Strategic Weapons Systems Consultant

Posted 10 October by First Military Recruitment
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EJ438 - Strategic Weapons Systems Consultant

Location: Bristol

Salary: Competitive


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Strategic Weapons System Consultant on behalf of one of our clients. 
The role requires a broad understanding of the Vanguard and Dreadnought Class SSBN designs and demonstrable experience in a Trident Strategic Weapon System leadership capacity. A detailed understanding of the Strategic Weapon System, its operations, maintenance and interfaces is essential.
Applications from ex-military candidates are actively encouraged, however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To lead on the development of safety thinking and approaches.
  • Effective stakeholder management and coordination within the deterrent community.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in multi-disciplined teams authoring safety and environmental documentation.
  • Leading workshops and meetings to develop safety and environmental case arguments and seek out further taskings.
  • Technical review and comment on various safety documentation and processes within a quality management framework.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with US/UK relationship in a deterrent programme context.
  • In-depth technical knowledge and understanding of SWS/SWSS operations, design, maintenance and interfaces with equipment authorities; platform authorities and the US Department of Defence.
  • Proven technical lead/project management skills.
  • Knowledge of the Defence Safety Authority regulatory construct around the nuclear enterprise, conventional ordnance, munitions & explosives and maritime health, safety and environmental protection.
  • Knowledge of MOD procurement and safety management processes in a SWS context.
  • Knowledge in the application of Project Oriented Safety Management System (POSMS) / Project Oriented Environmental Management System (POEMS) within the DE&S Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS).


  • An assessment of competence against the MOD’s SWS Competence Framework.
  • Project Management (e.g. APM, Prince 2) qualification.
  • Degree qualified.
  • Chartered Engineer Status.
  • Current Developed Vetting status.

Location: Bristol

Salary: Competitive

Reference: 39107016

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