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System Safety Engineer

Location: Ampthill, Bedfordshire Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Sector: Safety Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

System Safety Engineer.
£55k - £75k + excellent benefits and a flexible work pattern
Bedfordshire / Stevenage / Milton Keynes area.


This is a great opportunity for an experienced System Safety Engineer to work with a huge Defence organisation in the UK. The projects here are challenging, interesting and amongst the biggest in the UK Defence sector right now, on top of that is a market leading salary and the chance to join a highly-skilled Safety Team. What's not to like?

Required skills, qualifications and experience

Function Safety management, particularly IEC 61508 and Def Stan 00-55

Qualified to degree or equivalent standard in an engineering subject or equivalent experience/combined education with professional experience; or professional experience with a related Masters degree.

Proven experience in a safety-associated role, preferably in a defence related industry. That experience to include the determination and allocation of SILs.

Detailed understanding and experience of UK, US and EEC Safety Legislation.

Fully familiar with the relevant Joint Service Publications and Defence Standards associated with safety assessment of defence equipment.

Experience with IT based toolsets common to the system safety discipline.

Competent in the use of MS-Office applications.

Specific Elements of the role:

Evolve / review safety designs for products, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishment of safety requirements for assigned systems

Focus on directing members of the team to meet schedules, resolution of complex technical and operational performance problems.

Participation within projects in establishing the content and degree of support required for each Project.

Development of acceptable risk criteria from first principles

Development of Independent analysis and mitigation identification to control or eliminate hazards

Development of definition and deliver hazard identification and hazard analysis requirements using appropriate hazard analysis types and techniques

Development and delivery of appropriate ALARP strategies

Development and delivery of safety management of potentially hazardous trials

Development and delivery of safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements

Participate in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions

Evaluate the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

Function Safety management to standards such as IEC 61511, ISO 26262 or equivalent.
Implementation of IEC61508.
Experience in the safety management of OME products.
Working knowledge and understanding of the UK MoD Design Certification and clearance process.
Professionally Registered ideally at Chartered Status

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