Job Description

Principal Assurance Engineer - Safety Management

Principal Assurance Engineer is required to work on a twelve month contract with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Dorset.

This is a contract within the Naval Defence Industry

Overview of the Principal Assurance contract role

To work within the CS&S Engineering Assurance Department, providing Product Safety management, design and analysis expertise in support of business objectives and products and services programmes.

Reporting directly into the major Programme Assurance Leads

Provision of technical advice to peers and junior members within the department on specialist Product Safety matters.

To provide advice and recommendations to the CS&S Head of Assurance on Product Safety technical matters.

Delivery of corporate and business Product Safety objectives within the department and the provision of specialist Product Safety advice to other business functions in the delivery of their corporate and business Product Safety objectives. This is in the context of the four principles of Product Safety - Accountability, Level of Safety, Conforming Product and Learning & Sharing

Support the CS&S Head of Assurance and there designated Programme Leads at Product Safety related meetings.

To provide assurance that the required levels of safety are delivered in our products & services throughout all phases of Life Cycle Management.

Delivery of independent Product Safety assurance evidence through Life Cycle Management key hold points that products and services conform to their design intent. Includes assurance at the product, services, functional integration, and system levels.

Leading audits on the Maritime - Submarines CS&S business for our Product Safety Management Systems.

Liaising with other business functions and teams to ensure successful integration of Product Safety within the CS&S Directorate and the wider Submarines Enterprise.

To identify and promote Learning & Sharing matters related to Product Safety and provide assurance that Product Safety Learning & Sharing is considered and embodied across CS&S and the wider business.

Key skills required for the Principal Assurance Engineer


Demonstrable knowledge and experience of Product Safety delivery, including Safety Case production and Safety Management & Analysis activities, applied to maritime platforms or within comparable safety critical industries.

SSMO/SEMT Qualified

Application experience of Life Cycle Management.

Influencing people both orally and in writing.

Degree in STEM related discipline or equivalent qualification or experience.

Chartered Engineer or equivalent via an appropriate Institution.

Understanding of Complex System design, Functional Safety, Functional interfaces, relationships and dependencies.

The role is based in Weymouth, Dorset - commutable from Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Blandford Forum, Bere Regis, Bovington, Sherborne, Yeovil, Crewkerne, Honiton, Axminster, Lyme Regis and Bridport

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