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Principal Engineer - Product Safety

  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness District
  • Salary: £0.00 - 63.23 per hour + Umbrella
  • Job Type:Contract

Principal Engineer – Product Safety

Location: Barrow

Duration: 12-months

Rate: £63.23 Per Hour (UMBRELLA) Inside IR35

The Principal Engineer – Product Safety shall provide support to the Engineering Delivery Manager in the development, delivery and maintenance of the Project Product Safety Management System and Product Safety Case to ensure Products are safe to own and legal to operate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Derive and manage Product Safety requirements.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the Safety Management System.
  • Produce and manage Project Safety Management Plans.
  • Lead Product Safety hazard and risk identification, management and assessment activities.
  • Oversee the administration and management of the Project Hazard Log.
  • Influence the construction and delivery of the Project Safety Case including Safety Case reports.
  • Support the production of training material to support training delivery.
  • Lead engagement with internal and external customers, ensuring that their requirements are fully considered and adequately supported where appropriate and agreed.
  • Produce, present and articulate clear and logical technical safety arguments.
  • Complete peer reviews, checking, verification and assurance tasks to demonstrate the adequacy and robustness of the Safety Case and supporting documentation.
  • Oversee and peer review junior rules in the Product Safety team.

Proven Knowledge/Ability

  • Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Professional chartership or working towards.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of design, manufacturing, assembly, commissioning and testing submarines lifecycle phases.
  • Awareness of the challenges posed by the environment that the product will be exposed to.
  • The ability to analyse complex problems and identify the most critical issues.
  • Ability to interpret technical data and produce clear, logical and robust safety arguments.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Product Safety case production.
  • Hazard identification and management.
  • Production of Safety Management Plans.
  • Safety Management System development and maintenance including Process updates.


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).