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WTA Product Safety Principal Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Hunt Class Safety Engineer

Location: Portsmouth, 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 £ 55,800, dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Point of contact for Hunt Class Engineers and bring expertise to safety related issues
  • Supporting design change and design related activities to ensure new capability is integrated safely
  • Dealing with engineering challenges to ensure ships remain safe to operate.
  • Providing credible advice and guidance to project teams and our MOD customer on product safety issues
  • Analysing product safety using recognised good practice
  • Managing the safety and environmental output for Hunt class

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree, or equivalent experience, in STEM discipline
  • Clear understanding of safety engineering and assurance principles
  • Strong stakeholder management and diplomacy skills
  • Knowledge of relevant safety and Engineering legislation and standards


  • Regulatory framework training, such as, Ship Safety and Environmental Management Training (SEMT) or their predecessors (SSMT/SSMO)


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 Asset Management team:

You will be a key part of the Hunt Warship Technical Authority which comprises a team of engineers covering several engineering disciplines. The Hunt Class are part of Asset Management, which also include support for QEC, T45, T23 and CLS. You will work across these multiple classes to share best practice in order to drive operation excellence.

Although no line management duties, this role has an opportunity to gain experience in resourcing management.

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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