Principal Safety Engineer

Location: Weymouth, Dorset Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Sector: Safety Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

Principal Safety Engineer
£45,000 - £50,000 + Benefits
Weymouth, Portsmouth, Farnborough, Plymouth, Bristol, Southampton or Yeovil.

Are you looking to apply your Safety Engineering knowledge and expertise to the design of cutting edge systems for the UK's existing and future submarine fleet?
We have opportunities for Principal Safety Engineers to join an established Safety Engineering Team based in a selection of locations in the South of England.

We are looking for you to be committed, self-motivated and driven, with the ability to prioritise your own workload. You will also be adaptable, as you will be exposed to a wide variety of engineering problems, often troubleshooting to meet project deadlines.

Principal Safety Engineer

The Combat System encompasses the submarine's 'fight capability'. This includes its ability to carry out all of the below whilst remaining undetected by other parties:

- Detect targets above and below the water

- Circumnavigate the globe underwater

- Intercept and send communications

- Load and fire weapons and countermeasures

Your main responsibilities as a Principal System Safety Engineer will involve:

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 00-56

Reporting the progress of Safety Engineering activities at Project and Programme reviews

As a Principal Safety Engineer you will be expected to work 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.

As a Principal Safety Engineer you will use 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 00-56, IEC 61508 or similar)

It is important that you are diplomatic and possess excellent communication skills to articulate safety issues to stakeholders at all levels of the submarine enterprise.

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, to demonstrate that the safety risks of operating the submarine are as low as reasonably practicable.

Receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. They also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

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