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Safety Assurance Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/01/2020
  • Duration: permanent/or contract
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The Role:
Safety Assurance Engineer

Why do we have this role?
The company specialises in providing mission-critical software, control systems and data science led solutions, primarily in the transport industry. Our vision is to create a truly connected rail network, using our deep technology expertise and rail industry experience to deliver game-changing solutions that meet transport challenges across the UK and beyond. We are excited by the possibilities offered by technology and are driven by improving experiences for passengers globally.

As a Safety Assurance Engineer, you will work with project management, technology specialists and delivery resources to provide product assurance and engineering safety management to meet rail industry standards and regulations for both new and modified products, covering development and support of Traffic Management and safety-related signalling control systems in a safety case led environment.

What are the key objectives?
* Deliver against product assurance and engineering safety management requirements as an integral part of the project team
* Provide appropriate technical input and verification; in software quality assurance, hazard identification, risk assessment, writing/reviewing of safety plans, management of hazard records, safety requirements and safety integrity levels, development/review of safety cases and safety justification reports
* Liaise with other internal and external product and safety assurance teams to continue to grow our respected reputation and trust in our product assurance credentials
* Contribute to quality and safety-related product development, supporting process improvement
* Always operate conscientiously and safely with due regard to confidentiality and security

Top Internal Relationships
1. Programme Realisation team
2. Functional Directors/Managers
3. Technology specialists and delivery resources
4. Product owner, QA representatives and client product approval teams

Person Requirements
* Experience with engineering safety management process, hazard identification, risk assessment and derivation of safety requirements
* Understanding of software quality assurance and the software development lifecycle
* Understanding of legal and safety regulatory railway operation frameworks, e.g. Common Safety Method for risk evaluation and assessment, regulatory guidance, client acceptance process, etc.
* Familiarity with the relevant CENELEC standards (e.g. BS EN 50126, BS EN 50128, BS EN 50129)
* A good appreciation of RAM analysis and in the UK, Network Rail's Design for Reliability Process
* Practical experience of applying engineering safety throughout system development lifecycles
* Knowledge/experience of rail signalling control systems and interfaces with interlockings
* Awareness of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
* Quality and/or safety auditing experience
* A proactive and resilient self-starter, able to work effectively under her or his own initiative
* Highly organised with excellent organisation and time management skills
* Able to motivate and influence individuals, to meet product assurance requirements
* Qualified to degree-level, preferably with CEng or working towards equivalent Chartership

Our Values and Behaviours
It's the 'how' we do things together with the 'what' we do that differentiates us. We want our people to display our values and behaviours in their day-to-day activities. Therefore, we want you to show us that you are:

Rigorous, e.g.
* The customer is at the heart of all we do
* We apply our expert technical knowledge to deliver value for the customer
* We are accountable for our actions

Bold, e.g.
* We are insatiably curious and turn that curiosity into value for the business and our customers
* We challenge conventional thinking and encourage others to question it too
* We take the right risks

Determined, e.g.
* Delivering for our customer drives us
* We are OK with ambiguity and understand what is required to adapt and respond to uncertainty
* We are tenacious and keep going even when things don't proceed as planned

Collaborative, e.g.
* We are great partners for our customers and the industry
* We care about the impact of our actions on others
* We achieve delivery by agreeing and working towards shared goals

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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