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Product Safety Engineer

Job ID: R0102145 Location: Reading, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Product Safety Engineer

Are you an inquisitive individual that has a passion for Product Safety? Do you have an interest in Systems Engineering? Are you looking for your next challenge with the opportunity to work within a highly regarded team that will support with your learning and development? Then look no further …

What the role has to offer:

  • Interesting, diverse and challenging workload
  • Poses an excellent opportunity who wants to apply their personal attributes and work in a growing sector

About the team

An excellent opportunity has arisen for the role of Product Safety Engineer in the Thales UK Optronics & Missile Electronics (OME) organisation. This role will directly contribute to the on-going development of the Land, Naval and Air product and systems. You will work and collaborate with a diverse team of technical specialists with opportunity to work across a variety of products in the design, development and management of complex systems. You will also get the opportunity to collaborate with teams within the wider Business Unit and UK operations, providing a significant amount of opportunity for career progression and development.

Our Opportunity

We have an impactful and exciting opportunity for a Product Safety Engineer for Thales UK. The role requires someone with a confident, professional background across Systems Engineering, who can help support the business as it evolves.

We are looking for a talented individual who can take on a fast paced and varied role, working as a team, you your primary purpose of this role is to identify to the Safety Authority any concerns regarding the safety of a product, or the application of policies and processes.

The Successful individual will generate safety artefacts required to support the product safety argument, such as Safety & Environmental Management Plans, Hazard Logs and Safety & Environmental Case Reports.

About You

You will multi-task and prioritise without the requirement for regular direct supervision. You’ll have the ability to establish and meet deadlines. A proactive individual with excellent communication skills who can engage with all levels of stakeholders.

You will have the capability to work as a team player and take a calm, logical approach when reacting to the challenges we face, have the skill to work as a team player, able to listen, discuss solutions with other members of the team and have the willingness to learn.

With experience or formal qualification in Engineering, your extensive knowledge to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with high attention to detail will have covered fast paced and complex environments. Having Industry understanding or experience of the military, defence or maritime industries would be desirable.

What We Can Offer

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

Company Story

The future is full of challenges; each new change and technology will create situations no one has had to deal with before or even anticipated and it will happen at an even faster pace than today.

Our 3 priorities throughout the crisis remain constant:

  • To continue to protect all our employees’ health and financial wellbeing.
  • To safeguard the business and continue to deliver for our customers as best we can.
  • And, to ensure that Thales is best placed to recover quickly.


Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

If you are interested in this role, we would encourage you to have informal chat with the Talent Acquisition Partner.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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