QEC Safety & Environmental Assistant Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Closing date
5 Sep 2019

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QEC Safety & Environmental Assistant Engineer

Would you like to work on the newest generation of Royal Navy warships with some of the most technically complex and leading-edge systems in the Royal Navy Fleet? We currently have a vacancy for a QEC Warship Technical Authority (WTA) Safety & Environmental Assistant Engineer at our site in Portsmouth Naval Base.

As a QEC WTA Safety & Environmental Assistant Engineer, you will support the QEC Warship Technical Authority (WTA) Safety and Environmental (S&E) team in the delivery of S&E outputs required by the customer under contract and those relating the business governance requirements.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to work both in the office and on the ship as part of a highly motivated, pro-active team that manages the provision of engineering support to HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest warship that the Navy has ever operated, with her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales shortly to join the Fleet. This role is also suitable for qualified apprentices/graduates and 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 QEC Safety & Environmental Assistant Engineer will involve:

Working under close technical supervision and managerial control, developing skills to oversee Engineering Change for Product Safety & Environmental aspects through the design and embodiment stages

Facilitating and supporting S&E meetings and specialist expert panels, including Hazard Identification, Risk Sentencing and S&E working Groups and Committees

Maintaining S&E registers including Hazard Logs, Environmental Impact & Risk Register, HazMat Register, Legal and Regulatory Compliance Register

Supporting the monitoring of changes to legislation, regulation and MOD S&E policy applicable to RN Warships

Supporting the feedback on data quality and associated risk

Your skills and qualifications as a QEC Safety & Environmental Assistant Engineer:


Degree/HND/Apprenticeship in Engineering/relevant discipline or relevant work experience

Good Data Analysis/IT/Computer skills including Microsoft Office


Engineering/Technical background

Safety/Environmental understanding and background

Understanding/experience within Maritime or Defence industry

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated with a real desire for development and to progress within the business. You will have excellent communication skills - verbal and written - with an ability to communicate technical information at all levels. You will be a strong team player but also confident in working independently when required.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.





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.


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