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Functional Safety Engineer

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Northrop Grumman

2021-12-03 07:40:54

Job location Barkingside, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Requisition ID: 892Category: Environmental, Health & SafetyLocation: New Malden - POST-LON, United KingdomCitizenship Required: United Kingdom CitizenshipClearance Type: Security Check (SC)Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this positionTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.The Functional Safety Engineer role involves working as part of the functional safety engineering team supporting the delivery of a number of complex safety critical and safety related systems across multiple platforms.The role is specifically to undertake safety engineering activities in accordance with the NG safety processes and using guidance from Def Stan 00-056 and IEC61508.The primary activities will involve undertaking hazard identification and analysis activities and recording the outputs in the project hazard log.Such activities will include but not be limited to Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs), Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA). The role will also require the safety engineer to be aware of the latest legislation and regulations impacting the projects they work on and to be able to analyse the relevant standards and regulations for areas that must be complied with.Role Responsibilities:Be responsible to the Project Safety Manager, who leads the technical safety work and is responsible for generating the safety case.Undertake safety analysis activities as directed by the project safety manager.Generate safety requirements for the system to ensure that the customers safety targets and derived safety targets can be met by the system design (e.g. random hardware failure probabilities or systematic safety integrity level (SIL) targets for software and/or firmware.Support the planning of safety activities on a complex project, including effort estimating to deliver the project milestones and safety case objectives.Supporting audits at internal and external design reviews and safety committee meetingsGenerating safety analysis and documenting it in a report, which will be the subject of internal peer review, governance reviews and presenting the findings to the customer.Producing technical documentation to a high standard in accordance with company/customer proceduresTravelling to customer and sub-contractor sites in the UK, occasionally overseas, as requiredUndertaking analysis that positively impacts the design decisions and solutions propose by the engineering teamsPresenting complex and reasoned safety arguments to internal and external stakeholders in order to influence their consideration of safety decisions.Working collaboratively within multi-disciplined teams to maximise NGs reputation by generating high quality and well-reasoned outputsWhat we are looking for:Relevant work experience in a safety-related engineering environmentUnderstanding and awareness of international and defence standards such as IEC 61508 and Def Stan 00-056Awareness of safety assurance of COTS PE based systems or high integrity softwareAbility to understand hardware and software failure modes, causes and effectsExperience in some areas safety/reliability analysis techniques: hazard identification and analysis, FMECA, FTA, Functional Failure AnalysisAwareness of the tools and techniques used in Risk Assessments and developing ALARP justificationsAbility to work in a multi-disciplinary team (e.g. systems, hardware, software and ILS engineers, project management, customer and supplier engineering teams)Degree, HND, HNC in Engineering or Safety Management related disciplineIt would be great if you had:Experience of Commercial or Military Maritime engineering Safety requirements capture, negotiation and trade-offKnowledge of Human Factors EngineeringKnowledge of formal Validation and Verification processesUK Defence experience on maritime projectsKnowledge of the full systems engineering lifecycleAdditional information:Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able hold and maintain UK Government clearancesNorthrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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