Systems Safety Graduate Engineer

  • Department: Graduate Systems
  • Location: UK
  • Salary: £33,000 + £2,000 joining bonus

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Locations: Bristol and Plymouth.

Who we are:

Frazer-Nash are a leading engineering, systems and technology consultancy. Through our meaningful innovations, our experts help organisations make lives securer, safer, sustainable and affordable.

In a nutshell, engineering consultancy is all about providing advice to positively impact our clients’ projects and businesses and businesses and the wider world around us.

Why Frazer-Nash?

As a graduate, you will typically be working on multiple projects simultaneously, managing your time and rapidly accruing a wealth of experience and skills. Hence, no two days in Frazer-Nash will be the same.

You will be surrounded by experts not just in your systems and integration team, but also in a wide range of other fields – whether it’s digital or human sciences, we’re an interesting bunch.

We have a comprehensive Early Careers package that will help you successfully integrate into our business and meet new colleagues from across the organisation – last year we had over 100 Graduates, interns and summer placements and we are looking for a similar sized cohort this year so you will be joining with a large and vibrant peer group.

The role:

As a Graduate Systems Safety Engineer you will have the opportunity to join one of several teams that serve clients across Defence, the Royal Navy and the Commercial Marine industry, including:

  • Naval Assurance (Bristol)
  • Naval and Radiological and Protection Assurance (Plymouth)

Some examples of the projects that our teams have been working on during the last year include:

  • Conducting safety hazard analysis and writing safety justifications for marine engineering systems on the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and the T45 Destroyers;
  • Undertaking a risk assessment for a range of CO2 firefighting system design options for a commercial cruise shipping company;
  • Safety support to surface ship design change and operational assessments.

At Frazer-Nash we understand each person is unique and it is our aim to help guide you into the team and business area that is the best fit for you. So, if you have a strong desire or interest for a particular team or location described above, please let us know within your covering letter and application.


We're looking for people who can become:

We are interested in hearing from ambitious, dynamic, high calibre graduate engineers / scientists who share our vision and want to kick start their career in the maritime sector.

A problem solver: with the ability to critically question what you see, to solve problems that build on your technical understanding, and show initiative and ownership for your ideas and work. You will have the ability to deliver results through your proactivity.

● A team player: with the ability to work with others and different technical backgrounds. Build effective relationships through thriving in social settings and adjusting behaviour to the situation.

● A self-starter: with the ability and desire to take ownership of the tasks ahead of you and deliver them to the client, project or team to create an impact.

● A communicator: with the ability to discuss and convey projects and outcomes with internal stakeholders and clients who may be themselves in a technical or non-technical role.

● An evaluator: with the ability of evaluating information by understanding context and risk to make logical, informed decisions. Creating original and creative ideas through exploration and abstract thinking

A multi-tasker: with excellent organisational skills with ability to input into and support multiple projects concurrently.

An influencer: with a desire to the become an expert within the fields of environment and sustainability.

A problem solver: with the ability to critically question what you see, to solve problems that build on your technical understanding, and show initiative and ownership for your ideas and work. You will have the ability to deliver results through your proactivity.

We will also require you to have obtained a 2:1 or above in your bachelor's or master's degree. Whilst not exclusive for this role, the following are some of the degree courses that you may have come from:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Safety Critical Systems

Due to the nature of the work that Frazer-Nash Consultancy undertake, candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and must be able to satisfy clearance criteria for UK National Security Vetting.

Our recruitment process:

Step 1: Application - CV submission

Step 2: Measure Potential - Arctic Shores’ task-based assessment. You will be asked to complete some exciting, engaging tasks which will help us get to know you better! In return, you’ll receive a personalised feedback report.

Step 3: Video Interview - Situation based & technical questions that are related to the important criteria needed to be successful on the role.

Step 4: Explore day - This includes the opportunity to learn about what we do, network with current Graduates and find out about what a career at Frazer-Nash has to offer. You will be asked to complete an interview and presentation/task as part of the day.

Step 5: Decision/Feedback - You will receive feedback even if we do not make the decision to offer you the job or progress you to the next stage.

Here's what we offer:

● The opportunity to join and learn with a team that’s as driven as they are supportive.

● A competitive salary: [£33,000 + £2,000 joining bonus]

● 25 days holiday + the opportunity to buy 5 days.

● A company that has its heart in the right place and a welcoming work culture.

● Hybrid working with flexibility around life outside of work.

● Company pension scheme.

● Private healthcare membership + wellbeing support.

● Bonus scheme linked into company performance.

● Support and mentoring on route to achieving professional accreditation.

● Paid membership fees to a professional institution.

● Early career teams and office socials.

And a whole host more...

Equal Opportunities

Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as we believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to creating a dynamic and thriving workplace culture.

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