Principal Safety Engineer

BAE Systems
Surrey, Frimley, England
14 Jun 2017
28 Jun 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Principal Product Safety Engineer

Are you looking to apply your safety engineering knowledge and expertise to the design of cutting edge systems for the UK's existing and future submarine fleet? BAE Systems is looking for a Principal Product Safety Engineer to join the Combat Systems team based in the South of England.

As a Principal Product Safety Engineer you will be carrying out a range of safety engineering activities and analyses on all areas of the combat system, including navigation, command and control, and communication systems. This work will contribute to the development and maintenance of Def Stan 00-56 safety cases, to demonstrate that the safety risk of operating and maintaining this equipment is as low as reasonably possible.

Joining the Combat Systems team will give you a unique and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge to a range of complex systems and platforms. You will be fully supported in your professional development with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Product Safety Engineer will involve:

Developing functional safety justifications for systems including communications, above water surveillance, and command and control, to support Def Stan 00-56 safety case development

Organising and chairing hazard identification workshops and safety committee meetings

Carrying out and analysing results of studies such as failure mode analysis, fault tree analysis, and reliability centred maintenance (RCM) to gather evidence to support the safety case

Engaging with third parties such as equipment or system suppliers to gather supporting safety case evidence

Production and maintenance of Safety Case documentation (plans, policies and reports) to support project milestones

Developing and defining safety requirements

Conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56

Mentoring and supporting junior engineers

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Product Safety Engineer:


Demonstrable experience in safety engineering/ product safety, and activities contributing to the production of safety cases

Experience in defence industry or closely related field

Broad knowledge of industry safety standards (such as Def Stan, IEC, Mil Stan or similar)


Experience with combat systems and/or maritime industry

SSMO SSMT certification (Ship Safety Management Office)

Relevant engineering qualification such as BEng/ MEng or equivalent

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be hardworking, self-motivated and driven, with the ability to prioritise your workload appropriately. You will be adaptable, as you will be exposed to a wide variety of engineering problems often troubleshooting to meet project deadlines.

Location: We will consider candidates to be based in any of our Southern sites:


Frimley (Surrey)



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, 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 - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

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