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Control Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
£30000 - £34595 per annum
Closing date
19 Jan 2021

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Control Systems Engineer

Would you like to play an integral role with the development of control systems within our niche sector supporting a top tier CoMAH Site? We currently have a vacancy for a Control Systems Engineer at our site in Glascoed, S. Wales.

As a Control Systems Engineer, you will be in responsible for the design, development and implementation of control systems across the site. Working on a top tier CoMAH (Control of Major Accidents & Hazards) site you will play in integral role by applying your electrical engineering experience into reviewing risk assessments, analysis, producing specific drawings and writing reports in the continuous improvement of our processes and procedures ensuring the site runs to safety regulation standards.

This role will provide you with a varied role working on several processes at any one time. You will be given the opportunity to develop your skills and play a key role in the organisation. No one day is the same within this role and you will have large exposure to our niche site and all its processes.


Your main responsibilities as a Control Systems Engineer will involve:

Reviewing risk assessment documentation such as PFMEA, HAZOP, HAZAN to identify possible Electrical, Electronic or Programmable Electronic (EEPE) safety systems

Transferring the possible EEPE systems into a Layer Of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and conducting the LOPA

Producing control hierarchy drawings of each of the identified safety systems

Researching failure data for each identified component in the control hierarchy drawing and doing the SIL (Safety Integrity Level) calculation for the circuit

Writing the SIL report based on the findings of the LOPA and include recommendations if necessary

Writing a legacy Safety Requirement Specification (SRS) for each system identified in the LOPA that required a control hierarchy drawing and SIL calculation

Writing a SRS for each Safety or SIL gap identified

Your skills and qualifications:


Minimum HNC/HND or relevant experience in an Electrical Engineering Discipline

Proven working experience in a manufacturing organisation using high hazard materials

Experience generating risk assessments and the generation of safety paperwork

Experienced in reading electrical schematic drawings

Working knowledge of relevant business working standards (e.g. BS EN 61508, BS EN 61511, BS EN 62061, BS EN 13849 etc)


Experience working in High Hazard Environments

Familiar with CoMAH, DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations), PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations), MSER (Maximally stable extremal regions) and other regulations and standards

What we're looking for in you:

To be successful in this role you will have the following soft skills and qualities; the ability to work with minimal supervision, effective analytical skills and problem solving skills, good interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines, great communication skills and good stakeholder management skills.

Location: Glascoed, S. Wales

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.


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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