Principal Engineer – Safety (Programmable Elements)

Weymouth

Submarines

Engineering

Experienced professionals

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Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer – Safety (Programmable Elements)

Location: Weymouth, Frimley, Broad Oak, Filton. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Conducting Programmable Elements Safety Engineering Activities, such as PHA, FTA and PSSA/SSA in support of the Combat System Design Safety Justification and Whole Boat Safety Case
  • Determining the causes of: Systematic Programmable Elements Safety failures, Common cause analysis
  • Defining and monitoring Programmable Elements Safety Requirements and compliance with CASS TOES
  • Organising and contributing to Hazard Identification workshops and Safety Committee meetings
  • The integration/acceptance of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) products
  • Engaging with third parties, such as equipment or system suppliers, to review and gather supporting Programmable Elements Safety evidence in accordance with Def Stan 00-055
  • Reporting the progress of Programmable Elements Safety Engineering activities at Project and Programme reviews
  • Working within an established Safety Management System you will bring your expertise and experience to make recommendations for improvements

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience in Programmable Elements Safety Engineering and activities contributing to the production of Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) allocation documents in order to develop Preliminary system safety assessment (PSSA) System Safety Assessment (SSA)
  • Able to demonstrate experience in understanding safety of systems with Programmable Elements in accordance with Def Stan 00-055, Def Stan 00-056
  • Experience in Safety Engineering and Programmable Elements Safety Requirements in accordance with IEC/BS EN 61508 in defence domain
  • Able to demonstrate competence in rigour of Software Development Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Design Assurance Level (DAL) depending on industry experience 

Desirable:

  • Relevant engineering qualification such as BEng/ MEng or equivalent experience
  • Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer or working towards

Benefits: 

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 Programmable Elements team: 

Would you like to apply your Programmable Elements Safety Engineering knowledge and expertise to the design of cutting-edge systems for the UK’s future submarine fleet? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Programmable Elements Safety Engineer to join the Integrated Combat Systems team based in a variety of locations in the UK. The Combat System encompasses the submarine’s ‘fight capability’.  This includes its ability to carry out all submarine Activities whilst submerged and remaining undetected by other parties. As a Principal Engineer – Safety (Programmable Elements), you will be carrying out a range of Programmable Elements Safety Engineering activities and analysis on all areas of the combat system, including navigation, command and control, and communication systems. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarine roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. 

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: 4th 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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