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Principal Safety Engineer - Safety & Environmental Engineering

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  • Location

    Frimley, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Maritime Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £53.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Our client, BAE Systems are seeking Principal Safety Engineers to work on their Submarine programmes in Frimley.

The Principal Safety Engineer will carry out a range of Safety Engineering activities and analyses on all areas of the Submarine Combat System, including Navigation, Command and Control, and Communication systems. This work will contribute to the development and maintenance of Def Stan 00-56 safety cases, to demonstrate that the safety risks of operating the submarine are as low as reasonably practicable


Developing functional safety justifications for defence systems based on claims, argument and evidence

  • Organising and contributing to Hazard Identification workshops and Safety Committee meetings
  • Carrying out and analysing results of studies such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, to gather evidence to support the safety case
  • Engaging with third parties, such as equipment or system suppliers, to review and gather supporting safety case evidence
  • Production and maintenance of Safety Case documentation (plans, policies and reports) to support project milestones
  • Conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56
  • Determine and manage stakeholder requirements
  • Establish and maintain internal and external customer relationships
  • Manage customer expectations
  • Resolve customer queries and issues in areas of responsibility
  • Understand customer requirements
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Product safety management system
  • Safety assessment
  • Safety case and safety case report
  • Safety, HF and operability requirements capture and management

Demonstrable ability in safety engineering and activities contributing to the production of product safety cases

Broad knowledge of industry safety standards (such as Def Stan 00-56, IEC 61508 or similar)

Applicants should be able to demonstrate domain knowledge in at least one of the following:

  • Maritime Navigation
  • Command and Control Systems
  • Sonar Systems
  • Virtualised Networks
  • Radio Communications
  • Radar Systems
  • Underwater Weapons