Product Safety & Environmental Engineer

Contract Full Time

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Job Description

Purpose of the Role:

To exercise delegated responsibility for the safety and environmental management of specified projects.
To provide both physical and functional safety expertise to specified projects.
To provide product environmental expertise to specified projects.
Generate all the required safety & environmental documentation including safety plans, hazard logs, safety assessments, safety cases, environmental impact assessments & reports.
To contribute to the pool of safety & environmental expertise within Combat Systems Engineering.
To support the internal safety & environmental management systems.


Your main responsibilities as a Product Safety Engineer will involve:

Producing pre-bid product safety & environmental assessments to inform the risks associated with the project

Producing safety & environmental management plans

Developing safety & environmental arguments for complex systems (including software) sometimes from first principles

Selecting and executing the most appropriate and recognised hazard identification, analysis and risk classification / reduction techniques

Developing Hazard Logs using SMARTer

The Individual

Your skills and qualifications as a Product Safety & Environmental Engineer:


HNC/HND or equivalent qualification or experience in Engineering

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

System safety/ product safety
Naval operator/maintainer background within WeaponsExperience of working with multiple project stakeholders at various levels

An awareness of legislation, standards, processes and tools used in safety and environmental engineering


Experience working within a Ministry of Defence/Royal Naval environment

Product safety or systems safety experience gained from a complex engineering environment

Understanding of MoD safety management activities and processes, e.g. DSA01.1, DSA02.DLSR, DEF STAN 00-051, 00-055, 00-056 and the ALARP process

The ability to carry out and analyse results of studies such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Mode Effects & Critical Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), to gather evidence to support the production of a safety case

Experience in conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56

Exposure to IEC 61508 (Functional Safety of electrical / electronic / programmable electronic safety-related systems)

An understanding of the BowTie methodology and ability to produce BowTie diagrams

An understanding of Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)

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