Principal product safety engineer

BAE Systems
Hampshire, Portsmouth, England
15 May 2018
29 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Principal Product Safety Engineer

Would you like to play a key role working on unique and exciting projects delivering product safety for Torpedos? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Product Safety Engineer at our site in Broad Oak, Portsmouth.

As a Principal Product Safety Engineer you will sit within Product and Training Services (PT&S). This group works on radars, training services and torpedo manufacture and support. BAE Systems is the sole supplier of the Stingray lightweight and Spearfish heavyweight torpedoes. You will support Design Authorities and Chief Engineers in managing aspects of the Safety Cases for each of these two torpedoes, considering design changes and upgrades, as well as looking at existing systems for support and maintenance issues. Your role will also provide for opportunities to support new, cutting edge work on the safety of future torpedo design.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on unique and exciting projects that will provide for future career growth and development. Spearfish in particular is currently scheduled to remain in service beyond 2050.

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

Providing credible advice and guidance to the project team on product safety, product environmental, COSHH and other occupational safety issues

Ensuring that safety and environmental considerations are an integral part of the design process and taking cognisance of the whole product lifecycle

Preparing, maintaining and managing the implementation of project Safety and Environment Management Systems evolving them where necessary to ensure that product safety can be managed in a cost-effective manner

Cultivating the safety argument for all products and services delivered by the project, employing all required facts of the product safety lifecycle as defined in the project Safety and Environment Management Plan (SEMP) and in accordance with the Maritime Services Product Safety Policy

Ensuring that the standards of Product Safety and Product Environmental defined by statutory, business and customer requirements are observed in the design of the Product(s) produced by, or resulting from the project (e.g. JSP430, JSP520, Def Stan 00-056, Def Stan 00-051)

Your skills and qualifications:


Knowledge of the complete engineering lifecycle with demonstrable experience of operating in most phases

Demonstrable track record of managing and delivering product safety/product environmental tasks

Experienced in ensuring design reviews and technical bid reviews are supported by the generation of appropriate product safety claims and evidence

Hold relevant knowledge of applicable legislation and standards (e.g. HASAW, JSP430, JSP520, Def Stan 00-056, Def Stan 00-051, COSHH)


Knowledge of the whole product safety lifecycle

Hazard Management expertise

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA) and SWIFT (Structured What IF Techniques)

Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)

Hazard Bow Ties

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a strong ability to communicate at any level in the business and across our customer community. You will have the ability to work under pressure, schedule and coordinate tasks, and to maintain efficiency and build positive relationships.

Location: Broad Oak, Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive


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, childcare vouchers, 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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and a revenue of £650 million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to UK MoD Maritime, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure vessels, Offshore Patrol vessels, Historic ships and more. And with our development and support of complex equipment ranging from a Spearfish Torpedo to an Artisan Radar, the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the UK Royal Navy for decades to come.

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