Product Safety Engineer

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Closing date
25 Oct 2019

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Product Safety Engineer

Do you consider yourself an ambitious engineer who is looking to take their career forward working in cutting-edge and technically challenging engineering roles?

Do you feel you have the right behaviours to work on complex safety-critical products?

We believe we are able to offer the challenge you are seeking.

We are the Maritime Services division of BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defence and aerospace companies with a wide portfolio of leading-edge, innovative products across the maritime sector and are seeking an energetic, highly motivated engineer who thrives in dynamic environments. Is that you?

Our products include state-of-the-art radars, torpedoes, mine neutralisers, training systems and high-tech information management systems, many of which will be in service well into the second half of the 21st century.

Based at our offices in Portsmouth, this role will provide an engineer who has the right behaviours, capability and experience to advance their career supporting the development of efficient yet effective safety arguments for technically complex products with the opportunity for long term career growth and development, working on unique and exciting projects across our extensive maritime portfolio.

Our approach to product safety is employing the latest thinking from across industry and academia and will lead to opportunities to support new, cutting edge work on the safety of future product designs. We are also influencing the evolution of applicable safety standards across the defence domain. Does this appeal to you?

Ideally you will have a marine/maritime background but experience from other sectors will be actively considered. It is the experience in Product Safety that is the key element for this role.

Your main responsibilities as a Product Safety Engineer will involve:

Providing credible advice and guidance to project teams and our MOD customer on product safety issues;

Ensuring that safety considerations are an integral part of the design process and take cognisance of the whole product lifecycle.

Preparing, maintaining and managing the implementation of project Safety Management Systems evolving them where necessary to ensure that product safety can be managed in a cost-effective manner.

Cultivating the safety argument for all products and services delivered by the project, employing

all required facets of the product safety lifecycle in accordance with BAE Systems Product Safety


Ensuring that the standards of Product Safety defined by statutory, business and customer requirements are observed in the design of the Product(s) produced by, or resulting from the project (e.g. DSA02-DMR, Def Stan 00-056, BS-EN 61508, JSP520).

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree within an Engineering and or Safety discipline or equivalent qualification or experience

Understanding of the principles of SFAIRP and ALARP

Demonstrable experience of operating across the whole engineering lifecycle

Demonstrable track record of managing and delivering engineering tasks


Knowledge of the whole product safety lifecycle

Demonstrable experience of recognised Safety Engineering techniques

Professionally Registered at IEng or working towards it

Ship Safety & Environmental Management Training (SSEMT) qualified

Hold relevant knowledge of applicable legislation and standards (e.g. HASAW, DSA02-DMR, JSP520, Def Stan 00-056)

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a strong ability to communicate throughout the business and customer communities. You will have the ability to work efficiently under pressure, schedule and coordinate tasks, and to maintain and build positive relationships.

Location: Broad Oak, Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive dependent on skills and experience

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 our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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

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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