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Job Ref:  39423
Employer:  BAE Systems
Industry:  Defence
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Dorset
City:  Weymouth
Post Code:  TF9
14/10/2016 07:35

Product Safety Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the safety of combat systems on board the Astute Class submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Safety Engineer at our site in Weymouth (Dorset), Frimley (Surrey), Ash Vale (Surrey) or Filton (Bristol).

As a Senior Safety Engineer, you will be developing safety cases for major projects associated with submarines in design, in-build and in-service. Areas will include one or more of the following combat systems domains: above water surveillance, command & control, common infrastructure, external communication systems, navigation and underwater surveillance.

This challenging role will allow you to work with state of the art technology within an established programme, whilst developing your skills in functional safety.

Your main responsibilities as a Product Safety Engineer will involve:

Supporting the production and maintenance of safety case documentation (plans, policies, reports) to support project milestones

Working with system owners and designers to manage safety case development for allocated projects

Supporting Risk Management in accordance with Defence Standard 00-56

Organising periodic Safety Committee meetings

Gathering and inputting technical data into the safety case

Your skills and qualifications as a Product Safety Engineer:


Demonstrable safety engineering knowledge gained from study or a working environment

Experience of working within a systems engineering discipline on a large scale project


Knowledge of combat systems

Experience working within the defence industry

Knowledge of Def Stan 00-56

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a confident communicator, with the ability to use a diplomatic approach, where necessary. You will also be a team player as well as possessing the ability to work unsupervised using your own initiative.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Weymouth (will also consider Frimley, Ash Vale or Filton as potential locations)

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.

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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