Safety Engineer

Ref No. EMP459157
Location Bristol, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 months)
Job Status Now Interviewing


Contract Safety Engineer required for a Defence client based in Bristol.

- Def Stan 00-56

- Hazard Identification and Analysis

- Safety and Reliability Analysis

- Safety Requirements and Justification


Safety Engineer

The Job

Safety Engineer

  • To act as safety Subject Matter Expert (SME) to designated projects; supplying considerable knowledge and experience in the defence environment for the development of real-time software and electronic systems in the function of Safety Engineering;
  • To plan and carry out safety management activities for project scope commensurate with applicable standards at the required Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and mentor safety peers;
  • Prepare safety and environmental arguments with cognisance to POSMS and POEMS to support the safety case in compliance with Def Stan 00-56 and relevant Ship Safety policies;
  • Lead safety review meetings with safety stakeholders for purposes of Hazard Identification and Analysis (HIA) and safety / environmental risk reduction;
  • Prepare and maintain equipment hazard logs and safety reports;
  • Carry out functional failure analyses to determine hardware and system reliability;
  • Carry out software and Programmable Electronic System (PES) assessments of process and documentation against applicable development standards;
  • To lead the derivation, documentation and justification of safety requirements;
  • To provide safety support to lifecycle review meetings and carry out reviews of engineering deliverable documents;
  • To carry out internal and sub-contractor safety audits and support audits from an externally appointed Independent Safety Auditor (ISA);

Qualified to degree level in an engineering discipline with a minimum of 5 years' experience in the development and justification of safety-related software systems;

Solid understanding of the requirements of Defence Projects preferably in the marine environment. Work experience with Defence Standards, Software Development Standards, military specifications and Lloyds rules;

Training and experience of safety and reliability analyses to support physical and functional hazard assessments, risk reduction, determination of safety requirements and design safety justification;

Training and experience in software development and verification, software lifecycle documentation, development and verification tools and appropriate measures for good practice to defence standards, IEC 61508 and / or DO-178C;

Solid understanding of: safety controls to ensure safety is inherent in design, an appreciation of human factors, environmental hazards, quality, requirements management, test and acceptance processes;

Well-developed planning, communications (including client-handling), organisational and co-ordination skills, ability and enthusiasm to mentor others;

Excellent PC skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, DOORS, safety and reliability databases / tools).

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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