Principal Engineer - Product Safety


Principal Engineer – Product Safety

Would you like to support and provide advice to the projects’ Technical Authorities including the generation of safety deliverables for both new and existing products? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer at our site in Glascoed.

As a Principal Engineer, you will beresponsible for ensuring that Munitions’ products comply with appropriate statutory, corporate and contractual safety requirements.You will carry out various activities to ensure that business and customer expectations are met in terms of achieving safety requirements against agreed milestones.

This role will provide you with the ability to develop a niche area within the organisation. This is a new role within Land UK so you will support with the development of product safety and be the subject matter expert for internal and external stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer will involve:

Support and advise the delegated authorities in the Design Organisation, in matters relating to product safety for projects and bids.

Lead or support reviews with the stakeholder community as appropriate.

Conduct incident investigations. Contribute to the management of the Data Recording and Corrective Action System(s) and other record-keeping systems.

Chair Engineering Safety and Environmental Review Panels (ESERPs) and other product safety related reviews.

Build, maintain and foster a strong product safety culture across the business. Support the delivery of improvement plans in this arena.

Potentially supervise a team involved in the generation of specific product safety deliverables, including sub-contractors and/or consultants.

Once accredited as a suitably qualified and/or experienced person, the role may be required to hold the following responsibilities:

    Delegated Authority for Product Safety for the products in the IDT domain.

      Assessor and potentially Chair of Life Cycle Management (LCM) reviews.

        Approver in the Engineering Change Management process, for matters relating to product safety.

          Internal auditor.

          Your skills and qualifications:


          A degree or equivalent qualification within a relevant engineering discipline. Experience will also be a consideration.

          Knowledge and experience in:

            Applying a range of techniques in conducting Hazard Identification and Analysis and Risk Assessment.

              Producing robust and compelling ALARP and safety arguments.

                The production and management of Hazard Logs

                  An understanding of safety aspects and completion of assessments for compliance against various UK and other legislation.

                  A proven track record of producing technical engineering reports.

                  An ability to define and contribute to the development of product safety capability, including the creation of PS related engineering training material.

                  An ability to lead the implementation of product safety best practices, potentially as a trainer.

                  An awareness of Process Safety, Product Environmental and Product Security matters.


                  Knowledge and experience in:

                    Deriving and setting safety criteria and requirements using UK MOD defence standards, in particular Def Stan 00-056 and DSA 03.OME (formerly JSP 520).

                      Applying safety management processes within Systems Engineering Lifecycles, such as the CADMID cycle and the Systems ‘V’ model.

                      What we're looking for in you:

                      You will have the ability to work as part of a project team and autonomously when required, you will be proactive, enthusiastic with your approach to work and excellent attention to detail. You will be analytical and have the ability to structure reasoned arguments whilst being methodical with good problem solving skills. Strong communication skills and stakeholders skills will support in your day to day activities and the ability to demonstrate sound and informed judgement.

                      Location: Glascoed

                      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.

                      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.

                      BAE Systems Land UK

                      Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

                      We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence, aerospace and security company.

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