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Apache System Safety Engineer

Yeovil, England; Milton Keynes, England; Bristol, England Job ID 00000403965 Category Engineering - Systems Post Date Nov. 21, 2023
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Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The Role:

This role provides systems safety engineering expertise to internal safety engineering programmes. Undertaking all systems safety activities in support of UK safety cases for modifications to aerospace platforms, aircraft systems and training equipment as required. This role fits in with a larger System Safety Team that cover a wide range of programmes from Autonomous Systems, Rotary and Fixed Wing Aircraft, Land based Systems, Information Systems and Research and Development. We offer a supportive career opportunity to enable growth and progression (and movement between programmes) that rewards excellence and fosters an inclusive environment where team members are seen, heard, valued, respected and fully engaged. This is a full-time role based at Bristol or Yeovil with some remote working options.

Job Description:

The Apache System Safety Engineer will provide systems safety engineering expertise and technical input into internal safety engineering activities. Undertaking all systems safety activities in support of UK Apache Service and Training Equipment Safety Cases as required. Applies an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to plan design, develop and verify a life-cycle balanced system of systems and system solutions. Evaluates customer and operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and programme interfaces. Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.

The role has the following key responsibilities:

  • Assisting with programme planning and support for the following safety activities:
    • Safety Programme scoping and planning
    • Resource Workload Planning, Support to Bids and Proposals
    • Identifying, monitoring and executing risks, issues and opportunities and supporting the development of mitigation plans
  • Undertaking the development of Apache Programme Service level Safety Case or the safety assessment of the Apache Training equipment in accordance with MoD Safety Policy, Defence Standard 00-056 and associated international standards including the development, maintenance and update of:
    • Safety Management Plans
    • Safety Assessments for Safety related software subsystems
    • Hazard Identification and Analysis techniques including but not limited to: Functional Failure Analysis, Structured What If Technique (SWIFT)
    • Hazard Logs using the CASSANDRA or other Hazard Log tools
    • Safety Cases, Safety Case Reports for Products and Services
    • Safety Arguments using Claims, Argument Evidence and Goal Structuring Notation using the Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment (ASCE) software
  • Ensuring close liaison, through proactive collaborative behaviour, with other Boeing, Customer and Supplier technical disciplines to ensure appropriate evidence is available to support the Safety Cases
  • Proactively supporting Customer and Supplier Safety Meetings and chair internal and customer-facing System Safety Working Groups
  • Please note that some UK travel might be expected

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience developing Safety Cases for complex systems and aircraft Training equipment and/or Services
  • Understand and have experience of applying Safety Techniques on complex aircraft systems
  • The ability to obtain UK Security Clearance

PreferredQualifications (Experience/Education/Skills):

  • Formal System Safety training would be highly desirable
  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience leading and developing Safety Assessments for MoD aircraft and/or ground based systems
  • Previous industry Safety Engineering experience in the application of MoD Safety Policy and Def Stan 00-056
  • Understanding and experience of applying Safety Techniques to Safety Related Data and Information Systems
  • Experience with the use of common safety tools, specifically CASSANDRA, Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment
  • Demonstrating the ability to plan of work, and develop/use meaningful metrics to evaluate safety status and provide performance visibility
  • Ability to effectively identify and execute opportunities to improve strategies, processes and project plans
  • Experience of developing resource workload plans and schedules
  • Experience of providing safety support into bids and proposals
  • Excellent communication skills, technical competencies, and skills with project management concepts/tools


Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: conducting interviews in accessible locations that accommodate mobility needs, encouraging candidates to bring and use any existing assistive technology such as screen readers and offering flexible interview formats such as virtual or phone interviews.

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Your Benefits

No matter where you are in life, our benefits help prepare you for the present and the future.

  • Competitive base pay and incentive programs.
  • Industry-leading tuition assistance program pays your institution directly.
  • Resources and opportunities to grow your career.
  • Up to $10,000 match when you support your favorite nonprofit organizations.
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