Senior Safety Engineer
10th Jun, 2024 Read time 4 minutes

Senior Safety Engineer

Location: Warton
Last Updated: 10th June 2024

Full Job Description

Job title: Senior Safety Engineer

Location: Warton

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

Salary: £45,326 – £49,834

What you’ll be doing:

  • Evaluating Aircraft / System / Sub-System and Support Products / Goods design safety in support of Safety Qualification / Certification requirements definition and verification (Design Certification) throughout the Product lifecycle (Concept to Qualification / Product Acceptance) e.g. Preliminary Hazard List (PHL), Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), System / Sub-System / Equipment Hazard Analysis (HA), Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP) and System Safety Assessment Report (SSAR)
  • Generating, updating and reviewing Aircraft, System and Sub-System System Safety Assessment Reports in support of the certification process or provision of inputs to partner companies e.g. System Safety Assessment Report (SSAR) / Hazard Analysis (HA) generation, inclusive of generating supporting Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA).
  • Generating, updating and reviewing Aircraft Zonal Hazard Analysis Reports (ZHAs) in support of the certification process or provision of inputs to partner companies
  • Maintaining and updating the Platform and Support Product hazard logs
  • Generating Support Products / Goods safety assessments and design safety justifications
  • Reviewing Platform / Support Products certification evidence (inc. associated qualification evidence) and generating safety certification arguments / justifications to assert that the Platform / Support Products design is acceptability safe in support of the certification process
  • Ensuring safety engineering evidence supports acceptable Safety Certification of the product design
  • Ensuring that Certification evidence supports achievement of an acceptable level of product design safety
  • Preparing safety certification material in support of the Project (internal), partner company and customer safety and certification reviews as necessary
  • Undertake Weapon Platform emergent issue risk assessments, and support the Typhoon Platform System / Sub-System areas and Support Products system design responsible areas undertake emergent issue risk assessments, in support of Continued Airworthiness a Through Life product safety

Your skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge and experience in Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering, Systems or Mechanical engineering and Safety Engineering in a Military Airborne Platform design environment is essential
  • Working knowledge and experience of Safety standards e.g. UK Regulatory Framework, Def-Stan 00-55 / 00-56, Mil-Std-882, DO-178, DO-254, ARP 4754, ARP 4761, EN 61508
  • Working knowledge and experience of Safety toolsets e.g. Fault Tree Analysis +, Reliability Workbench, Goal Structured Notation (GSN)
  • An ideal candidate would be highly self-motivated and analytical with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to engage with Senior technical and engineering leaders within the business and Senior external and Partner stakeholders
  • Ability to lead out and influence on the technical aspects and acceptability of Product Safety in a through-life capacity
  • Excellent problem-solving skills are essential, as is the ability to work within a high pressure and fast-paced environment
  • You will have an HND/HNC/Degree or equivalent in Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering, or some other comparable Engineering discipline. Alternatively, relevant experience may be considered in lieu of qualifications


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 Weapon Systems Engineering Safety team:

The Senior Safety Engineer (WSE Safety) is responsible, for the delivery of the various safety artefacts associated with the Air Platform (Aircraft) and Support Products / Goods deliverables throughout the lifecycle of the TYPHOON product.

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: 20th 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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