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Job Description:

You have the opportunity to become part of the Directed Energy Weapons team, supporting the development of state-of-the-art weaponry, within the Weapons Operating Centre at DE&S. In these roles, you will play a significant part in supporting the delivery of Laser and Radiofrequency Directed Energy Weapon demonstrators into the hands of British Troops and exploring how Directed Energy Weapons systems could support our Armed Forces in the future.

You will have drive, resilience and ambition, and will work to provide safety support to teams throughout the equipment and platform acquisition lifecycle, which may span requirement setting in the concept phase and design, through to in-service support of our current platforms and their eventual disposal. These roles will encompass elements of planning and performance reporting; as a result, you will enhance your skills and subject matter knowledge to help DE&S ensure that the Armed Forces can operate in the most demanding environments. If you have a talent for communicating, influencing and embracing change, this could be the role for you.

You will receive high quality on-the-job development, working in a supportive and dynamic team alongside the UK's leading experts in Directed Energy technologies.

Please note that due to the nature of the projects involved, this post is reserved for sole UK Nationals only, with certain posts requiring that candidates are willing and able to undergo Developed Vetting in-post.

Responsibilities for Safety Engineer
As a Safety Engineer within DE&S, you will be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance, supporting the delivery of Acquisition Safety requirements and solutions across the business, including regular interaction with both internal and external stakeholders and advising customers. Utilising your skills, you will ensure that the systems delivered are safe and suitable for use; identifying, understanding and mitigating hazards to steer DEW projects to successful outcomes at a rapid pace.

Other responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to, the following:

* Develop, maintain and review project safety artefacts including Safety and Environmental Management Plans, Hazard Logs, Safety & Environmental Cases and Reports
* Organise, convene and record the Project Safety & Environmental Panels (PSEPs), Hazard Management Working Group and Environmental Working Group monitoring progress against the plan and tracking action completion
* Deliver and report progress against the Safety & Environmental Management Plans
* Demonstrate project compliance with policy, legislation and regulation
* Evaluate Supplier proposals, plans and reports against project objectives and guide Suppliers in delivering a system which meets the safety & environmental objectives
* Undertake System Safety Risk Assessments and develop mitigations to manage and control risks, taking forward where appropriate
* Interpret and apply safety policy for the development of complex systems
* Undertake varied stakeholder engagement activities necessary to achieve acceptance of DEW User Experimentation Safety Cases
* Secure Second Party Assurance and Audit on project activities and artefacts to provide confidence in approaches and outcomes
* Continually develop your working knowledge of Directed Energy Weapon Systems as well as DE&S Safety policy and process, (through Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management Systems ASEMS) and the DSA regulatory framework
* Develop into a focal point for Directed Energy Weapons (technical and safety) in Defence

What you will be assessed against
To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* You will hold a minimum Level 4 qualification (e.g. HNC) in a relevant Engineering/Science subject or will demonstrate equivalent experience
* You will have demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining Safety and Environmental Cases and Hazard Logs, and producing Safety and Environmental Case Reports and Assessments
* You will have experience of implementing, developing and maintaining Safety and Environmental Management Systems in compliance with appropriate UK/EU legislation and regulations
* You will demonstrate the ability to deal with technical issues and problem solving

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

* Experience of risk assessment and hazard management in any High Hazard engineering field (e.g. Oil & Gas, Rail, Chemical, Weapons or Explosives)
* Experience in use of Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management Systems and developing Safety and Environmental Case Reports (SECR)
* Experience in developing safety arguments using Goal Structuring Notation/Claim-Argument-Evidence
* Familiarity with engineering risk techniques e.g. FTA, FMECA, HAZOP, SWIFT
* Experience with MOD/DE&S policy, process and regulations

What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market-leading employer pension contributions of between 26.6% and 30.3% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Whilst you will be based out of the listed location, DE&S promotes Smarter working, which provides flexibility over where work is carried out whilst ensuring organisational outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently. We adopt an 'attend for a purpose' approach in relation to visits to site.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    No

  • Industry Sector Other

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