Control and Function Safety Engineer

Location: Bristol, England Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Sector: Safety Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

Control and Function Safety Engineer
Bristol or Glasgow
Competitive Salary + Bonus and full Benefits Package.

Within this highly respected consultancy you will be part of an established team that support a variety of highly regulated and safety critical industries. They are currently working on process plant design projects, safety system assessments and obsolescence replacement projects in multiple sectors. These projects involve many aspects of control and functional safety lifecycle activities, from requirements capture to qualification.

The Control and Functional Safety Engineers undertake a range of projects across a number of sectors from manufacturing to civil nuclear sites and defence. The projects vary from small scoping and feasibility studies for modifications or upgrades to design of complex process plants including high integrity safety functions and advising on the development of safety critical systems.


The successful applicant will meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Electronics, Control Systems degree
  • Understanding 61508 - Standard for Safety Systems (or derivative)
  • CEng or working towards
  • Experience in one or more Regulated Industries such as:
    • Defence
    • Nuclear
    • Power Generation
    • Oil & Gas
    • Utilities (Water/Gas)
  • Demonstrable ability to manage and mentor junior engineers

Duties / tasks:

  • Safety Requirements capture and derivation
  • Design and Option Studies
  • System architecture design
  • Control philosophy and instrument selection
  • Safety system reliability assessment
  • SMART Instrument Substantiation
  • Document review / verification
  • Compliance assessment of processes and design artefacts against international and industry standards
  • Planning and execution of qualification programmes, hardware and software testing.

It is to your advantage if you have experience in:

  • TUV Functional Safety Certified Engineer (ideally)
  • Marine Platform Management (PMS)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (in Safety Applications)
  • SMART Instrument Substantiation / EMPHASIS
  • Alarm system design
  • Obsolescence management
  • Instrumentation selection
  • Experience of Regulatory Interface Meetings
  • AV2 Qualification

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here:

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