Lead Safety Engineer - Land and Naval

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    Basildon, Essex

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    £1 - £2 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Lead Safety Engineer - Land and Naval

Location: Basildon

Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

A global aerospace and defence organisation specialising in complex electronic warfare electronics are seeking a Lead Safety Engineer to support the Design Authority to assure safety of products within the Land and Naval and Detectors.

You will provide assurance that products comply with Safety, Environmental and Legislative requirements, primarily within the land, naval and airborne domains. Working with other safety specialists, the individual will play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the Product Safety and Environmental Impact Management System, which is integral to Design Integrity.

Responsibilities - Lead Safety Engineer - Land and Naval

  • Operate as the Safety signatory on behalf of the company

  • Participate in Product Safety Panels as a specialist advisor to manage and resolve safety incidents;

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of safety and environmental legislation and customer needs;

  • Participate in company working groups to monitor proposed changes to the legislative environment;

  • As a practitioner, provide input and advice to the product development teams;

  • Operate as a consultant to promote safety culture, working with Safety, Health and Environmental teams to ensure safe working practices are maintained;

  • Develop and deliver training courses and speak with confidence on Product Safety and Environmental matters;

  • Perform safety audits of internal and external/subcontract teams assuring that safety and environmental requirements are achieved.

Skills and Qualifications - Lead Safety Engineer - Land and Naval

  • Working knowledge of Legislation - eg REACH, RoHS and EU directives;

  • Working knowledge of industry standards such as DEF STAN 00-056, 00-055, 00-051;

  • Familiarity with POSMS and POEMS

  • Regularly delivered training within a Company and delivered awareness presentations to other groups. Has worked with others to identify the future Product Safety and Environmental needs of a Company;

  • Awareness of cyber and its effect on safety;

  • Has hands-on experience of developing robust safety and environmental impact case reports for complex systems in accordance with customer, regulatory and legislative expectations.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to interact with subject matter experts regarding a wide range of technical and operational topics.

  • Willingness to travel within the UK and overseas

Additional Skills - Lead Safety Engineer - Land and Naval

  • Experience of MIL-STD-882, EN 61508 RTCA DO-254 and RTCA DO-178C or similar;

  • Experience of working with the external stakeholders to understand the concept of operations for products, in order to understand the functional safety/hazards and define/agree the appropriate mitigations;

  • Ability to identify and deliver alternate/innovative ways to manage safety, including ensuring buy-in from key regulatory bodies;

  • Active membership of an external safety specialist group

  • Familiarity with the principles of incident investigation and knows how to implement an investigation process;