Role Overview

Our Alarm, Monitoring and Control Systems group specifies, designs, implements, tests and delivers Platform Management Systems and other safety-related electronic maritime systems, into the Defence marketplace.  As a Safety Engineer your role is to carry out safety engineering analysis of control systems as part of an overall BS EN 61508 design safety process.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Carrying out functional safety activities with both internal and customer design teams
• Providing support to Engineering teams on safety-related design topics
• Working with Safety Managers to provide evidence for design safety assurance
• Produce technical documentation to a high standard in accordance with company/customer procedures
• To travel 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
Essential Criteria:
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in a safety-related engineering environment
• Understanding of demonstration of compliance to international standards and client specifications
• Experience in 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, Reliability Block Diagrams
• Ability to relate to a multi-disciplinary team (e.g. systems, hardware, software and ILS engineers, project management, customer and supplier engineering teams)
• Degree, HND, HNC in Electrical/ Electronic/ Control/ Software/ Systems Engineering or related discipline
• UK Eyes Only Security Clearance required - Sole British Citizens Only

Desirable Criteria:
• Familiarity with the formal safety requirements of BS EN 61508 and SIL analysis
• Experience of ship’s machinery control systems, Commercial or Military Maritime engineering
• Safety requirements capture and negotiation
• PLC Code Development to IEC61131 - Ladder and Function Block
• HMI /SCADA Software Development and Human Factors Engineering
• Knowledge of formal Validation and Verification processes
• Integration, Test and Fault Diagnosis on complex PLC based systems
 
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 ourself 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.