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Fixed Wing Aircraft System Safety Engineering Manager

Yeovil, England; Bristol, England Job ID 00000403780 Category Engineering - Systems Post Date Jan. 21, 2024
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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:

We are looking for an Aircraft Engineering Manager to Lead the Aircraft Safety Management, Safety Engineering Team and to assist the further development of the delivery of effective Product, Systems and Services to support the safety capability across a growing range of programmes.

Reporting to the BDUK System Safety and Environmental Engineering Manager the successful candidate will deliver first-line management and leadership of the Aircraft System Safety team, delivering effective Product, System and Service Safety Management. This role is based at Bristol or Yeovil, with hybrid working options, and some UK and occasional international travel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and execution of an organizational framework to deliver effective Product, System and Service Safety Management and Safety Engineering Support to BDUK Aircraft Programmes and Campaigns.
  • Leadership and the growth of a suitably qualified and experienced team to provide Engineering Support to BDUK Aircraft Programmes and Campaigns.
  • Early engagement with other functional staff on Safety Management considerations and requirements for new projects.
  • Oversee the development and Performance Management of the Aircraft Safety Engineering Team, including the ability to employ early career and intern staff.
  • Development where appropriate Technical Lead Engineer and Associate Technical Fellow accreditation within the Aircraft Safety Team.
  • Planning and forecasting of Aircraft Safety resource requirements and management of associated operating budgets.
  • Management of change within the Aircraft Safety Team.
  • Contribute to the Safety SME and Technical Assurance capabilities across all BDUK products and services.
  • Liaison with and support to BDUK Safety Management System staff to ensure the delivery of safe products and services.

What we can offer you:

The Boeing benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer for this role:

  • Competitive salary and annual incentive plans
  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs
  • 23 days plus UK public holidays and a Winter Break between Christmas and New Year
  • Pension Plan with 10% employer contribution
  • Company paid BUPA Medical Plan
  • Short Term Sickness: 100% pay for the first 26 weeks
  • Long Term Sickness: 66.67% of annual salary from 27th week
  • 6x annual salary life insurance
  • Learning Together Programme to support your on-going personal and career development
  • Access to Boeing’s Well Being Programs, tool and incentives 
  • Excellent Parental Leave Benefits

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Formal system safety training
  • Demonstrable experience leading and developing Safety Assessments for MoD complex systems and or aircraft.
  • Manages employees performing engineering and technical activities in the area of:
    • Product, System and Service Safety Management,
    • Safety Engineering
  • Develops and executes project and process plans, implements policies and procedures and sets operational goals.
  • Acquires resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements.
  • Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports.
  • Provides oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes. Manages, develops and motivates employee
  • The candidate should possess strong communication skills, technical competency, and skills with project management concepts/tools.
  • Previous industry Safety Engineering and Environmental Management experience in the application of:
    • Def Stan 00-056
    • POSMS
    • Development of Safety Management Systems
    • In-service management of Safety Cases
    • Hazard Log derivation and Management
    • Experience with the use of common safety tools, such as, eCassandra, ASCE (Adelard Safety Case Environment), RBW (Reliability WorkBench) Fault Tree module, BowTieXT

The ability to obtain UK Security Clearance is essential.


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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