Principal Engineer (Safety, Control & Hazards)

BAE Systems
England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
19 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Arundeep Gill
Job Type

Principal Engineer - Control Damage Hazards (Safety)

We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer in our growing safety case area of CDH (Control Damage Hazards) at our site in Barrow.

You will work as part of a team and liaise with multiple engineering departments to achieve a cross functional safety argument. Your work will include hazard identification, development of requirements and hazard analysis across the bow-tie making use of multiple safety techniques. This will be presented through a number of safety case reports which you will be required to produce and maintain.

This role will provide you with opportunity to undertake safety analysis and develop safety cases for an exciting product. There are opportunities for career development including specialist training where required and progression to senior positions within the team.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer will involve:

Developing, producing and maintaining the relevant analysis processes.

Undertaking HAZID/HAZAN as required throughout the safety lifecycle.

Producing/reviewing technical reports relating to the safety analysis.

Developing the competency and skill of Safety Engineers and Senior Safety Engineers supporting the CDH area of work as deemed necessary to satisfy their roles.

Maintaining the structure for formal reporting of the CDH workstreams and developing the templates for the formal deliverables.

Liaising with the engineering teams relevant to CDH safety issues.

Producing/reviewing safety case reports and federating multiple safety cases.

Production of relevant safety plans and schedules for projects.

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline

Safety case authoring experience

Safety experience including HAZID and HAZAN

Experience in the application of the ALARP principle


Experience with fault trees/event trees

Experience with safety integrity levels

Chartered or can demonstrate working towards chartership with a recognised institute

Experience in high risk/hazard industries requiring safety cases

What we're looking for in you:

The ideal candidate will have good leadership and management skills whilst having a diplomatic and analytical approach to their work

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.

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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