Role Overview
This is a great opportunity to join our Safety Management Group who work on a number of state-of-the-art defence projects and systems based at our Head Office in New Malden,
The role is specifically to manage and lead the project safety activities by managing the safety team resourcing and tasking and performing safety engineering analysis of simple hardware, software and complex hardware elements with the focus on certification of COTS PE based systems to IEC 61508 and Def Stan 00-56.

Reporting to the Functional Safety Manager, who oversees and governs all safety activities, you'll:
  • Lead and plan safety activities on a complex project, estimate and allocate the required resources to deliver the project milestones and safety case objectives.
  • Leading and presenting safety analysis and audits at internal and external design reviews and safety committee meetings
  • Providing support to Engineering teams on safety-related design topics
  • Reviewing and approving safety documentation in accordance with the safety plan
  • Producing technical documentation to a high standard in accordance with company/customer procedures
  • Travelling to customer and sub-contractor sites in the UK, occasionally overseas, as required.

    Please note for this particular role, all candidates must be eligible for SC - UK EYES ONLY clearance and therefore be a sole British National passport holder.
Skills & Experience
Required Criteria:
  • Experience of relevant work experience in a safety-related engineering environment
  • Experience of project safety management
  • Team leadership and mentoring of junior staff
  • Understanding and demonstration of compliance to international and defence standards such as IEC 61508 and Def Stan 056
  • Knowledge of safety assurance of COTS PE based systems or high integrity software
  • Ability to understand hardware and software failure modes, causes and effects
  • Experience in some areas safety/reliability analysis techniques: hazard identification and analysis, FMECA, FTA, Functional Failure Analysis
  • Developing Safety Case arguments using Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)
  • Experienced in conducting Risk Assessments and developing ALARP justifications
  • Ability 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 discipline
  • UK Eyes Only Security Clearance required - Sole British Passport holders Only
Desirable Criteria:
  • Experience and qualification in conducting safety audits (e.g. OHSAS 18001, etc.)
  • Experience of Commercial or Military Maritime engineering
  • Safety requirements capture, negotiation and trade--off
  • Knowledge of Human Factors Engineering
  • Knowledge of formal Validation and Verification processes
  • UK Defence experience on maritime projects

All of our roles require successful candidates to undergo and maintain a Baseline Personnel Security Standard and/or United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) to obtain a Security Check (SC) without restrictions. Please note that in the event that the required clearance cannot be obtained you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.
About Us
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we have established our self as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7support to all of our customers.

Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, 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.