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Product Safety Engineer

BAE Systems
Filton, England, Gloucestershire
£40000 - £48000 per annum
Closing date
19 Jan 2021
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Product Safety Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in supporting the safe operation of in-service submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Product Safety Engineer at our site in Filton, within the In-service Engineering (ISE) Team.

As a Product Safety Engineer, you will be working within a team responsible for the 'platform' safety elements for in-service submarines, including both electrical and mechanical aspects. You will be responding to and solving real-time engineering issues, as well as working on long-term safety related projects.

You will be responsible for working closely with multiple stakeholders within the submarine enterprise with full visibility across the complete submarine lifecycle. This is a live, in-service role, responding to real time engineering issues, where you will see the result of your endeavours.

Your main responsibilities as a Product Safety Engineer will involve:

Supporting the Safety Manager in the delivery of Safety Programmes.

Producing and presenting Safety Case reports and assessments.

Creating and managing Hazard Logs and associate hazard reviews.

Providing support to the production of Maintenance Period Clearance for Use Assessments

Monitoring, assessing and responding to safety-related requests and queries from the MoD customer.

Making initial judgements on potential safety implications of events and material state changes that have occurred on in-service submarines and providing authoritative advice to the MoD.

Interfacing with the Safety and Engineering expertise across BAE Systems and with other enterprise stakeholders.

Providing progress and awareness briefings to the duty holder (UK MoD) representatives.

Providing Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) support to safety committees and working groups.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of constructing safety case reports or assessments in line with contracted requirements.

Knowledge and experience in the implementation of a Safety Management system. Note this is a Product Safety role not an OHSE.

Experience of hazard identification and analysis, hazard log management, risk assessment and ALARP justifications and through life safety case management.

Understanding and application of a range of common Safety management tools, techniques and practices.

Experience of collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders supported by strong verbal and written communication skills.

The ability to work to schedule and co-ordinate tasks as well as managing emergent issues.


Previous experience working within the maritime/ submarine/ MoD environment and the safety methodology within those industries

Submarine domain knowledge and experience.

Ship safety & Environmental Management Training (SSEMT) qualified (previously SSMO)

What we're looking for in you:

You must have excellent interpersonal skills, alongside resilience and confidence when articulating technical information or advice to the customer. You must also have the ability to use your initiative to resolve engineering issues.

Location: Filton or Abbey Wood

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension sscheme, 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, childcare vouchers, 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.


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.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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