Product Safety Manager

BAE Systems
Tyne and Wear, England, Washington / England, Shropshire, Telford
03 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Elizabeth Burn

Product Safety Manager

Would you like to play a safety critical role in the development of our most advanced Land UK products and services? We currently have a vacancy for a Product Safety Engineer, based at our sites at either Telford or Washington.

As a Product Safety Manager, you will be planning and delivering a broad range of Safety Engineering activities, in support of the diverse Land UK product and services portfolio.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to build your reputation among senior managers and external customers, in a fast paced and interesting role, working at the forefront of defence technology.

Your main responsibilities as a Product Safety Manager will involve:

Deriving Safety Requirements, including integrity requirements

Developing Safety Management Plans, integrating sub-contractor, supplier and customer interfacing elements

Conducting Safety Assessments, including: Preliminary Hazard Identification and Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Sub System Hazard Analysis, Functional Safety Assessment, Occupational and Operating Hazard Analysis

Identifying and undertaking the most appropriate techniques such as, Fault Tree Analysis, Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis, Event Tree Analysis

Documenting System level safety arguments, Safety Cases, Safety Reports and ALARP arguments

Reviewing and integrating subcontract safety documents

Managing Hazard Log

Chairing project safety and technical safety review meetings

Ensuring compliance with legislative requirements

Your skills and qualifications:


Extensive knowledge of safety management

Experience managing safety through projects, design and development

Degree in an Engineering/ Scientific field, or equivalent experience


Chartered engineer, or working towards

Master's degree in Safety Engineering

Knowledge of:

  • Defence and commercial safety standards such as Def Stan 00-056, Def-Stan 00-055, IEC61508;
  • Project Oriented Safety Management System (POSMS);
  • Project Oriented Environmental Management System (POEMS);
  • UK and EU safety related legislation (e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act);
  • Environmental legislation and management systems (eg. ISO14001 etc.).

What we're looking for in you:

Your will be a proactive and forward thinking worker, able to lead others with your drive for success. You will have excellent communication skills, and work well both within a team, and independently to your own initiative.

Location: Telford or Washington

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.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence, aerospace and security company.

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.