Principal Product Safety Engineer
New exciting permanent opportunity for a Principal Product Safety Engineer based in Frimley, Bristol or Portsmouth
Are you looking to apply your safety engineering knowledge and expertise to the design of cutting edge systems for the UK's existing and future submarine fleet? Our client is looking for a Principal Product Safety Engineer to join the Combat Systems team based in the South of England.
As a Principal Product Safety Engineer you will be carrying out a range of safety engineering activities and analyses on all areas of the combat system, including navigation, command and control, and communication systems. This work will contribute to the development and maintenance of Def Stan 00-56 safety cases, to demonstrate that the safety risk of operating and maintaining this equipment is as low as reasonably practicable.
Joining the Combat Systems team will give you a unique and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge to a range of complex systems and platforms. You could be working on existing submarines such as the in-service Astute class, and future vessels such as the newly-named Dreadnought class. You may even be involved in future programmes, looking at concept designs for submarines that won?t be in service for generations.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Product Safety Engineer will involve:
Developing functional safety justifications for systems including communications, above water surveillance, and command and control to support Def Stan 00-56 safety case development.
Organising and chairing hazard identification workshops and safety committee meetings.
Carrying out and analysing results of studies such as failure mode analysis, fault tree analysis, and reliability centred maintenance (RCM) to gather evidence to support the safety case.
Engaging with third parties such as equipment or system suppliers to gather supporting safety case evidence.
The production and maintenance of safety case documentation (plans, policies and reports) to support project milestones.
Developing and defining safety requirements.
Conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56.
Mentoring and supporting junior engineers.
Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Product Safety Engineer:
Demonstrable experience in safety engineering/ product safety and activities contributing to the production of safety cases.
Experience in defence industry or a closely related field.
Broad knowledge of industry safety standards (such as Def Stan, IEC, Mil Stan or similar).
Experience with combat systems and/or maritime industry.
Relevant engineering qualification such as BEng/ MEng or equivalent.
What they're looking for in you:
They are looking for you to be hardworking, self-motivated and driven, with the ability to prioritise your workload appropriately.
You will be adaptable, as you will be exposed to a wide variety of engineering problems, often troubleshooting to meet project deadlines.
Contact Simon Portway