Senior Safety Engineer

25 Nov 2020
23 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client; one of the largest providers of engineering and technical services to the UK defence market, specialises in systems engineering and programme management for Land System applications. They assist governments with the acquisition of military equipment and infrastructure to suitably support them in protecting the nation's interests.

We are supporting them with an immediate requirement for several Senior Safety Engineers to directly support the Land Systems area within their Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology division. This is an additional role being added to the team that will support them with the increased capacity of future and existing projects. This opportunity is available on a permanent basis and the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary in addition to a fully comprehensive benefits package.

The position will be situated in a team that consists of a diverse range of professionals with an understanding of safety management in the broadest sense. They are at the cutting edge of Safety-Critical Systems Engineering and provide a range of independent advice in safety engineering to a wide range of markets and clients.

The Role:

The Senior/Principal Safety Management Consultants will possess a strong understanding of the Aerospace & Defence and wider Markets to provide guidance and direction in the development of safety management solutions for their clients, including:

- Providing support to sales.

- Assurance of work undertaken by project teams.

- Providing a vision of future needs to support the development of capability.

- Leadership of major safety management assignments for clients.

We are looking for consultants who can help the end clients manage their systems safety within the land domain. You will be working on a consultancy basis with the clients to deliver safety management projects and it's essential that you have a knowledge of Def Stan 00-056, Defence Safety Authority Regulations (DSA02-DLSR.LSSR) in order to give them the best support possible.

Key Requirements:

Experience in the implementation of Safety Management Systems and the interpretation and analysis of results.

Working knowledge of Industry and Defence Standards such as Def Stan 00-056, Defence Safety Authority Regulations (various) in particular DSA02-DLSR.LSSR.

A proven track record of developing Safety Management solutions at enterprise, platform or at a system level.

Accomplished Practitioner within Safety-Critical Systems Engineering.

Experienced in developing proposals and providing technical assurance.

Ability to develop innovative Safety Management solutions to support operations.

Interrogate data systems to assess safety performance and risks and optimise decisions.

Manage and motivate project teams through strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Build sustainable relationships with customers and develop future business opportunities.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills commensurate with the role, including the preparation and presentation of reports to both internal and external customers.

Knowledge of the Defence and wider markets, or major contractor's experience.

Desirable Criteria:

* Chartered Engineer or equivalent, or working towards it.

* Knowledge and awareness of their discipline and related disciplines and their developments across varied markets including Defence.

* Expertise in hazard and safety risk management.

* Knowledge, awareness and ability to generate Safety Cases Reports.

* Experienced in development of Safety Management Systems and/or Plans.

* Knowledge and understanding of legislation (UK and EU in particular) as it applies to land systems.

* Experienced in development of Legislation Compliance Assessments.

* Experience of conducting/supporting safety-related assessments such as HAZOP, FMECA, ZHA, FTA & ETA.

* Knowledge and experience of working in wider markets and the ability to sell their related discipline capability to internal and external clients and across a varied market.

* Membership of UK, EU or US societies/working groups, etc.

* Production of articles, papers or conference presentations within their discipline.

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