Systems Safety Lead - Bristol

Ref: 734 Date Posted: Friday 27 Nov 2020
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Location:               Bristol
Salary:                   £45,000 - £55,000 + benefits (Bonus, Pension & more)
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Safety Lead working within a multi-functional engineering department for a market leading defence organisation. The role sits within a future systems development team whose aim is to mature concepts using new and unusual tech, deliver prototypes, demonstrations and trials, ultimately delivering step changes in capability
As the safety specialist, you will employ your ability to see the bigger picture whilst understanding the detail to many and varied challenges at all stages of the CADMID cycle.
Systems Safety Lead Role
This role is to lead all system and trial safety solution definition and analysis activities and manage the generation of the overarching safety case documentation, engage with the relevant stakeholder and accreditation bodies, and address any issues that arise. This role will also be responsible for managing the system security analysis with support of the InfoSec and Cyber team and delivering implementation of appropriate security measures based on a risk balanced approach.
Systems Safety Lead skills and qualifications required:
  • Knowledge of relevant safety and security standards (such as DefStan 00-56) and safety assessment methodologies
  • Understanding of the ALARP principle and its application to safety assessment
  • Good analytical and methodical thinking to ensure completeness and consistency in safety and security analysis work
  • Experience in the use of Rhapsody, DOORs, and the IBM Rational Toolset, including configuration management structures and approaches.
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills, particularly for presenting complex technical arguments or analysis simply and succinctly.  Communicating key points to broad groups of stakeholders.
  • Ideally have an understanding of Laser hazards and the potential risk and accidents associated with operation of any laser system, but specifically High Power LDEW.
  • A technical and practical way of thinking, possibly with a physics background, coupled with system design experience and an ability to see how things fit together
  • Creativity, imagination & problem-solving skills
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