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Principal Engineer – Product Safety Engineering

Posted 15 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Principal Engineer – Product Safety Engineering

Location: Barrow-In-Furness, Brough, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Frimley, Manchester or Filton – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working as part of an Integrated Development Team, established to develop and deliver submarine systems / capability
  • Specifically focusing on ensuring that Product Safety tasking and activities are completed across multiple systems in support of project milestones through all stages of Engineering Life Cycle Management
  • Supporting Hazard Identification and Analysis studies
  • Assisting with or generating safety reports
  • Ensuring the Integrated Development Team operates within the project Safety Management System
  • Liaising with other Integrated Development Teams and the Whole Boat Safety Team

Your skills and experiences:

  • Obtained or predicted 2:2 in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Engineering degree
  • An understanding of ‘Safety and Systems Engineering’ and of the ‘Engineering Life Cycle Management’
  • Experience working and delivering tasks as part of team, but also capable of working and delivering tasks unsupervised
  • The ability to be agile in working practices and customer expectations
  • Self-motivated, with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Practical experience as a Product Safety Engineer in the maritime defence sector is preferable, although experience in other sectors will be considered


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Safety & Environmental Team:

If you are interested in understanding how submarines operate and how the Royal Navy operate the submarines, then this role is for you. As a Product Safety Engineer you will assist System Engineers in influencing submarine systems and capability development. You will develop an understanding of how submarine systems work and work together and ensure that the system of system interactions considers Product Safety appropriately.

The role will provide the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of safety management and safety case delivery. This includes safety requirements capture and management, hazard identification and analysis, hazard data management, application of the ALARP principle, creation/maintenance of safety documentation and continuous improvement of the safety management system. The role provides a real opportunity to gain a broad overview of a complex system (i.e. submarine).

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 29th May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide.

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