Principal Engineer - Product Safety Assurance

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Principal Engineer (ProductSafety Assurance)

Would you like to work within theEngineering Product Assurance Department (EPAD), a cross-functional team, influencinghow Product Safety is delivered within the business, our products and services throughall phases of Life Cycle Management?

We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer(Product Safety Assurance) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

Asa Principal Engineer you will be playing a key role in governance of ProductSafety across business functions and Product Safety assurance of products andservices, which includes the Astute and Dreadnought Class Submarines for theRoyal Navy. You will be liaising with other business functions and teams to delivercorporate and business Product Safety objectives.

Inthe EPAD Product Safety Assurance Team, you will be supported by and work withbusiness and submarine technical specialists in the delivery of ProductAssurance objectives. This role offers excellent career development and careerprogression opportunities.

Your mainresponsibilities as a Principal Engineer (Product Safety Assurance) include:

To work within the EPAD, providing Product Safetymanagement, design and analysis expertise in support of business objectives andproducts and services programmes

Reporting directly to the Engineering ManagerProduct Safety Assurance

Provision of coaching/mentoring and technical adviceto peers and junior members within the EPAD on Product Safety matters

To advise and recommend to the Engineering ManagerProduct Safety Assurance on the appropriate strategic direction and planningfor the department, on both Product Safety technical design and businessmatters

Delivery of corporate and business Product Safetyobjectives within the EPAD and the provision of specialist Product Safetyadvice to other business functions in the delivery of their corporate andbusiness Product Safety objectives. This is in the context of the fourprinciples of Product Safety – Accountability, Level of Safety, ConformingProduct and Learning & Sharing

Assist and deputise the Engineering Manager ProductSafety Assurance at key meetings and events

To provide assurance that the required levels ofsafety are delivered in our products & services throughout all phases ofLife Cycle Management

Delivery of independent Product Safety assuranceevidence through Life Cycle Management key hold points that products andservices conform to their design intent.Includes assurance at product and services, functional integration andsystem levels

Undertaking audits on the Maritime business and productsand services Product Safety Management Systems

Assist the EPAD Product Safety Assurance Team in thedelivery of Product Safety training across the business including ProductSafety Process 2.5 and I Keep Submarine Safe courses

Liaising with other business functions and teams toensure successful integration of Product Safety within business and productsand services processes

To identify and promote Learning & Sharingmatters related to Product Safety and provide assurance that Product Safety Learning& Sharing is considered and embodied across the business and products andservices

Yourskills and qualifications:


Demonstrableknowledge and experience of Product Safety delivery, including safety case productionand safety management activities, applied to maritime platforms or withincomparable safety critical industries

Applicationexperience of Life Cycle Management

Influencingpeople both orally and in writing

HonoursDegree in STEM related discipline or equivalent qualification or experience


Understandingof whole boat designs, functional interfaces, relationships and dependencies

Thoroughknowledge of submarine design Product Safety policies, standards and processes(Inc. DSA 02, JSP 430, Def Stan 0055 & 0056, Def Stan 02-207)

Understandingof Submarines business, including policies, processes and functional department'sinterfaces/dependencies

MScor working towards a Safety Engineering degree

ChartereredEngineer or in process of working towards

What we're lookingfor in you:

Youmust possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulatebusiness and technical Product Safety knowledge to a variety of stakeholders.You must be a self-starter and also have the ability to influence others,whilst putting forward clear, concise and credible reasoning to support judgements.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Benefits: Ouremployees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitivepension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed ShareIncentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexibleworking, an employee assistance programme,Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Someemployees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leadingglobal defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edgeof technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customersin over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safelydelivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy withits largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We areresponsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of thesestate-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, eachweighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguardclass of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to theRoyal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnoughtis widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineeringchallenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton,Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employingthe best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of somethingimportant; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer.We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from allbackgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, includingwomen, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use anypersonal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAESystems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factorsincluding your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/oryour place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for theorganisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive,we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply asearly as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAESystems.