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Lead Safety Engineer

Location: England Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Safety Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

We are actively recruiting for a Lead Safety Engineer on behalf of a major Aerospace and Defence industry leader with a global footprint. This is a brand name in aerospace and aviation that offers a secure workplace, exciting projects at the leading edge of technology and an environment surrounded by likeminded experts in their fields.

This new role will see you undertake development and in-service System Safety activities in a Lead position to support the UK MoD.


  • Take a lead position on System Safety artefacts and associated documentation in accordance with UK MOD Safety Policy.
  • Be fully conversant with Defence Standard 00-56:
    • Safety Management Plans
    • Safety assessments for safety related data and information systems and the selection and application of appropriate software safety techniques.
    • Hazard Identification and Analysis including: Functional Failure Analysis
    • Hazard Logs using the CASSANDRA or other Hazard Log tools.
    • Safety Cases, Safety Case Reports for products and services
    • Safety Arguments using Claims, Argument Evidence and Goal Structuring Notation using the Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment.
  • Ensure close liaison, through proactive lead behavior, with colleagues, customer and supplier technical disciplines to ensure appropriate evidence is available to support the Safety Cases.
  • Proactively support customer and supplier safety meetings and chair System Safety Working Groups

Assist and lead on programme planning and support for safety engineering activities:

  • Safety programme scoping and planning
  • Resource workload setting
  • Support new bids and proposals

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience leading and developing Safety Assessments for MoD.
  • Previous industry Safety Engineering experience in the application of MoD Safety Policy and Def Stan 00-056.
  • Understanding and experience of applying safety techniques to safety related data and information systems.
  • Experience developing Safety Cases for information systems and Safety Cases for Services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead on the planning of work, and develop/use meaningful metrics to evaluate safety status and provide performance visibility.
  • Able to effectively identify and execute opportunities to improve strategies, processes and project plans.
  • Experience of developing resource workload plans and schedules.
  • Experience of providing safety support into bids and proposals.
  • The candidate should possess strong communication skills, technical competency, and skills with project management concepts/tools.

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Engineering OR equivalent work experience in Safety Engineering
  • Trained in System Safety or significant work experience.
  • Experience with the use of common safety tools, CASSANDRA, Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment.
  • The role will have significant UK MoD interface and therefore a person who is diplomatic and professional is desirable.

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