Senior Maritime Engineer (Safety)
at AACE, UK wide (predominantly south west)

Location: UK wide (predominantly south west)

Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Job Type: Permanent


Senior Maritime Engineer (Safety)

AACE has a number of excellent opportunities for qualified and experienced senior maritime engineers to join our safety and environmental 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

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline; 
  • Comprehensive maritime engineering experience in combat or marine systems either seagoing or in supporting organisations / companies; 
  • Detailed working knowledge and / or experience in the 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; 
  • Working knowledge and experience in the use of Safety Engineering tools and techniques such as: Reliability Workbench, ASCE, BowTie, Event Tree Analysis (ETA) or Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). 
  • Competent with the full MS Office 365 suite of applications; 
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills and the ability to apply these confidently at all levels; 
  • 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. 

  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer membership of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) or similar institutes / institutions. 


Why Join AACE?

£55,000 – £70,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Family run SME: Enjoy working as part of a close team

Continual Professional Development: Support with training, qualifications and development

Company Pension and Private Healthcare

Flexible working

28 days annual holiday plus public holidays


Contact Information

Please contact for further details or to apply please send a personalised covering letter stating why you are suitable for the position together with your CV.