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BAE Systems

Nuclear Safety Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Rockville, Maryland, United States

Job Description

BAE Systems provides expert systems engineering, integration, and sustainment services for the Navy's Strategic Systems Program.

Do you have a passion for working on emerging technologies? Are you looking for a growth opportunity where you can contribute to a very significant mission?

As we enter a new era of Strategic Weapons Systems, our vision is to be the leading systems integrator and preferred provider of complex services and solutions for the Navy's Strategic Weapons Systems in support of the sea-launched nuclear deterrent mission.

BAE Systems has an exciting opportunity with an immediate need for a Nuclear Safety Engineer with some experience in safety and the evaluation of multidiscipline technical programs, collaborating across multiple design and customer entities. This key role is for our Systems Integration and Engineering Support Services contract, supporting the D5 TRIDENT Strategic Weapon System for the Strategic Systems Program (SSP) Office Safety Programs. This role will require the individual to work independently and in a team environment, provide sound and strategic advice to the customer, and guidance to a section of systems safety engineers on safety program execution.

The successful candidate will be adept at understanding system level safety engineering philosophies and schedules, and have the ability to plan and direct the technical execution of weapon system safety functions.

The successful candidate will be able to synthesize information for alternative safety strategies for current and future platforms and weapon systems, and work with a section of engineers to formulate and implement safety strategies.

The successful candidate will be adept at preparing for and presenting at design reviews, performing safety requirements analysis, providing safety assessments, and develop an understanding of the associated system level design safety requirements. The candidate will also be adept at identifying risks to the program, and comfortable performing risk assessment and have the judgement to know when to elevate risks.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years of related professional work experience.
  1. Knowledge of Nuclear Safety Engineering principles throughout all phases of a complex systems life cycle
  2. Demonstrated experience in Nuclear Safety methodologies
  3. Experience preparing for and leading design reviews or customer meetings
  4. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  5. Demonstrated ability to establish a strong, positive customer relationship
  6. Ability to interact with, and effectively present information to employees and management
  7. Proficiency with MS Office and MS Project
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Experience within the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Office, and the Trident II D5 Strategic Weapon System (SWS).

Experience with DoD nuclear weapons systems

U.S. Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile experience or experience with Nuclear Reactor Programs

Ability to engage with SSP Weapon System Safety and Technical Branches and BAE Systems Leadership

Experience with Model Based Engineering, MagicDraw, Cameo Collaborator, Teamwork cloud and SysML

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.