Principal Product Safety Engineer

Job Description

Principal Product Safety Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in Product Safety for our Submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Product Safety Engineer at our site in either Barrow-In-Furness or Filton.

As a Principal Product Safety Engineer, your role will be to support our submarines programmes in the delivery of the Whole Boat Safety Case. You will be supporting the Engineering Delivery Organisations in all facets of Product Safety engineering, throughout key stages of Life Cycle Management. You will provide the Engineering Delivery Manager (Safety & Environment) with technical safety advice in support of the Whole Boat Safety Case.

There will also be the opportunity to be responsible for other areas of Product Safety within the Product Safety Department, typically 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.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Product Safety Engineer will involve:

Undertaking Product Safety functional design analysis and/or providing specialist safety advice, as well as providing evidence for acceptance and fitness for purpose of structure, systems and component and Whole Boat designs

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

Producing Product Safety evidence in support of qualification, legislative requirements and safety justifications and providing specialist support for associated activities

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

Defining the Product Safety qualification obligations for the assurance hold points during build, test and commissioning

Providing assurance to the design organisation that the design is adequately safe i.e. it is robust, in providing supporting documentation for the safety case

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

Supporting Certificate of Design activities from a Product Safety perspective

Assisting line management with the maintenance and continuous improvement of the Safety Management System, including production and maintenance of Process Instructions

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Product Safety Engineer:

Degree qualified (or equivalent qualification or experience)

Demonstrable experience and/or understanding in more than one of the following safety practices:

  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
  • Accident Sequence Modelling (ASM)
  • Authoring Detailed Safety Justifications

What we're 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 to proactively problem-solve is key to the success of this role.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness or Filton

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.