Submarine Systems Engineer (Bristol, Plymouth, Glasgow)

  • Department: Naval Nuclear, Maritime & Weapons Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME) Engineering and Safety
  • Location: UK-wide

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Our people are at the very heart of what we do, they are the reason our clients work with us to solve some of their greatest challenges. At Frazer-Nash, we want all of our people to feel they belong, confident in the knowledge that we value and respect the commitment they have made by entrusting their careers and expertise to us.

We are committed to fostering a working culture that brings out the very best in our people, regardless of their circumstances, identity or background. We want our people to be themselves, feel empowered to achieve their personal and professional goals, and know that we respect the unique value they bring to the company. In support of this, we encourage thoughtful behaviours and work to foster a collaborative working environment.

Locations considered: Bristol and Plymouth and Glasgow

Frazer-Nash has been a key supplier to MoD for over three decades. We offer an extensive range of expert services to our clients, the success of which has led to the need for additional submarine engineers to support both in service and next generation submarine platforms.

Successful candidates will work with clients (both direct to MoD and major Industrial Partners) to provide engineering support throughout the lifecycle of their systems, from concept through to disposal. This role will initially be focused on nuclear submarine systems. However, there is work across a wide variety of both defence and non-defence projects. We operate in the weapon, maritime, land and air domains as well as outside defence such as high hazard industries e.g. oil and gas, nuclear power generation. There are also a variety of opportunities for progression within the business.


Experience in a variety of the following areas will be advantageous:

  • Knowledge of submarine systems and their operation. (ME/WE/ Ops).
  • Excellent standard of written and verbal communication

It is to your advantage if you meet any or all the following additional requirements:

  • Knowledge/ Experience of Submarine support organisations
  • Dual Cat B preferred (MESM) or equivalent experience
  • Technical Assurance and Maturity Assessment of the Maritime CADMID cycle
  • Regulatory Interface and Support eg DSA 02-DMR, JSP 430, JSP538, JSP518
  • Design Substantiation.
  • Risk Assessment and Hazard Management
  • Safety Case development and management
  • Standards / Policy / Guidance review and update

Happy to talk flexible working

With benefits to suit your lifestyle, we have a flexible approach to your location and working arrangements.

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