Principal Product Safety Lead

BAE Systems
England, Surrey / England, Frimley, Surrey
16 May 2018
30 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Quality, Safety
Job Type

Principal Product Safety Lead

Are you looking to apply your safety engineering knowledge to the design of cutting edge systems for the UK's existing and future submarine fleet? BAE Systems is looking for a Product Safety Lead to join the Combat Systems team based in Ashvale, Surrey.

As a Product Safety Lead you will be defining and leading range of safety engineering activities and analyses on Combat System equipment. This work will contribute to the development of 'New' and maintenance of 'Existing' Def Stan 00-56 Product Safety Cases, to demonstrate that the safety risks associated with the design, operation and maintenance of Combat System equipment remain As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP), throughout the product lifecycle.

Joining the Combat Systems team will give you a unique and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge to a range of complex systems and platforms. You could be working on existing submarines such as the in-service Astute class, new classes currently in the design stage, and even future programmes, which are looking at concept designs for submarines that won't be in service for generations.

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

Development of safety justifications for Combat System equipment in support of Def Stan 00-56 safety cases.

Assessing, documenting and monitoring equipment compliance with Legislation, Company and MoD regulatory requirements, policies and safety standards.

Organising and chairing Hazard Identification workshops and Safety Committee meetings.

Analysing and assessing product designs and associated qualification test data, requirements acceptance evidence, non-conformances, limitations etc.

Guiding and directing other engineers involved in the production of Safety Case artefacts.

Engaging with third parties such as equipment designers, users (RN), MoD and external suppliers to gather supporting safety case evidence.

Production and maintenance of Safety Case documentation (plans, policies and reports) to support project milestones.

Conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56.

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Product Safety Lead:


Demonstrable experience in safety engineering/ product safety, and activities contributing to the production of safety cases.

Experience in relevant engineering industry such as defence/ aerospace/ vehicles/ marine.

Knowledge/ experience in systems engineering, including requirements management, design, and integration.


Experience in relevant engineering industry such as defence/ aerospace/ vehicles/ marine.

Engineering qualification such as BEng/ MEng or equivalent.

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be hardworking, self-motivated and driven, with the ability to prioritise your workload appropriately. You will be adaptable, as you will be exposed to a wide variety of engineering problems often troubleshooting to meet project deadlines.

Location: Ashvale, Surrey

(For the right candidate, we may also consider our other Southern sites):


Frimley (Surrey)



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, 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 Submarines - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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