Maritime Engineer (Safety)
at AACE, UK Wide (predominantly South West)

Location: UK Wide (predominantly South West)

Salary: £40,000 – £55,000 (dependent on background, qualification, and experience)

Job Type: Permanent

Industry: Maritime Defence

Job Description

AACE has a number of excellent opportunities for qualified and experienced maritime engineers to join our safety team. Applicants will ideally have worked in the military or supporting defence organisations and had exposure to providing maritime safety support under DSA02-DMR.

You will be working within an experienced team of subject matter experts (SMEs) providing safety advice, guidance and leadership in a range of surface, and sub-surface, projects and programmes. You will need to be conversant with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) as well as possess excellent written, and oral, English skills.

Tasks may include development of hazard logs, assessment of functional safety, development of safety case reports and the provision of specialist safety advice, guidance and leadership. Further opportunities for the right candidate may include support to recruitment, grow and business development. Role characteristics include the desire to meet or exceed client requirements with high quality support and outputs, and a pro-active, flexible and constructive approach.


Key Skills and Experience 

• HND, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline
• Some maritime engineering experience in combat or marine systems either seagoing or in supporting organisations / companies
• Familiarity with MOD safety processes such as Defence Safety Authority (DSA) regulations, DEFSTAN 00-056, JSP 430 and the Project Oriented Safety Management System (POSMS) or similar
• Ability to hold SC security clearance
• Authoring skills safety documents including, but not limited to: hazard logs, safety case reports and ALARP justifications / statements;
• Experience with Safety Engineering tools and techniques.
• Competent with the full MS Office 365 suite of applications
• Competent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that can be applied across the peer group

• Membership of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) or similar institutes / institutions.

• Qualifications in safety engineering, including, but not limited to:
.        Ship Safety Management Office (SSMO)
.        Safety and Environmental Management Training (SEMT)
.        Marine Engineering Management Training (MEMT)
.        ISO 9001 Quality Management; or
.        International Safety Management (ISM) Code Auditor


Why Join AACE?

AACE is a Bristol based, family-owned company and an established SME with valued employees working in close-knit teams
Salary: £40,000 – £55,000 (dependent on background, qualification, and experience)
Flexible and hybrid working
28 days annual holiday plus public holidays
Company pension and private healthcare
Support to Continual Professional Development (CPD) including training, qualifications and peer to peer learning and development.


Contact information

Please contact us at for further information about the role, or to apply, please send us your CV along with a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the position.