Head of Safety

South Wales
23 May 2017
20 Jun 2017
William James
Clearance Level
Job Type
Head of Safety
South Wales
SC Cleared

The Head Of Safety role is accountable for enacting the Safety Policy; primarily this is discharged by execution of Safety Management Programmes to address Functional and Non-Functional Safety aspects of solutions.
The successful candidate will be a Chartered Engineer with several years' experience of safety team leadership and delivery across multiple programmes. The ability to maintain the business's safety capability, provide strategic safety leadership and deliver flexible and innovative approaches.
The role holder will be expected to ensure SQEP personnel are allocated into Project Safety Engineer and Independent Safety Authority roles across the portfolio of Mission Systems programmes; in addition the role holder will contribute directly as a Project Safety Engineer to the EvO programme.


* Work with the Project Safety Engineer and be responsible for the system safety case.
* Work with the EvO Joint Programme Office (JPO) in the transitioning of the safety case to the JPO.
* Maintain and develop the business' safety capability.
* Provide independent assurance as the company's internal Independent Safety Authority (iISA) for several key programmes.
* Provide safety leadership in corporate safety management.

Required Skills & Abilities

1. Demonstrable breadth and depth of experience/competence in Safety Engineering for large scale system of systems, or a background that provides the equivalent transferrable experience/competence.
2. Demonstrable ability to lead a Safety Engineering capability.
3. Competence in the following areas:
* System and product safety case plans and reports
* Software Safety
* Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis
* Modular Safety Cases and Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)
* Def Stan 00-55; 00-56; IEC 61508; JSP 454; DO-254; DO-178B and C;
* Safety Integrity Levels (SILs)
* Legislative compliance and knowledge of current/future safety and environmental legislation
* Environmental Management
4. A demonstrable ability to think at the systems level and innovate.

Required Education & Experience

*Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (or equivalent), an MSc in System Safety would be advantageous
*Track record of delivery on Safety and Environmental programmes
*Understanding of Systems Engineering
*Experience of functional safety and system of systems safety
*Security cleared
*Chartered Engineer, or equivalent status is highly desirable.

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