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System Safety Engineer

  • Location: Yeovil
  • Salary: £59.63 - 59.63 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

System Safety Engineer (x2)

Location:              Yeovil

Duration:             12 months

Rate:                    Up to £59.63 per hour Umbrella

The System Safety Engineer will provide systems safety engineering expertise and technical input into internal safety engineering activities. They will undertake all systems safety activities in support of a UK helicopter Service and Training Equipment Safety Cases as required as well as apply an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to plan design, develop and verify a life-cycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.  The successful candidate will evaluate customer and operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and programme interfaces.  They will also perform various analyses to optimise total system of systems and/or system architecture.

The role has the following key responsibilities:

  • Assisting with programme planning and support for the following safety activities:
    • Safety Programme scoping and planning
    • Resource Workload Planning, Support to Bids and Proposals
    • Identifying, monitoring and executing risks, issues and opportunities and supporting the development of mitigation plans
  • Undertaking the development of helicopter Programme Service level Safety Case or the safety assessment of the helicopter Training equipment in accordance with MoD Safety Policy, Defence Standard 00-056 and associated international standards including the development, maintenance and update of:
    • Safety Management Plans
    • Safety Assessments for Safety related software subsystems
    • Hazard Identification and Analysis techniques including but not limited to: Functional Failure Analysis, Structured What If Technique (SWIFT)
    • Hazard Logs using the CASSANDRA or other Hazard Log tools
    • Safety Cases, Safety Case Reports for Products and Services
    • Safety Arguments using Claims, Argument Evidence and Goal Structuring Notation using the Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment (ASCE) software
  • Ensuring close liaison, through proactive collaborative behaviour, with other internal, Customer and Supplier technical disciplines to ensure appropriate evidence is available to support the Safety Cases
  • Proactively supporting Customer and Supplier Safety Meetings and chair internal and customer-facing System Safety Working Groups
  • Please note that some UK travel might be expected

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Proven ability developing Safety Cases for complex systems and aircraft Training equipment and/or Services
  • Understand and have knowledge of applying Safety Techniques on complex aircraft systems
  • Demonstrable proven ability leading and developing Safety Assessments for MoD aircraft and/or ground based systems
  • Previous industry Safety Engineering knowledge in the application of MoD Safety Policy and Def Stan 00-056
  • Understanding and proven ability of applying Safety Techniques to Safety Related Data and Information Systems
  • Proven ability with the use of common safety tools, specifically CASSANDRA, Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment
  • Demonstrating the ability to plan of work, and develop/use meaningful metrics to evaluate safety status and provide performance visibility
  • Ability to effectively identify and execute opportunities to improve strategies, processes and project plans
  • Ability to develop resource workload plans and schedules
  • Knowledge of providing safety support into bids and proposals


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).