Role Overview

You'll be joining the Control Systems group within the Engineering department that specifies, designs, implements, tests and delivers Platform Management Systems and other safety-critical and safety-related maritime systems into the Defence marketplace.

The Functional Safety Engineer's role is to perform safety engineering analysis of software and complex hardware elements with the focus on certification of COTS PE based systems to IEC 61508 or similar.


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

• Relevant work experience in a safety-related engineering environment
• Understanding and demonstration of compliance to international and defence standards such as IEC 61508 and Def Stan 056
• 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 achieving certification for SIL2 systems or equivalent
• Experience in some areas safety/reliability analysis techniques: hazard identification and analysis, FMECA, FTA, Functional Failure Analysis
• 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 Electrical/ Electronic/ Control/ Software/ Systems Engineering or related discipline
• UK Eyes Only Security Clearance required - Sole British Passport holders Only

Desirable Criteria:
• Experience of ship’s machinery control systems, Commercial or Military Maritime engineering
• Experience of leading a team of safety and/or software engineers
• 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
• UK Defence experience on maritime projects

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.