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Product Safety Engineer

Thales

Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales provides everything an organisation needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged user control and high assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales e-Security to confidently accelerate their organisation’s digital transformation.

Thales e-Security in the UK has successfully transformed itself into a people-centric Agile organisation. The context of this role is to drive the balance between agility and the engineering rigour required to meet business goals and constraints – e.g. product security certification and ISO9001 accreditation.

Primary Purpose of the Job

To be responsible for the undertaking of delegated programme safety-related tasks within a programme or during product development
Prepare adequate and complete Safety Cases and Safety Case Reports, at system level, supported by unit and equipment level product Technical Construction Files, Safety Audits, Tests & Inspection reports and Environmental Impact Assessments/Hazard Materials Lists and other safety artefacts as required by Def Stan 00-56 Iss 7
To ensure Systems are safe and fit for purpose

Principal Relationships

Report to the Engineering Safety Manager
Interact with other members of the safety community and related functions, e.g. Product Safety and Environmental Protection Engineers, and Quality Assurance
Liaison and management of Specialist Functional Service, e.g. EMC and Mechanical Engineering (Stress Analysis)
Interact with other business functions such as Systems Engineering, Programme Management, Product Development, Product Managers, Design Authorities and Technical Leads

Key Responsibilities

To capture and manage the programme System and Product Safety requirements
Estimation of resources (time, personnel, and specialist services) required
To compile and present Safety Cases and Safety Case Reports, in accordance with the Programme Safety Management Plan, Thales Programme Management procedures and the Programme Schedule
Develop Product and System Hazard Logs
Chairing and producing & circulating minutes of safety-related meetings
To complete collation of product safety data for the purposes of CE marking systems for specific programmes

Knowledge Required

Degree level or equivalent in relevant technical field (e.g. electrical, mechanical engineering)
System Safety Engineering - objectives and processes
System Safety Standards (essential)
POSMS
DefStan 00-56
UK Health & Safety Legislation

Knowledge/Experience Desirable

Knowledge of product safety standards (desirable)
EN/IEC 60950, EN/IEC61010, EN60215, EN60204
UL/CSA
Appreciate the difference between “Functional”, “System” and “Physical” safety
EU Directives & CE marking process (highly desirable)
Hazardous Materials/POEMS
Environmental Impact Assessments
Management & Disposal of materials
RoHS and REACH regulations/legislation

Skills Required

Technical competence in core areas, given effective guidance and supervision
Able to understand safety requirements (contract, legal and company policy derived)
Broad understanding of electrical, electronic and mechanical technologies – understanding of RF and/or RadHaz considerations would be desirable

Attributes Required

Good attention to detail, to understand subtleties of contract and legislative requirements
Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels
Able to question in a non-confrontational manner
Understand limits of own knowledge
Self-motivated to deliver against agreed objectives, and organises and prioritises own time to achieve expected results
Generates and assesses possible solutions to conflicts, and uses established procedures to evaluate them
Chartered Engineer status (or working towards)
SC clearance

Experience Required

Experience in system safety, preferably for UK MOD related programmes
Preparation of Safety Management Plans and Safety Cases
Use of F(C)MEA, FTA, SWIFT, Risk Matrices, Environmental Impact Matrices
Understanding of the ALARP principle, and construction and support of ALARP Statements


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