Principal Product Safety & Environmental Engineer

BAE Systems
Hampshire, England
18 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Principal Engineer - Product Safety

Would you like to work within a varied role, supporting the product safety of Combat Systems for in-service Royal Navy vessels? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Product Safety, at our Broad Oak site.

As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for product safety and environmental management within specified projects for Naval Combat Systems. You will be providing both physical and functional safety expertise, as well as being the technical point of contact for the customer and a variety of internal stakeholders.

This role will allow you to broaden your product safety knowledge, whilst working on a variety of Royal Navy platforms and projects. You will be fully supported in your professional development, with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

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

The production of pre-bid product safety and environmental assessments to inform the risks associated with the project

Development of safety and environmental arguments for complex systems (including software) sometimes from first principles, making use of logical structured argument techniques such as Goal Structuring Notation (GSN) or Claims-Argument-Evidence (CAE) techniques

Development of Hazard Logs using SMARTer

Leading appropriate safety and environmental meetings, taking minutes and acting as the customer liaison point of contact

Generating all the required safety and environmental documentation including safety plans, hazard logs, safety assessments, safety cases, environmental impact assessments and reports

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree or equivalent qualification or suitable experience in a product safety role

Experience of safety system management processes and techniques

Knowledge and understanding of legislation, standards, processes and tools used in safety and environmental engineering environment

An understanding of product environmental issues

Ability to manage a team and provide leadership

Strong commitment, self-motivation and the ability to motivate other people wrt to safety and environmental aspects.


Customer facing experience with MoD/ Royal Navy

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator with experience managing key stakeholders at senior level. You will also be a forward thinking problem solver, confident in leading meetings.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Broad Oak, Hampshire

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, 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. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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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