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Safety & Environmental Engineer

Cheadle SK8,
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Environmental Engineering, Other
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that's why we offer you the flexibility to do what's important to you; whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Safety & Environmental Engineer

Cheadle (SK3 0XB) - Hybrid Working

We're inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we're transforming the world around us.

The Thales Maritime Mission Systems (MMS) Safety and Environmental Engineering team at Cheadle Heath and Templecombe carry out Safety and Environmental Engineering activities covering the full engineering lifecycle for Submarine, Surface Ship, Airborne and Minewarfare sonar systems, Command and Control, and full Combat Systems.

This is an entry level position for Engineers who want to pursue a career within Safety Engineering. The team provides support for all Thales in-service sonar systems, UK and abroad. MMS are also at the forefront of the exciting & challenging area of remotely operated unmanned vehicles for maritime/naval operations. A wealth of opportunities for a rewarding career in engineering are yours - join us

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
System safety definition activities - safety requirements definition and determining analysis requirements;
  • Engagement with, and presentation to, the Customer & End-User;
  • Hazard identification, analysis and modelling to ensure our products are safe to use and the present best possible environmental option;
  • Safety support to product development; research & development;
  • Collaborating with various implementation teams - acoustic, hardware, mechanical, software etc.;
  • Representing safety and environment at system level-design reviews;
  • Ensuring safety during Integration, Verification, Validation & Qualification (IVVQ) planning and execution, including platform trials from time-to-time;
  • Preparation for requirements sell-off and contract acceptance with Customer.

Skills, experience & qualifications
You will be studying or have complete a degree in an engineering or relevant scientific discipline, e.g. safety, environmental, systems, software, hardware, electrical/electronics, mechanical, communications etc. Or a higher level Degree/Doctorate, or equivalent.

  • Relevant experience gained through academic or work-place activities, e.g. modelling, project work, analysis, etc.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental risk analysis.
  • Quantitative risk modelling experience, such as Fault Tree or Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, or equivalent transferable experience with other analysis tools.
  • General understanding of hardware, electrical or software design to underpin safety and environmental analysis.
  • Willingness to develop safety and environmental engineering skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities with a methodical approach.
  • System modelling skills.

Values & Behaviours
  • Willingness to learn and develop individual skills.
  • Innovative.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and freely.
  • Reliable.
  • Strong team player.
  • Knowledge sharing.

Security Clearance statement

Due to the sensitive nature of much of the work, all applicants must be eligible for Security Clearance (SC level minimum)

What we can offer

We're committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you'll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

Our packages will include bonus linked to personal development, a strong pension contribute plan matched up to 7%. Annual salary and development reviews with the goal of supporting your career along with a variety of learning, development and career enhancement opportunities. Relocation support can be provided if required.


Your health and well-being matters to us and that's why we offer you the flexibility to do what's important to you; whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

The Work Environment

At Thales, we believe in flexible SMART working and have the expectation this role will be delivered through a combination of remote and office based collaborative working. When working in the office, you will be based at the largest Thales site in the UK, featuring access to a wide variety of resources including manufacturing, environmental and electromagnetic test facilities and specialised laboratories. The modern site includes a subsidised restaurant, a café, break out spaces, bicycle storage facilities and more


In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

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