Senior System Safety Engineer
Our market leading client based near Bedford is currently looking for a Senior System Safety Engineer to join the business on a permanent basis. The Safety Engineer will generate Safety Cases for various programmes and projects as required, as well as review product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems. The successful Senior System Safety Engineer will; *Evolve / review safety designs for products, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishment of safety requirements for assigned systems. *Focus on directing members of the team to meet critical schedules, resolution of complex technical and operational performance problems, as well as participate within projects in establishing the content and degree of support required for each Project. *Develop acceptable risk criteria from first principles, as well as of Independent analysis and mitigation identification to control or eliminate hazards. *Create definition and deliver hazard identification and hazard analysis requirements using appropriate hazard analysis types and techniques, as well as appropriate ALARP strategies. *Develop and deliver safety management of potentially hazardous trials and safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements. *Participate in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assist in identification of causes and corrective actions. *Evaluate the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost-effective program. Required skills, qualifications and experience *Function Safety management, particularly IEC 61508 and Def Stan 00-55 *Qualified to degree or equivalent standard in an engineering subject or equivalent experience/combined education with professional experience; or professional experience with a related Master's degree. *Proven experience in a safety-associated role, preferably in a defence related industry. That experience to include the determination and allocation of SILs. *Detailed understanding and experience of UK, US and EEC Safety Legislation. *Fully familiar with the relevant Joint Service Publications and Defence Standards associated with safety assessment of defence equipment. *Experience with IT based toolsets common to the system safety discipline, and competent in the use of MS-Office applications. Desired skills, qualifications and experience *Function Safety management to standards such as IEC 61511, ISO 26262 or equivalent, and knowledge of implementation of IEC61508. *Experience in the safety management of OME products. *Working knowledge and understanding of the UK MoD Design Certification and clearance process. *Professionally Registered ideally at Chartered Status The role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance to SC.