Principal Engineer - Product Safety

Job Description

Principal Engineer-Product Safety

Would you like to play a pivotal role within Product Safety for our Submarine Programmes? We currently have an opportunity to join our team as a Principal Engineer; this will be based at our sites in Barrow, Bristol, Filton and Weymouth

Within Product Safety, as a Principal Engineer you will be supporting the Engineering Delivery Organisations in all facets of Product Safety engineering throughout all stages of Life Cycle Management.

These roles will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of safety management and safety case production this includes safety requirements capture and management, hazard identification and analysis, hazard data management, application of ALARP principle, creation/maintenance of safety documentation and continuous improvement of the safety management system. This exposure to a variety of facets of the function alongside continuous in house training will help you to further grow and develop as part of the function.

Your Main Responsibilities as a Principal Engineer will include:

Undertaking Product Safety functional design analysis and/or providing specialist Safety advice within your scope of responsibility. Providing evidence for acceptance and fitness for purpose of structure, systems, components as well as Whole Boat design

Confirming beyond reasonable doubt by review, surveillance and audit that those assumptions underpinning engineering data, analysis methodologies as well as interpretation of results have been validated in support of the Product Safety cases

Contributing to identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and managing the resulting change embodiment activities from a Product Safety perspective

Liaising with both internal and external customers as required ensuring that their Product Safety requirements are adequately supported also that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriate as well as agreed

Undertaking peer reviews as well as checking/verification tasks as directed

Providing assurance to the Design Authority as to the adequacy and robustness of the Safety Case alongside supporting documentation

Providing support to the Certificate of Design activities appropriate to the discipline and from a Product Safety perspective

Essential Criteria for this role:

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Degree qualified or equivalent qualification

Evidence of working towards Chartership

Desirable Criteria:

Experience of Product Safety Cases and Management Systems to defence or other internationally recognised standards e.g. IEC61508, DO178, DEF-STAN-00-56, and ARP-4761

Capability to review and appraise Product Safety Cases, influencing others with constructive feedback

Ability to develop others in Safety Engineering practices, including delivering diverse Product Safety training

What we are looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and have the ability to work unsupervised and still meet tight deadlines. At the same time you will have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with the wider team when required. The ability influence others, whilst putting forward clear, concise and credible reasoning to support judgements

Location: Barrow, Bristol, Filton and Weymouth

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.