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Product Safety Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £77.10 per hour

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Product Safety Engineer

The role will be an initial 12 month contract

Key Responsibilities

Producing pre-bid product safety & environmental assessments to inform the risks associated with the project

Producing safety & environmental management plans

Developing safety & environmental arguments for complex systems (including software) sometimes from first principles

Selecting and executing the most appropriate and recognised hazard identification, analysis and risk classification / reduction techniques

Developing Hazard Logs using SMARTer

Key skills & qualifications


HNC/HND or equivalent qualification or experience in Engineering

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • System safety/ product safety
  • Naval operator/maintainer background within Weapons

Experience of working with multiple project stakeholders at various levels

An awareness of legislation, standards, processes and tools used in safety and environmental engineering


Experience working within a Ministry of Defence/Royal Naval environment

Product safety or systems safety experience gained from a complex engineering environment

Understanding of MoD safety management activities and processes, e.g. DSA01.1, DSA02.DLSR, DEF STAN 00-051, 00-055, 00-056 and the ALARP process

The ability to carry out and analyse results of studies such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Mode Effects & Critical Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), to gather evidence to support the production of a safety case

Experience in conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56

Exposure to IEC 61508 (Functional Safety of electrical / electronic / programmable electronic safety-related systems)

An understanding of the BowTie methodology and ability to produce BowTie diagrams

An understanding of Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £77.10 / per hour

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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