Engineer (Site Safety Case)

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Engineer (Site Safety Case)

Would you like to play a key role in the development of a nuclear safety case? We currently have a vacancy for a Safety Case Engineer to work at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

The position offers a real development opportunity in a team producing the Nuclear Site Safety Case for a licenced and authorised Company constructing, installing and commissioning naval nuclear reactors. The Site Safety Case team, and the Business overall, is undergoing growth and expansion; as such the opportunity to make a positive contribution will be available from the outset.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer – Safety Case will involve:

  • Undertake safety analyses to support production of the Nuclear Site Safety Case using techniques such as Hazard and Operability Studies, Fault Tree Analysis, Functional Breakdown, Fault Schedule production and derivation of Safety Functional Requirements.
  • Deliver Nuclear Site Safety documentation in accordance with relevant project and programme plans.
  • Present clear and concise safety documentation for review, assessment and acceptance by the Licensee and relevant regulatory authorities in a timely manner.
  • Provide information to stakeholders to support the implementation of the Site Safety Case.
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders, including Design Authorities, Construction Teams and Regulatory Authorities, as required by their scope of work.
  • Produce and maintain all Site Safety Case documentation in accordance with departmental Process Instructions and User Guides as detailed in the Safety Management System.
  • Assist with Independent Peer Review of Site Safety Case documentation in accordance with departmental Process Instructions.
  • Support line management in providing representation on behalf of BAE SYSTEMS Submarines to external discussions on nuclear safety issues.

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineer – Safety Case:


Degree qualified (or graduating this year) in an Engineering or Physical Sciences discipline

Experience of working as part of an engineering team/project


Previous experience in safety engineering or safety case production environment

Experience in stakeholder management

Awareness of modern standards nuclear safety cases would be advantageous

Knowledge and understanding of Submarine reactor production or operation

What we're looking for in you:

Logical and problem solving abilities. Strong written and verbal communication skills.Must be proficient in the use of MS Office packages.Must have a good attention to detail. Must be able to be organised and efficient, with the ability to work as part of a team and on their own.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.