Safety Engineer


Safety Engineer

We currently have a number of opportunities for Safety Engineers at varying levels of experience, in our growing safety case area of CDH (Control Damage Hazards) at our site in Barrow.

As a Safety Engineer, you will work as part of a team and liaise with multiple engineering departments to achieve a cross functional safety argument. Your work will include hazard identification, development of requirements and hazard analysis across the bow-tie making use of multiple safety techniques. This will be presented through a number of safety case reports which you will be required to produce and maintain.

This role will provide you with opportunity to undertake safety analysis and develop safety cases for an exciting product. There are opportunities for career development including specialist training where required and progression to senior positions within the team.

Training will be provided, depending on your level of safety engineering experience.

Your main responsibilities as a Safety Engineer will involve:

Developing, producing and maintaining the relevant analysis processes

Undertaking HAZID/HAZAN as required throughout the safety lifecycle

Producing/reviewing technical reports relating to the safety analysis

Liaising with the engineering teams relevant to CDH safety issues

Producing/reviewing safety case reports and federating multiple safety cases

Production of relevant safety plans and schedules for projects

Your skills and qualifications as a Safety Engineer:


Degree qualified in a relevant STEM discipline

Safety Engineering knowledge or experience gained from any of the following areas: systems safety, process safety, technical safety, product safety, nuclear safety or safety case.


Experience with fault trees/event trees

Experience with safety integrity levels

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent problem solver, with a good eye for detail. You will have the ability to work with a high level of accuracy, to ensure customer and programme requirements are achieved.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Relocation packages will be considered on a case by case basis, if required.

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.

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.

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.