Principal Engineer- Site Safety Case

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
09 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017
Elizabeth Burn
Nuclear, Safety
Job Type

Principal Engineer- Site Safety Case

Would you like to play a safety critical role within nuclear safety and regulations? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer- Site Safety Case at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer- Site Safety Case, you will be working with the Nuclear Safety Case team, responsible for supporting the production of Site Nuclear Safety Case documentation. You will be liaising with various internal and external stakeholders for the implementation of Safety Case Requirements.

This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to make a difference within a wide range of nuclear projects, on the sites responsible for the UK's most advanced submarine platforms.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer- Site Safety Case will involve:

Providing written justification and analysis to support the Nuclear Site Safety Case

Producing safety analysis documentation, including HAZOP, ALARP, HAZID, PSA, QRA

Identifying hazards by use of appropriate techniques

Leading and supervising junior team members for the undertaking of Safety case work

Undertaking probabilistic and/or deterministic safety analyses

Authoring safety reports documenting clear and concise arguments and technical content to form a 'fit for purpose' safety case

Providing risk assessments including identification of engineering and administrative controls

Liaising with operations and the Facility Design Authority to inform the production of safety analysis and the implementation of safety case requirements

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer- Site Safety Case will include:


Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline

Chartered engineer (or actively working toward this)

Practical experience of a structured approach to safety case analysis and production in a high hazard industry

Experience using structured methodologies around safety cases

Experience of producing safety case documentation


A sound understanding of the structure of modern standards nuclear safety cases, including Deterministic and Probabilistic Safety Assessment and engineering substantiation

Practical experience in undertaking and documenting safety analyses

Knowledge of the ALARP principle and its application

Experience of leading teams

What we're looking for in you:

You will be systematic in your approach and comfortable communicating at all levels, liaising with managers and stakeholder to articulate and deliver information. You will be a forward thinking a proactive worker with great attention to detail.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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

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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