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Lead Safety Engineer (L&N)

Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Clearance Level
Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, Information Technology
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Leonardo is looking for a Lead Safety Engineer, working within the Design Integrity organisation and with safety specialist across the Electronics Division in the UK. The individual will support the Design Authority to assure safety of products within the Land and Naval and Detectors lines of business led out of Basildon, but with work covering Southampton and Farnham.

The individual will provide assurance that products comply with Safety, Environmental and Legislative requirements, primarily within the land, naval and airborne domains. Working with other safety specialists, the individual will play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the Product Safety and Environmental Impact Management System, which is integral to Design Integrity.

The role will be based at Basildon, with the expectation of travel within the UK and occasional international trips.
Reporting to the Chief Engineer Design Integrity this safety specialist will:

Be the Independent Safety, Environmental and Legislative assessor to provide
- Assurance that Product Plans will achieve contractual and company requirements;
- Assurance that requirements have been adequately defined for product development;
- Assurance that claims, arguments and evidence for products are robust.

Operate as the Safety signatory on behalf of the company

Participate in Product Safety Panels as a specialist advisor to manage and resolve safety incidents;

Maintain an up to date knowledge of safety and environmental legislation and customer needs;

Participate in company working groups to monitor proposed changes to the legislative environment;

As a practitioner, provide input and advice to the product development teams;

Operate as a consultant to promote safety culture within Leonardo working with Safety, Health and Environmental teams to ensure safe working practices are maintained;

Develop and deliver training courses and speak with confidence on Product Safety and Environmental matters;

Perform safety audits of internal and external/subcontract teams assuring that safety and environmental requirements are achieved.


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

The company employs around 7,000 people across the UK with sites based in Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil.

Leonardo offers a funded benefits package and flexible-working conditions. As one of the UK’s leading engineering companies, you have the opportunity to work alongside leading experts in their field and to take on some of the sector's most challenging engineering programmes.

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+44 (0)1268 823400
Sigma House
Christopher Martin Road
SS14 3EL
United Kingdom
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