Engineering Manager - Product Safety & Product Environment

BAE Systems
England, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Closing date
2 Sep 2019

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Engineering Manager - Product Safety & Product Environment (Safety Management Services)

Would you like to play an essential role in providing product safety & environmental assurance for our most advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Engineering Manager - Product Safety & Product Environment (Safety Management Services) at our site in Barrow.

As a Engineering Manager - Product Safety & Product Environment (Safety Management Services) you will be working with various stakeholders, approving bodies and product safety and environmental teams, to ensure that potential risks are; identified, managed and reduced to acceptable levels. You will also have the opportunity to work in a unique and interesting environment, operating in an exciting and fast paced role, on state-of-the-art submarine technology

This role will provide you with broad appreciation of the design and development lifecycle for a complete Product, presenting opportunities for advancement within the broader engineering integration and engineering management fields

Your main responsibilities as a Engineering Manager - Product Safety & Product Environment (Safety Management Services) will involve:

Tactical & strategic coordination of the Product; Safety, Environment & Legislation programmes across the Dreadnought PS&E Team, involving :-

Leading and managing professional engineers and project controllers (of the order of 10 direct staff. Of the order of 100 in neighbouring teams)

Defining and maintaining Project processes

PS&E Team resourcing and capability management

PS&E Team strategic and tactical engineering; planning, coordination, execution and reporting

Assuring the maturity of developed solutions

Technical risk and opportunity management

Interfacing with and influencing, internal / external customers and stakeholders

Ensuring compliance with the Operational Framework and Engineering Policy

Performing engineering management & review activities, to ensure Products are integrated, fully compliant and delivered to agreed requirements; cost, quality and schedule

Ensuring Legal compliance

This role is primarily Dreadnought project focused, although discharging limited cross-project (e.g. Astute) tasks, where there is cross-project task commonality

Your skills and qualifications:


Demonstrable competency in product safety and/or environmental case development and delivery, in at least one of the following industries; nuclear, off-shore, aviation, maritime or chemical process.

Demonstrable competency in managing safety and/or environmental engineering; design, assessment, customer interfaces, supplier interfaces, regulator interfaces.

Demonstrable competency in safety and/or environmental engineering; programme planning, impact & risk assessment, life-cycle management, team management.

Demonstrable competency in engineering project management and Legal matters.


Marine domain experience

Application of some of the following; IEC61508, DO178, DEF-STAN-00-056, ARP-4761, ISO14001, Def. Stan 00-051.

Chartered status, or working towards achieving chartered status, with a relevant institute

What we're looking for in you:

Influencing skills

Coaching skills

Presentation skills

Effective team working

Problem solving

Customer interfacing

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 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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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