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Principal Product Safety Engineer in Portsmouth, Hampshire


Portsmouth, Hampshire


£60000 - £65500.00 per annum



Product Safety Engineer
Permanent Role
Hampshire - Travel involved (If wanted)

As a Product Safety Engineer, you will not only collaborate with world-leading experts across the company, but build an impressive network within organisations like the Ministry of Defence and TDW.
Your work will make a difference in the world as you support the assurance cases of all in-service variants of both our Heavyweight and Lightweight torpedoes. In addition to assuring the torpedoes, you may also lead on the assurance of the test and support equipment used during the development, servicing, and maintenance of the weapons.

What you'll be doing:
Being seen as the main focal point for the Product Safety Assurance of the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo during its life in-service. Providing credible advice and guidance to the wider business and external stakeholders, notably our MOD customer
Ensuring that safety considerations are an integral part of the design process and take cognisance of the whole product lifecycle
Maintaining and managing the implementation of the Project Safety Management System for the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo in Service. Evolving it where appropriate to ensure that product safety can be managed in a cost-effective manner
Being capable of resolving a range of Product Safety engineering issues and problems, compiling technical reports, and accompanying presentations
Cultivating the safety arguments for the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo, employing all required facets of the product safety lifecycle
Ensuring that the standards of Product Safety defined by statutory, business and customer requirements are observed in the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo (e.g., DSA03-OME, Def Stan 00-056)
Leading and developing a team of Product Safety Engineers, some of them Senior Engineers

Your skills and experiences:
Hold acknowledged competency in the specialised field of Product Safety Engineering, with a demonstrable and successful track record of delivering a Product Safety Management System (PSMS) within a complex system environment
Hold significant/relevant knowledge of applicable legislation and standards (e.g., HASAWA, COSHH, REACh, BS EN 61508, Def Stan 00-056, Def Stan 00-055 etc.)
Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering/Systems/Safety discipline, Hold CEng, or equivalent experience to be able to achieve it, in the short-term
Be a recognised member of a relevant industry wide body, e.g., SCSC, SaRS, IET, IMechE etc
Ship Safety and Environmental Management Training (SEMT) qualification is desirable, but not essential. Support to achieve this qualification can be offered in role.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 121856_1703152838
Date posted 21 December 2023

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