Functional Safety Engineer

Functional Safety Engineer

Job Title: Functional Safety Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South London, London
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16938_1637757164
Contact Name: Andrew Little
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 24, 2021 12:32

Job Description

Our client is a global security company that is expanding its UK business. They are looking for an experienced functional safety engineer for a permanent role in South London. The role would suit someone with current experience and knowledge of Stan 00-056 and IEC61508.

The primary activities will involve undertaking hazard identification and analysis activities and recording the outputs in the project hazard log. Such activities will include but not be limited to Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs), Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA).

The role will also require the safety engineer to be aware of the latest legislation and regulations impacting the projects they work on and to be able to analyse the relevant standards and regulations for areas that must be complied with.

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 customers safety targets and derived safety targets can be met by the system design (e.g. 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.
Working collaboratively within multi-disciplined teams to maximise NGs reputation by generating high quality and well-reasoned outputs

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 (e.g. systems, hardware, software and ILS engineers, project management, customer and supplier engineering teams)
Degree, HND, HNC in Engineering or Safety Management related discipline
It would be great if you had:

Experience in Commercial or Military Maritime engineering
Safety requirements capture, negotiation and trade-off
Knowledge of Human Factors Engineering
Knowledge of formal Validation and Verification processes
UK Defence experience on maritime projects
Knowledge of the full systems engineering lifecycle

Additional information:

Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.
Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

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