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Safety Engineer

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  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £55 - £65 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Safety Engineer - Bristol - 6 months - £55/hr to £65/hr LTD

The successful candidate will undertake development and in-service System Safety activities in support of the UK MoD customer safety related Information Systems and Service Safety cases.

The role has the following key responsibilities:

  1. Assist and lead the programme planning and support for safety activities
    1. Safety programme scoping and planning
    2. Resource workload planning
    3. Support to bids and proposals
    4. Identify, monitor and execute risks, issues and opportunities and support the development of mitigation plans.
  2. Lead on the development of System Safety artefacts and associated documentation in accordance withMoD Safety Policy and Defence Standard 00-056 for theSCIS programme including the development and update of:
    1. Safety Management Plans
    2. Safety assessments for safety related data and information systems and the selection and application of appropriate software safety techniques.
    3. Hazard Identification and Analysis including:
      1. Functional Failure Analysis
    4. Hazard Logs using the CASSANDRA or other Hazard Log tools.
    5. Safety Cases, Safety Case Reports for products and services
    6. Safety Arguments using Claims, Argument Evidence and Goal Structuring Notation using the Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment.
  3. Ensure close liaison, through proactive lead behavior, with other Boeing, customer and supplier technical disciplines to ensure appropriate evidence is available to support the Safety Cases.
  4. Proactively support customer and supplier safety meetings and chair System Safety Working Groups

Some UK travel is expected.

Essential competencies:

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Formal system safety training
  • Demonstrable proven ability leading and developing Safety Assessments for MoD ground based systems, Information Systems and data.
  • Previous industry Safety Engineering knowledge in the application of MoD Safety Policy and Def Stan 00-056.
  • Understanding and knowledge of applying safety techniques to safety related data and information systems
  • Proven ability of developing Safety Cases for information systems and Safety Cases for Services
  • Proven ability with the use of common safety tools, specifically CASSANDRA, Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead on the planning of work, and develop/use meaningful metrics to evaluate safety status and provide performance visibility
  • Able to effectively identify and execute opportunities to improve strategies, processes and project plans
  • Knowledge of developing resource workload plans and schedules
  • Proven ability of providing safety support into bids and proposals
  • Lead on the removal of obstacles by identifying where and what help is needed and coordinating with the appropriate leaders and team members
  • The candidate should possess strong communication skills, technical competency, and skills with project management concepts/tools
  • The role will have significant UK MoD customer and supplier interface and therefore a person who is diplomatic whilst being strong minded is essential.

Desirable competencies

  • Completed or working towards a post graduate qualification in System Safety Engineering is highly desirable.