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Principal Engineer – Explosion Safety

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £49.98 - £54.98 per hour

Principal Engineer – Explosion Safety

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Cumbria as a Principal Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work on the design of marine platforms as well as undertaking activities on-board the vessels under construction, providing support to the Fire & Explosion Safety Lead Engineer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Taking a lead role across explosion safety risk assessments and compliance activities and co-ordinating the work programs of team members to meet strategic explosion safety objectives
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting against key performance indicators for explosion safety through a variety of key stakeholder groups
  • Developing, producing and maintaining explosion safety process documentation and management strategies
  • Producing and reviewing explosion strategies and risk assessments
  • Reviewing and supporting commissioning strategies for explosion safety systems
  • Producing proposals for packages of work
  • Reviewing of engineering documentation (relevant to explosion safety)
  • Providing support to regulatory inspections
  • Chairing explosion safety workshops and working groups

Key skills & qualifications


  • Experience of working in an explosion safety engineering environment and applying various methods of hazard analysis
  • DSEAR risk assessment production including hazard identification and analysis (preferably from a high hazard industry)
  • A thorough understanding of Hazardous Area Classification (HAC)
  • Proven track record in implementing business processes to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Passion for safety and open to developing new skills and undertaking further training in explosion risk management.


  • Degree qualified in STEM discipline or equivalent engineering experience.
  • Team leader or people management experience.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

Rate: £54.98 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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