Systems Safety Engineer

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Systems Safety Engineer

Would you like to play a key part in an established development team in Air? We currently have a vacancy for a Systems Safety Engineer at our site in Christchurch.

As a Systems Safety Engineer you will report to the Project Engineering Manager and Project Design Authority as applicable. You will be required to help in diagnosing and solving customer reported issues. This will involve review and maintenance of project safety documentation and support to implement safe solutions through hands-on integration and test activity with the wide variety of equipment and technology used on the project, including mobile and deployed networking, enterprise computing and bespoke software development.

Falcon is a deployable communications infrastructure currently in service with the Army and the RAF. The programme provides a wide-ranging Contractor Logistics Support service as well as multiple development and procurement Post Design Service (PDS) tasks to enhance and extend the current functionality. In addition, the team participate in numerous bid activities for additional tasks, as well as the next phases of both the support and future development contracts. In short, Falcon is a very active programme with a wide variety of engineering activities to be involved in.

As part of the development team you will have the opportunity to work closely with your team members, as well as providing support to other teams such as business winning, development, test, and support teams. You may also have the opportunity to support and advise Junior Engineers as directed by the Engineering Manager or Design Authority.

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Safety Engineer will involve:

Providing Systems Engineering support to business development activities, including study/experimentation activities, system de-risking activities

Managing Safety Engineering to deliver ongoing support and Post Design Service changes

Developing and implementing and designing technical solutions that meet the customer requirements

Providing realistic estimates for specified activities to the development lead

Reporting accurately on progress

Completing work to a high standard and to scope, quality and budget

Supporting System Integration Activities

Assessing and managing the safety of the project, implementation or subcontract of proposed solutions and the testing involved in verifying them

Your skills and qualifications:

A strong Systems engineering background

A good understanding of the complete systems engineering lifecycle (e.g. requirements, design, specification, implementation, integration and testing, acceptance), and development tools (e.g. Requirements Management, Modelling and defect reporting systems)

Experience producing and implementing Safety Management Systems, Hazard Assessments and Safety Cases

Willingness to adapt to the variety of engineering tasks within the project and enthusiasm to extend own knowledge to support this

Experience of providing engineering input and support to business development activities would be an advantage

A background in Communications, (voice, data and radio products) is highly desirable

Demonstrable knowledge or experience in some or all of the following would be especially desirable, in particular their applications in a military context:

Communications technologies: IP networking (including network design), VOIP, Point-to-Point radio links, 4G mobile technologies, network security, network management

Software Operating Systems (Windows Server, Linux, VM Environments)

A good understanding of designing equipment to meet stringent environmental requirements such as EMC, Environmental etc. would be advantageous

Understanding of Design Certification and Product Safety Processes

Familiarity with Export control and ITAR rules and regulations would be desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to work in a team and the willingness to adapt to the variety of engineering tasks within the project and have the enthusiasm to extend your own knowledge to support this. You will have excellent innovation and pragmatic problem-solving skills. You will have strong interpersonal skills and communication skills and be flexible to work outside of normal office hours (if required) and occasional off site working.

Location: Christchurch

Salary: £42,300 + dependant on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today.You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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