safety Consultant

Gloucestershire, UK
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Company: GATTACA

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £43350 - £51000/annum excellent pension, bonuses & more

As part of a wider diversity agenda, we are excited to be able to advertise full-time and part-time opportunities for Safety Consultants in our Internal Technical Support (ITS) team. This team works closely with clients, across a range of delivery teams, working as intelligent decision makers and Subject Matter Expert (SME). The Internal Technical Support (ITS) team ensure military equipment is safe to operate with world leading capabilities which makes a big difference to projects integral to supporting the UK Armed Forces.

As a technical expert in your field, you will become part of our wider Internal Technical Support (ITS) team, joining a group of in-house technical experts responsible for providing consultancy services to significant procurement projects across the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Within the Internal Technical Support (ITS) team, you will become a sought-after Subject-Matter Expert (SME), contributing vital expertise and managing safety risks across a wide the breadth of high-profile projects and equipment acquisitions, from combat aircraft and armoured vehicles to submarines and aircraft carriers. You will influence safety decisions across the full project lifecycle of the equipment used on the frontline. This will be from design and build, through to through-life support, and the safe and responsible decommissioning of the equipment.

Additionally, as part of the team, we want you to support Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) in continually identifying and helping to spread best practice across DE&S, promoting skills development, standardising process, and increasing knowledge transfer throughout the business.

Safety Consultants can choose their permanent duty station (PDS) from the list below:

MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH
Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX
MOD Manchester, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD
Wattisham Flying Station, 2 Valley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7RE
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT

Please note, that due to the nature of the projects involved, some of these roles will require applicants to be Sole UK nationals.

Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

We strongly recommend tailoring your CV in line with our CV Guidance before applying, with specific sections to highlight Key Achievements, Relevant Experience, and Applied Skills & Knowledge.


The responsibilities, will include, but are not limited to:

* Working on complex products, systems, and services

* Sourcing fixed priced technical consultancy tasks to meet customer needs and ensure they are delivered to cost, time and customer satisfaction

* Negotiating and deliver against a commitment to carry out accurately costed tasks

* Developing artefacts/evidence used in the assessment of safety risk, and consider the implications of changes to equipment design, offering mitigation advice in the process.

* Implementing and developing safety management systems for products, services, or systems, as either part of design or in-service support

* Act as an independent subject practitioner, supporting our delivery teams and industry partners with best practice, legislative and regulatory compliance, mitigation techniques and consistently encouraging continuous improvement at all levels

* Utilising your exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills to offer all the above services across multiple areas, including Maritime, Land, Weapons, Air and Submarines, ensuring that your solutions are understood and appropriately executed

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

*You will have demonstrable and relevant consultancy experience as a safety advisor, with the ability to scope and deliver high quality outputs to time and cost against developed programmes of work
*You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 (e.g., HNC) qualification in an engineering or science discipline, or will demonstrate equivalent relevant industry experience
*You will have demonstrable experience using a range of safety tools and techniques, to provide advice and guidance on complex projects, e.g., Hazard Log Management; Hazard Identification; Risk Assessment and As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) justifications
*You will have demonstratable experience in the development and writing of safety artefacts in support of compelling safety bodies of evidence

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

*Application of Analytical Techniques (Practitioner)
*Technical Risk Management (Practitioner)
*Managing a quality service
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