The System Safety Engineer is responsible for supporting the Lead System and Lead PE Safety Engineer in the implementation, co-ordination and conduct of programme safety and environmental related activities.
This will include developing Safety Cases, associated safety arguments, and the identification and management of hazards inherent in the final product to ensure that LM complies with both legislative and contracted Health and Safety.
In addition, PE Safety tasks may include performing PE specific safety management activities, developing PE Safety Management Plans, and associated audit plans / audits, safety cases, as well as associated safety arguments and working with suppliers to achieve their compliance where content is subcontracted.
Under the direction of LM leadership, and/or Lead System and Lead PE Safety Engineer, undertake the following tasks:
Develop Safety Management Plans, including sub-contractor/supplier interfacing elements
Conduct Functional Safety Assessments for System and PE safety aspects, such as Preliminary Hazard Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Sub System Hazard Analysis, Functional safety assessment, Occupational and Operating Hazard Analysis.
Derive System and PE safety requirements, including integrity requirements
Document System Level Safety Arguments, Safety Cases and Safety Reports for System and/or PE Safety aspects
Review subcontract safety documents.
Support Project Safety Committees, Safety Review Meeting, Technical Interface Meetings, Safety Review Meetings and Safety Working Groups
Conduct Zonals and physical safety audits.
Demonstrate compliance with legislative requirements
Support PE safety audits and manage findings to closure
Support development of LM safety processes/procedures and improvements
Essential Educational Requirements
The System Safety Engineer will have a Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, and have experience in an engineering discipline (one of which must be safety related).
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Established in 1991, Rotary and Mission Systems Integrated Systems (RMS IS), is a leading prime contractor and systems integrator responsible for a wide portfolio of high technology programmes, complex integration, training and through-life support, spanning the defence and civil sectors. The LM RMS IS business, a leading provider of systems engineering, software development and complex programme management for global security, cyber, civil and commercial markets. This position is to support the System and Programmable Elements (PE) Safety Programme for Merlin (notably CROWSNEST), Maritime and Future Business pursuits. These programmes include technology enhancements to the aircraft and maritime platforms, ground preparation/analysis systems, training systems and support infrastructure.
Clearance Required for Role
Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?
Required skills, qualifications and experience
Recent, relevant experience of safety programmes in a prime contractor/systems integration environment.
Working and current knowledge of:
UK and EU safety related legislation (e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act)
Environmental legislation and management systems (eg. ISO14001 etc.)
Defence and commercial safety standards such as Def Stan 00-056, Def-Stan 00-055, Mil Std 882, IEC61508, JSP 430), RTCA DO– 178C, and RTCA DO254
Safety Case development using the Adelard Safety Case Editor (ASCE)
Hazard Management using eCassandra
Event Tree and Fault Tree development using Reliability Work Bench
Programme Element Safety Summary (PESS) development in accordance with Def-Stan 00-055
Experience of the software development commensurate with Safety Integrity Level 2 including safety aspects of software requirements methodologies, design principles, Coding and verification
Understanding of the impact of use of COTS equipment and/or of PE reuse in a safety related environment
Desired skills, qualifications and experience
Application of the required skills in a military aircraft environment
Understanding of the Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Articles as they apply to Rotary Aircraft, in particular the RA 1200 series
Understanding Def-Stan 00-970, and its application to Rotary platforms
Experience of the PE development commensurate with Safety Integrity Level 3
Auditing experience, PE in particular
The System Safety Engineer will exhibit the following attributes:
Be able to work on the task associated with the overall function without placing an excessive burden on the practitioner or expert
Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
Be a team player
Be able to work with minimal supervision
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