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Principal Safety and Environmental Engineer

Location: Bristol, Bristol, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Safety Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 27 days ago

Principal Safety Engineer

Competitve Salary.
Locations available: Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Surrey, Barrow.

UK Passport Holders only due to military security clearances required.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Safety Engineer to work on the Combat System of the UK's submarine fleet.

As a Principal Safety Engineer, you will be carrying out a range of Safety Engineering activities and analyses on all areas of the combat system, including navigation, command and control, and communication systems. This work will contribute to the development and maintenance of Def Stan 00-56 safety cases.

Working in this team will give you a unique and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to a range of complex systems and platforms. You could be working on existing submarines such as the in-service Astute class, new classes currently in the design stage, and even future programmes which are looking at concept designs for submarines that won't be in service for generations.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Safety Engineer:

  • Developing functional safety justifications for defence systems based on claims, argument and evidence
  • Organising and contributing to Hazard Identification workshops and Safety Committee meetings
  • Carrying out and analysing results of studies such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, to gather evidence to support the safety case
  • Engaging with third parties, such as equipment or system suppliers, to review and gather supporting safety case evidence
  • Production and maintenance of Safety Case documentation (plans, policies and reports) to support project milestones
  • Conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-056
  • Reporting the progress of Safety Engineering activities at Project and Programme reviews
  • Working autonomously, communicating with system subject matter experts, MoD customers, system users (Royal Navy) and Technical Authorities for CS sub-systems
  • Working within an established Safety Management System you will bring your expertise and experience to make recommendations for improvements where appropriate, at the same time keeping abreast of changing safety standards and industry best-practice
  • Using your experience and knowledge to mentor and support junior engineers through their career development

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience in safety, engineering safety and activities contributing to the production of platform-level safety cases
  • Relevant engineering qualification such as BEng/ MEng or equivalent
  • Broad knowledge of industry safety standards (such as Def Stan 00-056, IEC 61508 or similar)

Benefits: A a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

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