Independent Safety or Environmental Auditor (ISA/IEA)

Ref No. OTHSN199KC
Salary £43,350 - £51,000/annum
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Not Specified


At Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), we're here to provide for the Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force, as they serve our country all over the world.


All candidates must be eligible for Security Clearance

The Job

The Internal Technical Support (ITS) team is Defence Equipment & Supports (DE&S) in-house technical consultancy team established to reduce our reliance on Private Sector Support (PSS) expenditure across the whole of DE&S. The ITS Independent Safety & Environmental Audit (ISEA) team is a significant and growing area of consultancy and provides the business with an Independent Safety and/or Environmental Audit or Advice service.

For candidates that have been working in the industry but have yet to hold a recognised qualification, DE&S can support becoming professional registered with a relevant institution. Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) may also consider putting candidates forward for a Lead Auditors qualification.

Safety or Environmental Auditor 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
Wattisham Flying Station, 2 Valley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7RE
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT

Please be advised that due to the nature of security, some of these roles are reserved for sole UK Nationals only.

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


In your team you will provide expert independent safety and/or environmental advice and audit in support of project and programme activities across all areas of the organisation. As an Independent Safety and/or Environmental Auditor or Advisor you will provide consultancy audit or advice services to Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Delivery Teams to assure the delivery of safe and suitable equipment to the Front-Line Commands.

Environmental Management including, but not restricted to hazard analysis; risk assessment; assessing the safety and environmental implications of design changes; and producing or assessing key project safety and environmental documentation. These activities will be performed in the context of UK, Ministry of Defence (MOD), and DE&S policy and guidance.

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

*Scoping fixed price technical consultancy tasks to meet customers' needs and be deliverable to cost, time and quality
*Managing the delivery of fixed price technical consultancy tasks to customer satisfaction, cost, and quality
*Working on complex products, systems, and services for example in defence, aerospace, maritime, weapons, automotive, rail or another high technology sectors
*Helping clients solve complex safety and environmental challenges and problems
*Provide an independent audit capability against a catalogue of services to provide best practice and best value to the customer

Key to your success will be your ability to demonstrate:

*A comprehensive knowledge, understanding and experience of using a range of safety and/or environmental tools and techniques allowing you to demonstrate a proven track record, using specific examples, of high hazard, high consequence, and complex systems projects that you have been employed on and/or audited against

*Relevant and current consultancy experience

*Practical experience of implementing safety and/or environmental management systems for products, services, or systems, either as part of design or in-service support

*Knowledge and experience of developing clear, logical, and convincing safety arguments in support of safety assessments or safety cases

*Knowledge and experience of developing environmental bodies of evidence in support of cogent environmental arguments and environmental cases

*An engineering background supported with either suitable qualifications or professional memberships and the ability to demonstrate you have developed to an expert/ practitioner level within one of the specific areas Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) covers, and ideally multiple areas. (e.g., Maritime, Weapons, Air, Nuclear and Land)

What you will be assessed against

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

*A level 4 qualification (HNC or higher) in an Engineering discipline or demonstrable experience with a relevant qualification in Systems Safety, Systems Environment or other Safety or Environmental discipline.
*Engineering experience from within a regulated industry (e.g., defence, aerospace, nuclear, oil & gas)
*Demonstrable and relevant consultancy experience, with the ability to scope and deliver high quality outputs to time and cost against developed programmes of work
*Knowledge, understanding, and experience using a range of environmental/safety tools and techniques, with demonstrable track record of employment on/auditing against complex projects
*Practical experience of implementing environmental/safety management systems for products, services, or systems, either as part of design or in-service support

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

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

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Karen Clarke
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