Product Safety & Environmental Engineer

Job Description

Product Safety & Environmental Engineer

Would you like to play a key role supporting the safety of systems within Royal Naval Ships? Perhaps you currently work within product safety and want to expand your horizons, or alternatively, you may be a current or former member of the Armed Services that has had exposure to equipment and system safety?

If you can demonstrate product or systems safety knowledge (electronic hardware, software or functional) then we can provide you with the training to become a Product Safety & Environmental Engineer.

As a Product Safety & Environmental Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of our armed forces personnel whilst they operate in hostile environments, providing both physical and functional safety expertise as well as product environmental expertise to specified projects.

Whilst working with cutting edge technology, this role offers a lot of day-to-day challenges and variation with excellent career progression opportunities and you will be fully supported in your development within BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Product Safety & Environmental Engineer will involve:

Producing pre-bid product safety & environmental assessments to inform the risks associated with the project

Producing safety and environmental management plans

Developing safety & environmental arguments for complex systems (including software) sometimes from first principles

Selecting and executing the most appropriate and recognised hazard identification, analysis and risk classification / reduction techniques

Developing Hazard Logs using SMARTer

Your skills and qualifications as a Product Safety & Environmental Engineer:


HNC/HND or equivalent qualification or experience in Engineering

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • System safety/ product safety
  • Naval operator/maintainer background within Weapons

Experience of working with multiple project stakeholders at various levels

An awareness of legislation, standards, processes and tools used in safety environmental engineering


Experience working within a Ministry of Defence/Royal Naval environment

Product safety or systems safety experience gained from a complex engineering environment

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator both verbally and written, with the ability to engage, manage and influence a broad range of stakeholders. You will also be organised and self-motivated with a high attention to detail.

Location: New Malden, Frimley, Filton (Bristol) or Broad Oak (Portsmouth)

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

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

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.