Principal Engineer - Site Safety Case (Author)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Principal Engineer - Site Safety Case (Author)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Broadoak, Weymouth, or Brough (Hybrid working with occasional travel to Barrow-in-Furness when required)

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: Up to £60,000

What you’ll be doing:

  • Deterministic nuclear safety assessment for build and commission of Dreadnought and future class submarines
  • Authoring of nuclear safety cases including results of deterministic and probabilistic analyses of the submarine build and commission activities
  • ALARP assessments of new and legacy facilities and equipment
  • Definition, agreement, and implementation of safety case requirements
  • Potential line management and development responsibilities for less senior team-members
  • Management of internal and external interfaces, such as Engineering Authorities, Human Factors, regulatory bodies, MOD

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline (engineering or physical sciences)
  • Previous experience in safety analysis and safety case production for high hazard industries


  • Chartered engineer (or actively working toward this) desirable.
  • Previous experience working for a nuclear site and/or on the submarine programme
  • Some relevant nuclear and/or safety degree programmes at these universities: Heriot-Watt, Aberdeen, Cranfield, Strathclyde, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham


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 leave incentive.

The Site Safety team:

The site safety case team is currently around 30 strong and is growing and developing as we undertake the Dreadnought and Site Redevelopment Programmes. We are currently producing cases covering Astute and Dreadnought build and commission and have responsibility for Periodic Review of Safety.

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.


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