Senior Engineer - Product Safety


Job summary

BAE Systems
£50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job title: Senior Engineer - Product Safety

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

Salary: Up to £52,000 depending on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Working with the Warship Technical Authority (WTA) teams and In-Service Support teams to provide Safety & Environmental input to the effect on Safety Case Reports, Hazards and Risks associated with engineering change on RN Warships
  • To ensure project compliance with UK and International Legislation, DSA02 and other MOD procedures
  • Complete and oversee the delivery of Safety assessment and management tasks, both internally and externally
  • Attend, and represent Class Safety Leads when required, at Design Reviews, Hazard Identification / Risk Assessment Workshops
  • Participate as required in developing, maintaining, and modifying Maritime Services Product Safety & Environmental governance documentation, including Policy, Framework and Processes
  • Keep up to date with Safety & Environmental legislation and advise colleagues, stakeholders (and where appropriate the business), of compliance requirements
  • Review and respond to any safety related engineering queries raised as a result of capability insertion and maintenance engineering activities
  • Make Safety & Environmental management decisions within own sphere of responsibility

Your skills and experiences:


  • Engineering qualifications at HNC/HND/Degree level or demonstrable experience in a similarly regulated industry (Maritime/Rail/Oil/Gas)
  • Demonstrable experience of Safety & Environmental management within the maritime domain
  • Good understanding and experience of application of a range of common Safety & Environmental management tools, techniques, and practices


  • Ship Safety & Environmental Management Training (SSEMT) qualified or ability to gain the qualification in the short-term
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Articulate, with sound written and verbal communication skills in informal and formal settings


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 Asset Management - Product Safety & Environment Team:

As a Maritime Services Warship Technical Authority (WTA) Senior Engineer - Product Safety you will be part of a hub of Safety Engineers supporting the WTA team that provides engineering support to the UK Ministry of Defence for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 23 Frigates, Mine Counter Measure Hunt Class vessels and Type 45 Destroyers. Support includes all aspects of waterfront support, including maintenance & upkeep, as well as the introduction of new capability. You will be deployed by the Warship Support Safety Engineering Team Lead to support specific safety engineering tasks as required by the respective WTA Class Safety Leads. This is an exciting new opportunity and there will be opportunities of progression and growth across the Asset Management team, for which the WTA are part of supporting a range of Engineering Projects in BAE Systems Maritime Services.

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: 12th June 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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