Principal Engineer - Product Safety & Environmental (Legislatio

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BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
09 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Justine Poulastides

Principal Engineer - Product Safety & Environmental (Legislation)

Would you like to manage a small team of Professional Engineers evaluating and managing product safety legislation for one of our programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Product Safety & Environmental (Legislation) at our site in Barrow.

As a Principal Engineer - Product Safety & Environmental (Legislation) , you will deliver complex engineering and/or cross functional tasks or programmes of work within the delegated parameters, recognising stakeholder and customer requirements. You will utilise a combination of technical and legislative knowledge and skills you will be working under an engineering manager to ensure that Legal conformity of products is managed and maintained within the Dreadnaught programme.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to join a developing team with the ability to grow and learn.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer will involve:


To confirm beyond reasonable doubt by review, surveillance and audit, that those assumptions underpinning engineering data, analysis methodologies, and interpretation of results have been validated

To produce evidence in support of qualification, legislative requirements and safety justifications and provide specialist support for associated activities

To contribute to identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and to manage the resulting change embodiment activities

To liaise with both internal and external customers as required ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported, to undertake peer reviews or checking / verification tasks as directed

To provide realistic programme status, identify problem areas and implement agreed recovery plans


To define the qualification obligations for the assurance, hold points during build, test and commissioning

Provide assurance to the Design Authority as to the adequacy and robustness of the Safety Case and supporting documentation

To provide support to the Certificate of Design activities appropriate to the discipline, To articulate and present complex technical argument clearly, logically and simply

To be able to access, have a clear understanding of and apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures

Provision of support and guidance Engineering and other business functions within BAESM-S in order to deal with emerging issues at business and project level in and efficient and effective manner

Audit legislative Conformity of BAESM-S Products in order to support governance and quality assurance

Responsible for the configuration control stages and detail gate reviews across areas of responsibility

To liaise with both internal and external customers as required ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriate and agreed

To complete company assessment processes for individuals under their control which can be used for development of an individual, individual performance assessment and other assessment processes which are determined to be part of the company directive. Also, to ensure that appropriate empowered individuals are consulted as part of these reviews

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer:






Experience authoring technical documentation

Experience of working with/ interpreting/ explaining legislation to others


Demonstrable understanding of BAESM-S products through their lifecycle

Demonstrable understanding of Engineering processes

Demonstrable understanding of the New Legislative Framework

Experience of managing data integrity and large data sets in data bases such as but not limited SIMPLIFI, Lexis Nexis and Euro-lex

Product Safety, generic health and safety and/or environment/legal qualification - E.g. but not limited to; Paralegal qualification, A-level Law or equivalent experience, HSE, IOSH, NEBOSH, OSHA, Specific legislation/ regulation driven Diplomas or Certification

What we're looking for in you:

A professional diligent, honest, open, and trusting approach to your work, team player, Self-aware, proactive, self-motivated, the confidence and ability to liaise with and influence people within varying disciplines and at varying professional levels, within and external to the business, Problem solving and good communication skills both written and verbal.

Location: Barrow

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.







Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

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.





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