Principal Engineer - Safety and Environmental Engineering

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  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Maritime Defence

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  • Contact:

    Andrew Morris

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Our client seek a Principal Engineer - Safety and Environmental. This is for an initial 6 month contract based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Key Responsibilities

  • To undertake functional design and/or provide specialist advice and qualification of their scope of responsibility and provide evidence for acceptance and fitness for purpose
  • To confirm beyond reasonable doubt by review, surveillance and audit, that those assumptions underpinning engineering data, analysis methodologies, and interpretation of results have been validated
  • To produce evidence in support of qualification, legislative requirements and safety justifications and provide specialist support for associated activities
  • To contribute to identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and to manage the resulting change embodiment activities
  • To liaise with both internal and external customers as required ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriate and agreed

Proven Ability/Skills

  • Safety techniques:
    • Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA);
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA);
    • Event Tree Analysis (ETA);
    • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA);
    • Hazard & Operability Analysis (HAZOP);
    • Zonal Hazard Analysis (ZHA).
  • Safety standards and guidance Knowledge:
    • g. IEC61508, DO178, DEF-STAN-00-56, ARP-4761;
    • Setting integrity requirements (e.g. SIL, DAL);
    • Providing/ eliciting compliance evidence to standards and requirements;
    • Dealing with Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) equipment;
    • Dealing with Software of Unknown Pedigree (SOUP).
  • Proven Ability of requirements:
    • Developing Safety Functional Requirements (SFRs);
    • Deriving safety requirements on systems, components and testing from safety analyses;
    • Setting Availability, Reliability & Maintainability (ARM) requirements.


We seek a principal engineer who has worked in a military/defence environment/industry within the last 12 months or who is capable of obtaining security clearance (SC level minimum).