Reliability Engineer

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £45 - £60 per hour
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Bradley Lamb

Reliability Engineer (Contract)

Location: Bedfordshire

Duration: 6 months

Rate: £45-60 (Depending on experience)

Must have active SC clearance to start this role!

Reliability Engineer needed for a multinational Defence organisation based in Bedfordshire on a 6-month contract. They're looking to employ an experienced Reliability Engineer who will provide a sufficient level Engineering knowledge and skills to enable the effective and timely delivery of supportability analysis tasks.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Reliability Engineer will include:

  • Undertaking the day to day discharge of R&M Testability Engineering activities.
  • Relating Testability knowledge and applicable techniques.
  • Utilisation of Reliability Analysis, from both FME(C)A, FME(D)A & Safety Analysis.
  • Assessing Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) Analysis and defining software coverage (BIT) to enable fault identification to be addressed.
  • Understanding of the Systems engineering life-cycle, Safety lifecycle process (such as IEC 61508)
  • Development and Planning of Testability environments.
  • Systems Engineering technical process and use of IBM DOORs/ Rhapsody
  • System Architecture Analysis;
  • Ability for mapping of functionality onto hardware & software components.
  • Ability for mapping of the software architecture onto hardware
  • System architecture analysis (e.g. the behaviour) between them.
  • Knowledge of system Architecture Description Languages (ADLs).
  • Knowledge of software reliability modelling.
  • Providing Testability input into the Design process.
  • Assess Data Recording, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (DRACAS) outputs and corrective actions.
  • Maintaining appropriate contact with relevant stakeholders and seek to develop an effective relationship with them during the course of the programme.
  • Knowledge of IEC 61508
  • Knowledge of Def Stan 00-40, 00-42, Mil-Hdbk-217 etc

What you need to be the successful Reliability Engineer:

In order to be the successful Reliability Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Significant relevant practical experience of the required aspects of Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Reliability Centred Maintenance Techniques and Analysis as well as the associated activities relating to DRACAS, R&M Case and Safety Analysis including Functional Safety Analysis
  • Experience should include working with, and understanding the requirements of the generally acknowledged international R&M standards used in the defence industry.
  • Effective communication skills and PC skills are also essential for this role as are good interpersonal skills, and the ability to make sound technical assessments/judgements based on knowledge and experience.
  • Self-motivated and able to work as part of an integrated team


  • Experience of product / systems development environment. In particular military vehicle/Land domain or Air Defence/Weapons domains.
  • Good knowledge of complex systems, electrical/electronics, networks, Software systems and the associated reliability issues.
  • Experience in safety related systems, functional safety to IEC 61508 or similar.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with limited day-to-day supervision, but must know when to seek assistance.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Reliability Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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