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Safety Engineer

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost. 

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support.   

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group require a System Safety Engineer to work within their Cambridge based Engineering Safety team. The successful candidate will be able to work proficiently as both an individual and as a team player, be enthusiastic, proactive, resourceful and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

This position reports directly to the Safety Manager; responsibilities include:

  • Producing System Safety Assessments, Safety Cases and Hazard Logs
  • Providing system safety guidance to engineering staff
  • Ensuring safety outputs conform to company and regulatory policy
  • Liaison with regulatory/certifying bodies, customers and suppliers on safety matters
  • Chair appropriate safety committees, boards and meetings
  • Promoting safety awareness throughout the design development lifecycle
  • Promoting a safety culture within the Marshall organisation
  • Co-ordinating the safety effort and supervising teams for assigned projects
  • Advising the Safety Manager and Project Engineering Lead on all safety related matters   


  • Essential: Applicants must have a good knowledge of the design development and safety management lifecycles and associated system safety engineering processes; have a good appreciation of system safety assessments and the safety case philosophy; be familiar with risk and goal based approaches and practitioner of safety analysis techniques including FHA, CCA and FTA. Must be able to build and maintain effective working relationships in order to deliver the responsibilities of the role.
  • Desirable:  Ideally candidates will have a degree or equivalent in an aerospace engineering discipline with proven experience in the safety and certification of civilian and military aircraft; be familiar with air domain regulations and guidance including CS25, Def Stan 00-56, Def Stan 00-970 and ARP4761; have experience in GSN, hazard logs and safety tools, as well as broad knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft office software.  It would advantageous to have experience of the Defence domain and hold membership of a related professional engineering body.  It would be very advantageous to also have experience and/or qualification in Environmental engineering and POEMS.


    Degree Level qualified in a related engineering subject or completed equivalent apprenticeship with relevant work experience.