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Product Safety Engineer


Thales
Location: Cheadle
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Health & Safety Jobs
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Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Role Title:

Product Safety Engineer

Responsibilities

* Exercise duties in accordance with statutory requirements and the Thales Safety & Environmental Management System, mitigating risks and improving overall safety performance
* Demonstrate strong and active leadership for safety and environmental protection, setting high standards across all areas
* Immediately raise any concerns regarding the safety of a product, or the application of policies and processes with their line manager or the Safety Authority

Major Tasks and Activities

* To facilitate appropriate hazard /risk identification and analysis, and associated evaluation or management activities
* To generate safety artefacts required to support the product safety argument under guidance from the SSEM and Safety Assurance Manager
* To support Project Design Authorities in achieving compliance with Legislation, Regulations and Standards applicable to the product(s)
* To develop and ensure fundamental product safety requirements are incorporated from an early design phase, and maintained throughout
* Where appropriate, to act as the Product Safety point of contact for the project team, particularly in terms of collation of evidence and deliverables required from the team to support the product safety argument
* To escalate issues to the SSEM or Safety Assurance Manager (SAM) regarding the safety programme for a product
* To provide input from a safety perspective to DDQS Design Reviews and to raise any concerns at the meeting or notify the PSM
* To attend Special Type Test Equipment (STTE) safety inspections and supportthe generation of STTE forms/reports in accordance with Chorus guidance, and ensure these are appropriately peer reviewed
* To provide safety input to bid activities, and provide guidance as to the safety programme requirements

* To attend Project Safety and Environmental Committees and by default to record minutes and actions, as well as raising any concerns with the PSM or SAM To contribute where possible to the improvement and continual development of the Thales Safety Management System and associated processes, and raise any potential improvements identified with the SAM
* To assist the Work Package Manager in generating reasonable estimates and recording ‘actuals’ throughout the programme
* To peer review product safety-related artefacts generated by others in the team
* To report on the status of safety programmes
* When delegated by the Safety Assurance Manager, approve Interim Certificates of Design on behalf of Safety Authority.

Personal Attributes

Key Technical Skills

* In depth knowledge of Product Safety Management Processes, and experienced in the implementation and delivery of Product and System Safety Engineering activities
* Knowledgeable with respect to Product Safety related Legislation, Regulation and Standards
* Practiced in the use of hazard and risk identification, assessment and management techniques
* Knowledge of lifecycle management, its requirements and application
* Experience in accurately costing/estimating tasks
* Experience in large platform safety integration and/or systems of systems safety concepts

Key Behavioural Skills

* Ability to build positive and effective relationships with all stakeholders, including team members and customers
* Able to facilitate decision-making and conflict resolution
* Good communication and influencing skills
* Shows drive, initiative and commitment
* Ability to operate across all levels of the enterprise, both technically and personally

Role Specific

Qualifications

* Essential product safety experience and delivery of MOD projects. This is not a HSE/QSEP role.
* Appropriate engineering qualification and/or experience in engineering safety management
* Member of a professional body
* Chartered status or working towards Chartered status
* Experience in working to standards such as DEF Stan 00-056, 00-055, 00-051, IEC 61508, JSPs, and DSA02 or similar is highly desirable.
* Security Clearance or capable of attaining security clearance is essential.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!
Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Role Title:

Product Safety Engineer

Responsibilities

* Exercise duties in accordance with statutory requirements and the Thales Safety & Environmental Management System, mitigating risks and improving overall safety performance
* Demonstrate strong and active leadership for safety and environmental protection, setting high standards across all areas
* Immediately raise any concerns regarding the safety of a product, or the application of policies and processes with their line manager or the Safety Authority

Major Tasks and Activities

* To facilitate appropriate hazard /risk identification and analysis, and associated evaluation or management activities
* To generate safety artefacts required to support the product safety argument under guidance from the SSEM and Safety Assurance Manager
* To support Project Design Authorities in achieving compliance with Legislation, Regulations and Standards applicable to the product(s)
* To develop and ensure fundamental product safety requirements are incorporated from an early design phase, and maintained throughout
* Where appropriate, to act as the Product Safety point of contact for the project team, particularly in terms of collation of evidence and deliverables required from the team to support the product safety argument
* To escalate issues to the SSEM or Safety Assurance Manager (SAM) regarding the safety programme for a product
* To provide input from a safety perspective to DDQS Design Reviews and to raise any concerns at the meeting or notify the PSM
* To attend Special Type Test Equipment (STTE) safety inspections and supportthe generation of STTE forms/reports in accordance with Chorus guidance, and ensure these are appropriately peer reviewed
* To provide safety input to bid activities, and provide guidance as to the safety programme requirements

* To attend Project Safety and Environmental Committees and by default to record minutes and actions, as well as raising any concerns with the PSM or SAM To contribute where possible to the improvement and continual development of the Thales Safety Management System and associated processes, and raise any potential improvements identified with the SAM
* To assist the Work Package Manager in generating reasonable estimates and recording ‘actuals’ throughout the programme
* To peer review product safety-related artefacts generated by others in the team
* To report on the status of safety programmes
* When delegated by the Safety Assurance Manager, approve Interim Certificates of Design on behalf of Safety Authority.

Personal Attributes

Key Technical Skills

* In depth knowledge of Product Safety Management Processes, and experienced in the implementation and delivery of Product and System Safety Engineering activities
* Knowledgeable with respect to Product Safety related Legislation, Regulation and Standards
* Practiced in the use of hazard and risk identification, assessment and management techniques
* Knowledge of lifecycle management, its requirements and application
* Experience in accurately costing/estimating tasks
* Experience in large platform safety integration and/or systems of systems safety concepts

Key Behavioural Skills

* Ability to build positive and effective relationships with all stakeholders, including team members and customers
* Able to facilitate decision-making and conflict resolution
* Good communication and influencing skills
* Shows drive, initiative and commitment
* Ability to operate across all levels of the enterprise, both technically and personally

Role Specific

Qualifications

* Essential product safety experience and delivery of MOD projects. This is not a HSE/QSEP role.
* Appropriate engineering qualification and/or experience in engineering safety management
* Member of a professional body
* Chartered status or working towards Chartered status
* Experience in working to standards such as DEF Stan 00-056, 00-055, 00-051, IEC 61508, JSPs, and DSA02 or similar is highly desirable.
* Security Clearance or capable of attaining security clearance is essential.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!
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