Principal System Safety Engineer

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Principal Safety Engineer

Would you like to join an organisation that supports 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. We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Safety Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Principal Safety Engineer, you will be responsible for applying a depth of functional safety knowledge, skill and experience to support and advise project Technical Authorities in the design and integration of complex systems. You will be engaging with customer representatives, certification authorities and suppliers on product safety and compliance issues related to the projects and products supplied by E&DS.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work in the Engineering and Digital Services group (E&DS) which is seeing an increase in demand for their products in both the UK and international markets. The group is newly formed and therefore the role will be able to influence the ways of working for the development and growth of the teams that make up E&DS.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Safety Engineer will involve:

Supporting Technical Authorities for the conduct of functional and non-functional safety/hazard analysis

Producing high quality technical safety reports

Supporting the Technical Authorities to complete design reviews and phase reviews as required by BAE Systems Life Cycle Management policy

Supporting the projects in understanding all specific product safety compliance requirements for their product type in new UK and international markets outside of the MOD defence domain

Planning, preparing and chairing product safety analysis meetings using a range of product safety analysis techniques

Ensuring regular contact with Engineering & Digital Services (E&DS) Technical Authorities on the compilation of evidence to support design certification, ensuring that product safety requirements are met and documented

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Safety Engineer:

Knowledge and experience in conducting functional safety/hazard analysis using a model-based systems approach

Knowledge and experience in non-functional hazard analysis tools and techniques

Knowledge and experience in the decomposition of Safety Functional Requirements

Knowledge and experience in setting safety functional and non-functional requirements for suppliers

Understand the general process for product design certification from a product safety and compliance perspective

Familiar with the use of various HAZID (Hazard Identification) techniques, including HAZOP (Hazard & Operability Study), SWIFT (Structured What IF Techniques), Bow Tie analysis

Familiar with use of functional safety assessment techniques, such as FMEA/FMECA (Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis), FTA, (Fault Tree Analysis) and ETA (Event Tree Analysis)

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You will have good stakeholder management skills both internal and external and be able to influence as and when required. You will have the ability to drive and deliver results and be able to work as a team to make decisions.

Location: Portsmouth

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.

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.