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Principal Product Safety Engineer

Principal Product Safety Engineer

Principal Product Safety Engineer - Software

Location: Work from home with occasional office visits to Barrow, Cumbria

Duration: 12 months

Rate: £60 per hour LTD or Umbrella Company, £53.48 PAYE including holiday pay

This role is ideal for an engineer with a Product Safety background in Software and Integration of Software systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • To execute, evaluate, deliver and manage complex safety engineering and/or cross functional tasks or programmes of work recognising stakeholder and customer requirements
  • To identify and implement opportunities for personal and team development to ensure that professional capability of the business and individual are maintained and improved
  • Overall purpose of the role is to contribute to the development of a Product Safety Case for a large complex engineering product
  • Identify system and functional hazards using techniques such as Hazop, SWIFT, Functional Hazard Assessments etc.
  • Undertake system and functional complex analysis using analysis techniques such as:
    • Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis
    • Production of Functional Level safety justifications
  • Review System Level safety justifications to support the Functional Level safety justification
  • Providing guidance on all aspects of Product Safety to Engineers within the function
  • Liaison on all aspects of the Product Safety case with customers and suppliers
  • Attend and contribute to Design Reviews

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Proven ability in a range of safety techniques such as:
  • Functional Safety;
  • Safety Critical (Complex) Systems Safety Analysis;
  • Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA);
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA);
  • Event Tree Analysis (ETA);
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA);
  • Accident Sequence Modelling;
  • Fault Schedules;
  • Hazard & Operability Analysis (HAZOP);
  • Zonal Hazard Analysis (ZHA).
  • Proven ability in a range of safety standards and guidance, typically: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).
  • Knowledge of safety requirements, typically:
  • Developing Safety Functional Requirements (SFRs);
  • Deriving safety requirements on systems, components and testing from safety analyses;
  • Setting Availability, Reliability & Maintainability (ARM) requirements;
  • Providing/ eliciting compliance evidence to requirements;
  • Accounting for time at risk for requirements.

Additional

Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).

This vacancy has been deemed Inside IR35 from April 2021 onwards.

This is a pooling vacancy to cover potential attrition. Candidates will be reviewed and provisional offers made to enable progress with SC applications. However these offers do not guarantee that a suitable position will become available.

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