Principal Safety Engineer

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Safety Principles Engineering Peer Review Auditing Failure Analysis Failure Causes Firmware Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis Governance Hazard Identification IEC 61508 Standard Project Management Risk Analysis Safety Assurance Stakeholder Management Statistics Systems Design System Safety Technical Documentation Trustworthy Reliability of Systems Life-Critical Systems Commercial Off-The-Shelf


Principal Safety Engineer

Location: London - New Malden - Hybrid working

Duration: 12 months

Rate: £65 an hour (Outside IR35)

You must be able to gain and maintain UK Government clearance

This role involves working as part of the system safety engineering team supporting the delivery of a number of complex safety critical and safety related systems across multiple platforms.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible to the Project Safety Manager, who leads the technical safety work and is responsible for generating the safety case.

  • Undertake safety analysis activities as directed by the project safety manager.

  • Generate safety requirements for the system to ensure that the customer's safety targets and derived safety targets can be met by the system design (eg random hardware failure probabilities or systematic safety integrity level (SIL) targets for software and/or firmware.

  • Support the planning of safety activities on a complex project, including effort estimating to deliver the project milestones and safety case objectives.

  • Supporting audits at internal and external design reviews and safety committee meetings

  • Generating safety analysis and documenting it in a report, which will be the subject of internal peer review, governance reviews and presenting the findings to the customer.

  • Producing technical documentation to a high standard in accordance with company/customer procedures

  • Travelling to customer and sub-contractor sites in the UK, occasionally overseas, as required

  • Undertaking analysis that positively impacts the design decisions and solutions propose by the engineering teams

  • Presenting complex and reasoned safety arguments to internal and external stakeholders in order to influence their consideration of safety decisions.

  • Provide input to the Monthly Staff Meeting, Team Briefings and SOFT report.

  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested.

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant work experience in a safety-related engineering environment

  • Understanding and awareness of international and defence standards such as IEC 61508 and Def Stan 00-056

  • Awareness of safety assurance of COTS PE based systems or high integrity software

  • Ability to understand hardware and software failure modes, causes and effects

  • Experience in some areas safety/reliability analysis techniques: hazard identification and analysis, FMECA, FTA, Functional Failure Analysis

  • Awareness of the tools and techniques used in Risk Assessments and developing ALARP justifications

  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team (eg systems, hardware, software and ILS engineers, project management, customer and supplier engineering teams)

  • Masters Degree, Degree, HND or HNC in Engineering or Safety Management related discipline

Start date
12 months
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