The Safety Engineer will generate Safety Cases for various programmes and projects as required. Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems. Independently analyses and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards. Develops safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements. Performs audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness of system safety program. Participates in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions. Evaluates the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program.
Specific Job Description
Evolve / review safety designs for products, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishment of safety requirements for assigned systems
Experience of Ordnance
Focus on directing members of the team to meet critical schedules, resolution of complex technical and operational performance problems.
Participation within projects in establishing the content and degree of support required for each Project.
Development of acceptable risk criteria from first principles
development of Independent analysis and mitigation identification to control or eliminate hazards
development of definition and deliver hazard identification and hazard analysis requirements using appropriate hazard analysis types and techniques
development and delivery of appropriate ALARP strategies
development and delivery of safety management of potentially hazardous trials
development and delivery of safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements
Participate in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions
Evaluate the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program
Required skills, qualifications and experience
Qualified to degree or equivalent standard in an engineering subject or equivalent experience/combined education with professional experience; or professional experience with a related Masters degree.
Proven experience in a safety-associated role, preferably in a defence related industry. That experience to include the determination and allocation of SILs.
Detailed understanding and experience of UK, US and EEC Safety Legislation.
Fully familiar with the relevant Joint Service Publications and Defence Standards associated with safety assessment of defence equipment.
Experience with IT based toolsets common to the system safety discipline.
Competent in the use of MS-Office applications.
The role will require the candidate to have good verbal and written skills.
Desired skills, qualifications and experience
Implementation of IEC61508.
Experience in the safety management of OME products.
Working knowledge and understanding of the UK MoD Design Certification and clearance process.
Professionally Registered ideally at Chartered Status