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Principal Engineer - Product Safety

BAE Systems
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Engineering & Manufacturing
Full Time
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Job Title: Principal Engineer - Safety & Environmental Engineering (Product Safety)

Location: Barrow-In-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you'll be doing:

    Undertake technical/design reviews, provide technical direction to engineersArticulate, define and document subject expertise, approaches and standards in order to extend business knowledge baseSupporting the development of individuals and teams to enhance skills and competencies, such that technical capability objectives are fully achievedDefine the qualification obligations for the assurance hold points during build, test and commissioning, and providing assurance to the Design Authority as to the adequacy and robustness of the Safety Case and supporting documentationUndertake functional design and/or provide qualification and evidence for acceptance, fitness for purpose, legislative requirements, and safetyObtain confirmation beyond reasonable doubt by review, surveillance and audit that those assumptions, underpinning engineering data, analysis methodologies, and interpretation of results have been validatedLiaise with both internal and external stakeholders as required ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriate and agreed
Your skills and experiences:


    A detailed and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principals relating to an area within an engineering disciplineSignificant experience and able to apply knowledge to a wide range of engineering issues within own discipline and other engineering disciplinesCEng level or equivalent level of capability

    Experience within a team, project or discipline, recognised by others as a source of authoritative knowledge and is sought out for advice and mentoringKnowledge within the Submarine or defence industryKnowledge of Design, Manufacturing, assembly, Commissioning and testing submarines lifecycle phases

You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Safety & Environmental team:

You will have the opportunity to work within a team of engineers and technical specialists to help us design, develop, integrate, manage, and support complex systems and combat sub-systems for in service and future submarines.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, who are BAE Systems employees and have been in their current role for 12 months or longer.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation

Closing Date: 1st May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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