2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job title: Product Safety Engineer

Location: Cowes, Great Baddow or Broad Oak. 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 £62,110 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of how to assure products are acceptably safe, often from the first principles of safety engineering
  • Supporting across our Products portfolio of Radar, Simulation & Training, Torpedoes, Mine Neutralisers and Autonomous Systems
  • Developing efficient yet effective safety arguments for technically complex products
  • Providing credible advice and guidance to project teams on Product Safety matters, ensuring that safety considerations are an integral part of the design process, taking cognisance of the whole product lifecycle
  • Ensuring project compliance with applicable UK and international legislation and standards in particular, but not limited to, compliance with Def Stan 00-056, DSA02-DMR and other Ministry of Defence procedures
  • Deploying the latest thinking from across industry and academia to support new cutting-edge work on the safety of future product designs, including active work moving into the Model Based Safety Assurance arena
  • Be expected to contribute to the Business’s policy and culture of continuous process improvement, in particular Safety process improvement initiatives

Your skills and experiences:

  • Hold Engineering/Systems/Safety degree or equivalent that supports or is working towards IEng status;
  • Clear understanding of safety engineering & assurance principles
  • Knowledge of relevant safety legislation & standards
  • Experienced and qualified engineers from other disciplines who display the correct behaviours and have an understanding of safety engineering, will actively be considered for this role
  • An understanding of product development and delivery lifecycles


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 Torpedo Support Product Safety & Environmental team:

Our Product portfolio consists of a diverse range of highly complex state-of-the-art systems, from the latest Radar technology to underwater warfare assets containing OME products. The team you would become part of develop the arguments, from first principles of safety engineering, to ensure those products are ALARP and remain so through their entire life, compliant with relevant safety policies and standards. As a member of this team, you will be supporting the assurance cases of a product family in one of our sectors, either Radar, Underwater Warfare or Simulation and Training. In addition to assuring the products we develop you may also be responsible for the assurance of the test and support equipment used during the development, servicing and maintenance of them.

What we’re looking for in you:

You will have an effective approach to maintaining business and product integrity coupled with the ability to communicate appropriately throughout the business and customer communities. You will also have the ability to work efficiently to timescales, coordinating tasks where necessary, whilst building and maintaining positive relationships.

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: 18th 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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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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