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Product Safety Engineer

BAE Systems
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Product Safety Engineer

You are an energetic, highly motivated Product Safety Engineer looking to take your career forward in a dynamic challenging environment? We are the Maritime Services division of BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defence and aerospace companies with a wide portfolio of cutting-edge and technically challenging products and services across the naval maritime sector.

Our products include state-of-the-art torpedoes, radars, mine neutralisers, training systems and small maritime craft, many of which will be in service into the second half of the 21st century. Based at our offices in Portsmouth, this role is far from short term and will provide an engineer who has the behaviours, capability and experience to develop efficient yet effective safety arguments for technically complex products with the opportunity for long term career growth and development, working on unique and exciting projects across our extensive maritime portfolio.

You will be developing assurance cases across a range of test and support equipment in our Torpedo sector, supporting both the UKs Heavyweight Spearfish and Lightweight Sting Ray Torpedoes.

Our approach to product safety is employing the latest thinking from across industry and academia and can bring opportunities to support new, cutting edge work on the safety of future product designs, including active work moving into the Model Based Safety Assessment arena. We are also influencing the evolution of applicable safety standards across the defence domain.

Ideally you will have a marine/maritime background but experience from other sectors will be considered. It is the experience in Product Safety that is the key element for this role.

Your main responsibilities as a Product Safety Engineer will involve:

Providing credible advice and guidance to project teams and our MOD customer on Product Safety, COSHH and other occupational safety issues

Ensuring that safety considerations are an integral part of the design process and take cognisance of the whole product lifecycle

Preparing, maintaining and managing the implementation of project Safety Management Systems evolving them where necessary to ensure that product safety can be managed in a cost-effective manner

Cultivating the safety argument for all products and services delivered by the project, employing all required facets of the product safety lifecycle in accordance with BAE Systems Product Safety Policy

Ensuring that the standards of Product Safety defined by statutory, business and customer requirements are observed in the design of the Product(s) produced by or resulting from the project (e.g. DSA02-DMR, Def Stan 00-056).

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills:

Degree within an Engineering and or Safety discipline or equivalent qualification or experience

Understanding of the principles of SFAIRP and ALARP

Demonstrable experience of operating across the whole engineering lifecycle

Demonstrable track record of managing and delivering Product Safety tasks

Hold relevant knowledge of applicable legislation and standards

Desirable skills:

Knowledge of the whole Product Safety lifecycle

Demonstrable experience of recognised Safety Engineering techniques

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a strong approach to maintaining business and product integrity coupled with the ability to communicate appropriately throughout the business and customer communities. You will have the ability to work efficiently under pressure, schedule and coordinate tasks, and to maintain and build positive relationships.

Location: Portsmouth BroadOak

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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