Engineer - Safety

Barrow in Furness
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Safety Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of submarine combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Safety Engineer at our site in Barrow.

As a Safety Engineer you will be working on cutting edge systems and platforms within various projects on site at Barrow in our submarine function. You will be considering various products' intrinsic safety and ensure that the systems and products being designed are safe and won't cause any issues within a functionality once implemented.

This role is envisaged as a development role, which will provide the opportunity to progress within the submarine function, as well as the chance to work on exciting projects of national importance.

Your main responsibilities as a Safety Engineer (Functional Safety) will involve:

Conducting Safety Management & Safety Engineering activities in accordance with Defence Standard 00-56

Supporting the development, production and maintenance of Safety Case documentation, to meet project milestones

Supporting Hazard Identification Workshops, Hazard Log Management & Safety Committee Meetings

Supporting the Safety Assessment of Design Changes & Operation Defects

Assisting with the development of Combat Systems Functional Safety Justifications

Assisting with the development and analysing the results of various studies, such as Functional Failure Analyses, Fault Trees, Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) data etc.

Compiling, analysing and assessing Safety Case supporting evidence

Engaging with the wider Submarine Enterprise including, MoD, Technical/Design Authorities, Industry Partners, Suppliers etc.

Developing and defining Safety Requirements

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in relevant engineering field

Some knowledge of safety engineering activities

Willing to continue/develop a career in safety engineering


Previous experience in a safety engineering role

Previous experience in defence or marine industry

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual who is comfortable working using their initiative. It is important that you are diplomatic and possess excellent communication skills, as working collaboratively is an essential element of this role.

Location: Weymouth

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.

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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