Senior Safety & Reliability Engineer

  • Location

    South West England, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Purpose

My client is a global supplier of high integrity control products for aerospace that include: position sensing and control; cockpit controls such as joysticks, throttles, selector handles and switches; high pressure pure air generators for sensor cooling and pneumatic ejection of aircraft munitions and ruggedized harness systems. For military vehicle and soldier applications, who provides generic architectures, data management and local situational awareness.

Reporting to the Functional Domain Manager - Systems, Safety and Supportability, the position would involve proactively influencing the development of products to ensure Safety, Testability and R&M principles are implemented and integrated into designs to minimise Whole Life Costs.

Key Responsibilities

Understand and apply the principles of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Testability Engineering in accordance with military and civilian standards, directives and requirements including but not limited to, Def. Stan's 00-40, 42, 44, 45, 56, BSEN 61508, MIL-STD 1629 & 882D, MIL-HDBK 217F, RIAC Derating, ARP4761 & 4754, CS25, ABD0100 as appropriate

Identify and analyse Safety, Testability, R&M requirements from customers

Generation of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Supportability plans and case reports

Safety and Reliability & Maintainability analysis including reliability prediction, FMECA and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) as part of the design and development activities including development/prototype equipment

Provide guidance for design for safety, reliability, maintainability and testability within Engineering design teams

Influence the design and development of engineering solutions to be safe and supportable in accordance with the appropriate safety and supportability codes pf practice

Conduct/co-ordinate Safety, R&M and Supportability reviews of supplier technical documentation

Identify and agree Safety and Supportability requirements from international legislation, directives and standards that may be outside of the project scope and which may impact upon the business

Personal Behaviours

The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate the following behaviours and skills:

Pro-active and self motivated with good problem solving experience

Willing to think "outside the box" to achieve problem resolution

Positive attitude with ability to work within multifunction teams on rapidly moving projects.

Helpful and assistive approach to resolution of technical challenges, supportive of change

Good communication skills (presentation, written and verbal)

Good core IT skills (Windows, Office, Visio etc.)

Expectations, Background and Understanding

Degree or HNC educated in an engineering or science discipline

A background in electronics would be a distinct advantage

Understanding of product development lifecycle and associated requirements

Understands the importance of delivery performance to cost and schedule

Experience and understanding of product development practices to ISO9001 & AS9100 Quality standards

Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications, Training, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) and WLC/LCC would be an distinct advantage

Desirable Knowledge/Experience

Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications, Training, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) and WLC/LCC

Awareness of supportability aspects of a programme

Experience of identifying Programme and Customer related Supportability requirements

Experience of Mechanical Engineering Development