Principal Engineer -Safety

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
Closing date
28 Oct 2020

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Nuclear, Safety
Defence, Marine
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Would you like to play a key role in the safety case delivery of complex submarine platforms? We currently have two positions available for Principal Safety Engineers at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer you will be part of a growing Safety Case delivery team, which integrates functional safety with physical effects. You will be responsible for a number of hazards, which will include the campaign of hazard analysis, presentation of the results and authoring safety cases. You will work closely with the rest of the team and liaise with multiple engineering departments to achieve a cross-functional safety argument.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of working across the entire submarine lifecycle from concept design through to in-service, whilst influencing the design of submarines and improving platform safety design.

Training will be provided, depending on your level of safety engineering experience.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Safety Engineer will involve:

Developing, producing and maintaining the relevant analysis process (including agreement on analysis techniques). This includes Zonal Hazard Analysis, Scenario Based Recovery Assessments and Spatial Safety Assessments

Developing the competency and skill of Safety Engineers and Senior Safety Engineers within the team

Developing the structure for formal reporting of the team's workstreams and develop the templates for the formal deliverables associated with the workstreams

Liaising with multiple engineering stakeholders related to the team's identified safety issues

Producing scope of work/proposals for external packages of work

Reviewing all relevant documentation including technical authority safety documentation, engineering documentation and safety documentation

Undertaking HAZID/HAZAN as required throughout the safety lifecycle

Producing/reviewing safety case reports and federating multiple safety cases

Production of relevant safety plans and schedules for projects

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Safety Engineer:


Degree qualified, or equivalent, in a relevant STEM discipline

Demonstrable safety engineering knowledge and experience including areas such as: safety case production, fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, Safety Integrity Level (SIL), HAZAN, ALARP, HAZID

Experience working within a high-hazard/safety critical industry


Experience of fire & explosion safety analysis

Chartered or working towards

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent stakeholder management skills, alongside the ability to lead and mentor junior engineers, where necessary. You must also have good organisational and time-management skills to ensure programme timescales are adhered to.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness (or one of the following sites with travel to Barrow-in-Furness: Frimley, Bristol or Weymouth)

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 - 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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn

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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