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Systems Safety Engineer

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  • Location

    Yeovil, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50 - £60.60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


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  • Client:


Systems Safety Engineer (x3)

Location: Yeovil

Duration: 6 months

Rate: Up to £60.60/hr LTD

Our client seeks three Systems Safety Engineers who will:

  • Provide systems safety engineering expertise to internal safety engineering activities
  • Undertake all systems safety activities in support of UK Safety Cases for modifications to aerospace platforms, systems and supporting equipment as required
  • Apply an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to plan design develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions
  • Evaluate customer and /operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical functional and program interfaces
  • Perform various analyses to optimise total system of systems and/or system architecture
  • Perform analyses for affordability safety reliability maintainability testability human systems integration survivability vulnerability susceptibility system security regulatory certification product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success
  • Develop the planning organisation implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes tools risk issues opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes
  • Resolve cross-functional technical issues

The role has the following key responsibilities:

  • Execute the development of Safety Cases and associated documentation in accordance with Defence Standard 00-056 for Modifications to UK aerospace platforms, systems and supporting equipment, such as the generation of:
    • Project/Programme Safety Management Plans
    • Safety assessment of design and influencing design through safety considerations
    • Hazard Identification and Analysis including:
      • Preliminary Hazard Identification
      • Functional Failure Analysis
      • Operating and Support Hazard Analysis
      • Occupational Health Hazard Analysis
      • Fault Tree analysis using the Fault Tree+ module of Reliability Workbench
      • Zonal Safety Assessment
    • Hazard Logs using the CASSANDRA Hazard Log tool
    • Safety Cases, Safety Case Reports and Safety Arguments using Claims, Argument Evidence and Goal Structuring Notation using the Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment
  • Assists close liaison with other company, customer and supplier technical disciplines to ensure appropriate evidence is available to support the Safety Case
  • Support customer safety meetings and System Safety Working Groups, including the development and review of effective standard work to provide 1st quality inputs
  • Assist the programme planning and support for safety activities
  • Identify risks, issues and opportunities and support the development of mitigation plans
  • Proactively support the further development, maintenance, review and update of safety process

Other job responsibilities may include assistance with systems engineering products for ongoing programmes and deliverables, Export Compliance (technical support of Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA's), Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA's).

Proven Ability / Key Skills

  • Previous industry or military service Safety Engineering proven ability
  • The candidate should be knowledgeable with the use of safety tools such as CASSANDRA, Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment and Fault Tree+
  • Proven ability in the application of Def Stan 00-56 safety requirements to aircraft modifications is extremely desirable
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively on the planning of work and develop/use meaningful metrics to evaluate safety status and provide performance visibility
  • Able to effectively execute opportunities to improve strategies, processes and project plans
  • Ability to assist the removal of obstacles by identifying where and what help is needed and coordinating with the appropriate leaders and team members
  • Strong communication skills, technical competency, and skills with project management concepts/tools
  • Specific platform or system understanding and product knowledge is highly desired, along with thorough proven ability of UK MoD safety policies, processes and culture
  • The role will have significant UK MoD and wider company interface and therefore a person who is diplomatic whilst being strong minded is required. Some UK and US travel is expected


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).

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