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Safety Engineer

  • Location: Dorset
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 days ago

Safety and Environmental Engineer

Location:              Winfrith, near Dorchester (hybrid working and consolidated working week available)

Duration:             6 months

Our client is seeking a Safety and Environmental Engineer to create and maintain Safety and Environmental Cases for their Products, Systems and Services (PSS) to ensure that all residual risks to personnel and the environment are deemed acceptably safe and environmentally compliant.



  • Develop and maintain safety and environmental cases for complex maritime systems, compliant to relevant legislation, appropriate domain standards and user/system requirement specification.
  • Identify and assess intrinsic and functional hazards using industry recognised qualitative and quantitative techniques including: Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOPS), Structured What-If Technique (SWIFT), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Support product integrity and certification requirements, including assigning Safety Integrity Levels in accordance with IEC 61508 or equivalent.
  • Identify environmental aspects and impacts using industry recognised techniques such as Environmental Impact Screening and Scoping and Environmental Impact Management.
  • Influence system design through development of derived safety & environmental requirements and track these through to implementation to assess measures of performance through validation and verification activities.
  • Manage ongoing safety hazards through hazard management tools such as Bow-Tie XP, Adelard, Harms and eCassandra and environmental aspects and impacts within Environmental Features Matrices.
  • Collate and articulate structured and robust compliance arguments from diverse sources of information using recognised techniques (e.g., Goal Structured Notation and Claims Argument Evidence) and present these within safety & environmental case documentation.
  • Prepare and deliver effective and engaging multi-stakeholder safety and environmental meetings, including the production of high-quality presentation materials and minutes.


Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Up to date with latest developments in safety and environmental legislation, best practice, tools and techniques.  This is to include the UK MOD Safety & Environmental framework, including DSA01.1, DSA02-DMR and supporting JSPs and operating domain specific arrangements. 
  • Proficient in supporting system compliance against applicable defence standards, notably the latest issues of Defence Standard 00-051, Defence Standard 00-055 and Defence Standard 00-056.
  • Proficient in using frameworks such as the Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS), Project Oriented Safety Management System (POSMS) and Project Oriented Environmental Management System (POEMS).
  • Awareness of reliability engineering and data Integrity.



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).