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Product Safety Summer Internship

Job description

As a Product Safety Engineer you will be working in a team containing some of the country’s leading experts in the field of Safety Engineering and working on one of the most complex and high profile Safety Cases in the United Kingdom. You will be embarking upon a career which is intellectually demanding, stimulating and challenging, a career which will equip you with highly sought after expertise and a career which is ample with opportunities.



The Product Safety Team is responsible for producing the argument that the country’s future nuclear deterrent is acceptably safe. To better illustrate the scale of this task, the team is responsible for demonstrating that a platform, which contains a nuclear power plant, which carries nuclear weapons and other munitions and explosives, which spends the majority of its life in a corrosive environment and accommodates a crew of 100 people is acceptably safe.

The team is also involved in providing support to the Astute Class Safety Case as well as other projects.

The activities involved in constructing a Safety Case for a Nuclear Submarine are complex and wide ranging. A Product Safety Engineer can expect to be involved in activities regarding Safety Case architecture as well as detailed Safety Analysis of the engineering design using tools such as Hazard Identification, Fault Tree Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Event Tree Analysis and many others.

The role of a Safety Engineer requires a unique mind-set in which the question to be answered is not how does it work, but how does it fail. To do this you will acquire an in depth understanding of the engineering design. This is a role which requires relentless intellectual effort in which subjective questions must be answered with a compelling argument supported by a body of evidence. Questions such as how can this piece of equipment or function fail, what would happen if it were to fail, what would be the consequence of its failure, how often will it fail, what safety measures are in place in the event of its failure, how often will the failure result in an accident, what is the risk associated with this failure, is the risk acceptable, has the risk been reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practicable.

Security / export control statement
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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity and inclusion statement
We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

Every placement will be challenging, exciting and inspiring.

What we are looking for

All roles within Maritime - Submarines are restricted to British citizens who do not hold dual nationality. Unfortunately, if you do not meet these criteria it will not be possible to take your application any further. This does not, however, exclude you from working for other parts of the BAE Systems organisation and further information regarding potential roles can be found at http://www.baesystems.com/careers-rzz/careers-in-the-uk

Qualifications

To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in a STEM subject for our graduate scheme. In addition, you must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • transport engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • geology and geographical science
  • mechanical engineering
  • materials science
  • accounting and finance
  • sports science
  • engineering management
  • civil engineering and construction
  • environmental science and ecology

Additional job details

Location
Barrow-in-Furness
Salary
Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 2 September 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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