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Product Safety Engineer

  • Location: Prestwick
  • Salary: £46426.00 - £53589.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Jonathan Maironis
  • Contact Email:
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 09 May 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82213_1711619529

I have a great opportunity for an experienced Safety Engineer to join one of the UK's leading Defence organisations based in Prestwick, Scotland.

This is a hybrid-working role of 3 days per week onsite and 2 days per week working from home.

You MUST be eligible for SC Clearnace to be considered for this role.

What you'll be doing:

  • Evaluating Aircraft / System / Sub-System and Support Products / Goods design safety in support of Safety Qualification / Certification requirements definition and verification (Design Certification) throughout the Product lifecycle (Concept to Qualification / Product Acceptance) e.g. Preliminary Hazard List (PHL), Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), System / Sub-System / Equipment Hazard Analysis (HA), Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP) and System Safety Assessment Report (SSAR)
  • Generating, updating and reviewing Aircraft, System and Sub-System System Safety Assessment Reports in support of the certification process or provision of inputs to partner companies e.g. System Safety Assessment Report (SSAR) / Hazard Analysis (HA) generation, inclusive of generating supporting Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA).
  • Generating, updating and reviewing Aircraft Zonal Hazard Analysis Reports (ZHAs) in support of the certification process or provision of inputs to partner companies
  • Maintaining and updating the Platform and Support Product hazard logs
  • Generating Support Products / Goods safety assessments and design safety justifications
  • Reviewing Platform / Support Products certification evidence (inc. associated qualification evidence) and generating safety certification arguments / justifications to assert that the Platform / Support Products design is acceptability safe in support of the certification process
  • Ensuring safety engineering evidence supports acceptable Safety Certification of the product design
  • Ensuring that Certification evidence supports achievement of an acceptable level of product design safety
  • Preparing safety certification material in support of the Project (internal), partner company and customer safety and certification reviews as necessary
  • Undertake Weapon Platform emergent issue risk assessments, and support the Typhoon Platform System / Sub-System areas and Support Products system design responsible areas undertake emergent issue risk assessments, in support of Continued Airworthiness a Through Life product safety

Essential Skills:

  • HND/HNC/Degree or equivalent in a STEM subject or relevant experience
  • Safety Engineering experience/ critical and analytical thinking along with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong self-motivation and effective communication skills, both verbal and written

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Systems or Mechanical engineering and Safety Engineering in a Military Airborne Platform design environment
  • Working knowledge and experience of Safety standards e.g. UK Regulatory Framework, Def-Stan 00-55/ 00-56, Mil-Std-882, DO-178, DO-254, ARP 4754, ARP 4761, EN 61508
  • Working knowledge and experience of Safety toolsets e.g. Fault Tree Analysis +, Reliability Workbench, Goal Structured Notation (GSN)
  • Ability to engage with Senior technical and engineering leaders within the business and Senior external and Partner stakeholders
  • Ability to lead out and influence on the technical aspects and acceptability of Product Safety in a through-life capacity

The salary is £46,426 to £53,589 plus an excellent benefits package.