Senior Product Safety Engineer (Typhoon Support)

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Senior Safety Engineer

We have an opportunity for two skilled and motivated individuals to join a strong and growing team of design Safety Engineers on the Typhoon Programme.

Our work is vital to our customers and our business. We are responsible for ensuring that Typhoon Customers around the world are provided with the products and services they need to maintain and operate their aircraft safely.

The working environment is dynamic and the work both challenging and rewarding. You will work with multi-disciplined Engineering Teams from across this Business and be part of a strong community of Safety Practitioners in the Air Sector of our Organisation.

This role offers excellent Continuous Professional Development opportunities and the potential for career progression in the wider Business. You will supported every step of the way on your career journey at BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Product Safety Engineer will include:

Hazard identification, analysis and management

Safety risk assessment, using a variety of qualitative safety assessment techniques

Safety justifications/safety reporting, using Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)

Through-life product safety assurance

Development, implementation and continuous improvement of our Safety Management System

As a Subject Matter Expert, you will also provide advice on safety matters to Technical Managers and other stakeholders in our business.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in and develop continuous improvement initiatives.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • You will have engineering experience in the aviation or defence sector (other high-hazard/safety-critical industries will also be considered)
  • You will be familiar with a variety of safety and risk assessment techniques, such as Hazard Identification (HAZID), Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs), Health hazard analysis (HHA), Operating & Support Hazard Analysis (O&SHA), Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Bowtie risk modelling.
  • An understanding of the ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practicable) principle would be advantageous.
  • You will have excellent report-writing skills
  • You will hold a Degree in a STEM subject or have equivalent relevant experience

What we're looking for in you:

  • Strong problem solving skills – we often have to respond quickly and decisively to changes and challenges
  • A positive, can-do attitude – you will be someone that constructively challenges the norms and looks for ways to continuously improve the way we work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Location: Home-based at present, usually located at Warton. We are open to discussions around flexible working arrangements.

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.

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If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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.