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Principal Safety Engineer



Onsite or Hybrid: 

Principal Safety Engineer


  • Agile work environment – Located anywhere within Australia.
  • Hold a strategic role and contribute to growth.
  • Full time position, Part time 0.8 FTE considered.



About the Role:
Reporting to the Engineering Manager Product Safety, the Principal Safety Engineer will join the Product Integrity Function and will support management of the Product Safety System across Australasia. In particular, the role seeks to develop and implement Safety Engineering standards within Babcock Australasia as part of its System Engineering capability.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Lead the development and management of the safety engineering capability, encompassing our people, processes, tools and data, to meet the current and future needs of Babcock Australasia across all of our products.
  • Lead the development and implementation of plans and procedures to ensure that the products (goods and services) we provide to our customers are safe.
  • Monitor the maturity and health of safety systems.
  • Apply knowledge and experience to guide, produce and review technical solutions and documentation that enable safety engineering.
  • Carry out technical investigations and analysis to provide data for problem assessment/resolution and process improvements.
  • Deliver and monitor assigned tasks and projects ensuring requirements are delivered to time, quality and cost objectives.
  • Ensure capability and project risks for safety engineering are communicated appropriately to relevant stakeholders and leadership.



About you


As an experienced safety engineer, you welcome the opportunity to establish and improve systems of work for your fellow safety engineers and to enable them to deliver the best possible product. Ideally, you have experience with System Safety Standards (such as MIL-STD-882E and DEF-STAN 00-056) which equips you to develop and implement Safety Engineering plans, procedures, analyses and reports, and to assess the maturity and health of safety programs. You have demonstrated the ability to define and implement safety engineering requirements effectively and pragmatically. You appreciate the importance of relationships and networks to achieving your goals. Your communication skills, detail focus, and initiative have helped you to succeed in the past, and you look forward to contributing to a supportive culture of continuous improvement.

You hold an accredited (Under Washington Accord) Bachelor of Engineering Degree and are eligible to obtain Professional Engineer membership through a recognised body.

If this role interests you but you don't fulfil every criterion, we still encourage you to apply.



Your future at Babcock – what we offer you


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave.
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave.
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan.
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days.
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


Who we are:

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


If you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.



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