Safety Engineer

  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Marine and Shipbuilding

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60 - £60.67 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Client:


Safety Engineer

Location: Barrow, Cumbria

Duration: 12 months

Rate: £60.67 per hour LTD

Our client seeks a Safety Engineer to support the delivery of a submarine Safety Case, on site in Barrow.

The candidate will be required to review and update safety management documents, author safety justifications, perform HAZID/HAZAN and perform Qualitative and quantitative analyses.

A detailed understanding and working knowledge of the following is essential:

  • Understanding of submarine systems design, commissioning and operation
  • Knowledge of MOD due process requirements for safety documentation and understanding of naval safety management arrangements
  • Familiarity with Product Safety techniques and standards (either submarines or wider industry) and Engineering processes (e.g. Life Cycle Management)
  • Sound understanding and application of the ALARP principle
  • Understanding of Safety Legislation
  • Knowledge of Safety Case architecture

Proven Ability / Key skills:


  • Implementing safety processes and plans in large complex systems (hardware & software)
  • Developing safety processes and Safety Management Plans (SMPs)
  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses
  • Functional decomposition
  • Human Factors, operability and maintenance impact on safety
  • Liaising with stakeholders
  • Developing ALARP arguments and safety cases
  • Knowledge in the following safety techniques:
    • 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 using safety standards and guidance E.g. IEC61508, DEF-STAN-00-56, ARP-4761, DO178, Setting integrity requirements (e.g. SIL), Providing/ eliciting compliance evidence to standards and requirements, Dealing with Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) equipment
  • Requirements knowledge in the following areas: Developing Safety Functional Requirements (SFRs); deriving safety requirements on systems, components and testing from safety analyses; providing/ eliciting compliance evidence to requirements


  • Understanding of SIL & its application
  • Understanding of safety case methodologies
  • Awareness of the submarine Platform Safety Case
  • Ability to bring "Best Practice" industrial knowledge to the business


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).