Engineer (Safety Case)

BAE Systems
England, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
09 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017
Caroline Dey
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Engineer (Safety Case)

Would you like to play a key role in the development of nuclear safety cases to support of Royal Navy submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineer (Safety Case) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As an Engineer (Safety Case), you will be providing support to the Nuclear Site Safety Case team and wider areas of the business by undertaking safety analysis of equipment. You will be responsible for applying a range of techniques and producing outputs that are acceptable to a rigorous external assessment process, such as the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

This role will provide you with a unique development opportunity to assist in the production of a site safety case for a licenced and authorised company constructing and commissioning nuclear reactors.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer (Safety Case) will involve:

Undertaking safety analysis to support production of the nuclear site safety case using techniques such as hazard and operability studies, fault tree analysis, functional breakdown, fault schedule production and derivation of safety functional requirements

Delivering nuclear site safety documentation in accordance with relevant programme requirements

Providing information to stakeholders to support the implementation of the site safety case

Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders, including design authorities, construction teams and regulatory authorities

Producing and maintaining all site safety case documentation in accordance with departmental process instructions and user guides as detailed in the Safety Management System (SMS)

Assisting with independent peer review of site safety case documentation in accordance with departmental process instructions

Supporting line management in providing representation on behalf of BAE Systems Submarines to external discussions on nuclear safety issues

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineer (Safety Case):


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in a STEM related discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)

Experience of working as part of an engineering team/project


Previous experience in safety engineering or safety case production environment

Awareness of modern standards nuclear safety cases

Knowledge and understanding of submarine reactor production or operation

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to have strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to think logically and solve problems. You will be organised and efficient, with the ability to work as part of a team.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: £29,780+

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, 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.

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.

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