Manufacturing Risk Engineer

BAE Systems
Monmouthshire, Wales
Closing date
4 Nov 2019
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Manufacturing Risk Engineer

Would you like to opportunity to provide significant input into a niche environment/sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Manufacturing Risk Engineer at our site in Glascoed.



As a Manufacturing Risk Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring that manufacturing processes are carried out safely by identifying and understanding process risks and implementing the necessary controls to ensure process risks are As Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). You will be responsible for the development, review and continuous improvement of Standard Operating Procedures, Process Hazard Assessments, General Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, COSHH and DSEAR.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to join a tight knit team who truly are on a journey to improve this niche business. Please note that this role is for a 1-year fixed term contract which is likely to be extended, as we are required to demonstrate ALARP for all processes to the Competent Authority through the Basis of Safety documentation by 2022.

Please Note: This role is a one year fixed term contract.

Your main responsibilities as a Manufacturing Risk Engineer will involve:



Compiling, maintaining and improving Risk Assessments including but not limited to; Manual Handling, COSHH and Hand Arm Vibration (HAVs)


Coordinating and leading Risk Assessment workshops to ensure the relevant functions have contributed to the Risk Assessment process and have the opportunity to peer review including liaison with the site Safety, Health, Environment (SHE) team and the High Hazard team to ensure best practice is being applied to the Risk Assessment Process


Reporting and reviewing findings and recommendations to the Applicable Technical Authorities, agreeing and recording appropriate actions to ensure sufficient safeguards are in place


Compiling, reviewing and continuously improving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


Liaising with the Human Factors team to ensure that Safety Critical Tasks are identified through the Risk Assessment process, that subsequent controls are implemented and documented in the process SOPs


Undertaking any reasonable duties in order to support the Basis of Safety


Your skills and qualifications as a Manufacturing Risk Engineer:


HNC or equivalent qualification or experience in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Electrical/Electronics/Chemical Engineering



Experience in a similar role, ideally gained in a complex manufacturing facility


Experience in carrying out Risk Assessment is essential preferably in a process industry environment


IOSH / NEBOSH Certificate

Knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA and task analysis

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated individual capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team, you will be able to manage your workload, prioritising tasks when required with good attention to detail. You will be able to communicate well with stakeholders at all levels with the ability to influence to ensure safety standards are met.


Location: Glascoed



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.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.



We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence, aerospace and security company.


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.


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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