Principal Engineer - Product Safety

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Job Title: Principal Engineer - Product Safety Engineering

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

Salary - Circa £55,000

What you'll be doing:

As the Principal Engineer - Product Safety Engineering you have the opportunity to work within the Dreadnought programme on highly complex systems within the Submarine. You will be responsible for the governance of safety analysis and assessment activities, Assurant to process approvals, able to provide feedback and constructive criticism when there are problematic areas that need to be addressed. You will also be required to educate wider areas of the business to ensure the team are adhering to policies.

Your skills and experiences:


  • Chartered Engineer or working toward chartership or equivalent experience
  • Experienced in Industrial Controls Systems
  • TUV Functional Safety Expert
  • Experienced on both software and hardware
  • IEC 61508 or IEC 61511


  • Strong knowledge of Cyber Safety
  • Understanding of Defence Standards
  • Previous experience with the Defence Industry (E.g MoD)
  • Submarine Engineering experience (Naval or Industry)


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 Product Safety Team:

As part of the Product Safety Team working in 2 areas of Delivery Process and Governance Process you will be supporting team and we move to the next critical step of the project to help deliver product safety ready for the build phase. You will be exposed to new technologies throughout the build process whilst modifying existing technologies to accommodate todays build.

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.

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: 24th April 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.

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