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Safety Engineers - Defence Systems (Multiple Vacancies)

  • Location: Gateshead
  • Salary: Attractive + Benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Land systems
  • Function: Engineering
  • Contact: Peter Heap
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 397555
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 03 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 61558

Safety Engineers - Defence and Military Systems – Permanent – Attractive

Multiple Safety Engineers are required to join an International Defence Systems company that designs, manufactures, and supports world leading military Systems. The successful Safety Engineers will be supporting the systems, trials, and sub-system teams. This is a varied role which will expose you to lots of different vehicles and systems.

The Safety Engineer role requires close liaison between Engineering teams and suppliers. The Safety Engineers must have significant drive and energy, strong engineering skills, and the ability to deliver a diverse programme to demanding time, target cost and quality requirements are essential attributes to succeed.

The Safety Engineers must be team players prepared to work with a multi-site engineering team within the company and the customer community. The Safety Engineers will be required to work across geographical and cultural divides to draw together a comprehensive engineering capability that will derive balanced system solutions.

Safety Engineers will be responsible for the following:

  • Support Project Safety Manager
  • Successful delivery of the Safety Programme to quality, cost, and schedule
  • Operate in accordance with, a Safety, Environmental and Legislative management plan
  • Facilitate and chair Hazard Identification meetings on behalf of customer and project
  • Undertake safety analysis utilising a variety of techniques
  • Conduct Functional Failure Analysis (FFA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Conduct Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Provide guidance to engineering and other functional departments
  • Provide guidance in relation to Safety, Environmental and Legislative requirements
  • Generate and maintain a robust Hazard Log
  • Provide support to assurance that the design with supporting evidence for the safety case
  • Generate coherent safety justifications and Safety Case Reports for customers/ projects

The Safety Engineers should have the following Qualifications Skills or Experience:

  • Engineering Degree desirable
  • ONC/HNC or equivalent experience in Engineering
  • Experience of safety engineering within a vehicle environment  (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of MOD Safety & Environmental Management Systems
  • Understanding of MoD safety management activities and processes
  • A good working knowledge hazard management tools
  • Able to complete and oversee the production and presentation of reports
  • Able to carry out safety analysis and research activities
  • Ability to effectively manage conflicting priorities and deadlines
  • Able to work under pressure and be able to schedule, coordinate and maintain efficiency
  • Must have good presentation skills
  • Knowledge or experience of Functional Safety, Accident Analysis and Supplier Safety

**Security Clearance (SC) will be required due to the nature of the Defence products involved**

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have the experience for the Safety Engineersand you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446127 or send suitable CV’s


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.