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Safety & Design for Environment Manager


Crawley, United Kingdom

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Safety Engineer working in the ISR Engineering organisation.

To provide safety engineering lead to programmes. There are three key aspects to this role:

Principal point of contact with Customer(s) for all Safety related matters.
Responsible to the PDA for ensuring that the derived safety requirements are assessed and that the evidence demonstrates that the requirements have been met.
Responsible to QA for ensuring that the system complies with all legal and legislative safety requirements.

Principal Relationships:

Reporting to ISR Engineering organisation.
Reporting to the Project Design Authority, you will interface directly with customers and their appointed Independent Safety Environmental Auditor (ISEA) & Independent Technical Evaluator (ITE), Thales suppliers and support consultants (if applicable).
The role has an independent reporting responsibility to the Director responsible for Safety.
The role will also involve direct interaction with the Thales Regulatory Compliance Office.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

Day to day management of Safety tasks.
Responsible for the generation of System Safety Case.
Technically manage the project safety consultants (if applicable) ensuring they are working on best available project data and their activities are progressing in accordance with the defined sub-contract requirements.
Liaise with suppliers, in acceptable approaches to meeting the requirements of Def Stan 00-56, including read-across from US Standards (Mil Std, RTCA-DO, etc).
Review of sub-contractor provided documentation including Safety Management Plans, Programme Plans and Software Safety Plans, Safety Analysis documentation, and Safety Cases. Continuous assessment of supply chain safety compliance data through Audits and Hazard Log Reviews.
Support to the ISEA and ITE activities (if applicable).
Undertake all work activities in line with Thales processes to consistently deliver business commitments.
Focus on the quality of what we deliver to the customer, be proactive and look at continually improving the way we work.

Skills/Experience/Qualifications Required

Experience of safety engineering ideally with significant software content.
Experience of working directly with UK MoD, UK and overseas suppliers in a responsible safety-related role.
Knowledge of UK safety standards including Def Stan 00-56 & Def Stan 00-55 is essential.
Knowledge of US safety standards Mil-882C & RTCA-DO-178B is desirable.
Experience of complex system safety case development.
Safety Audit experience desirable

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