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The Safety Engineer ensures that the safety process is applied effectively to the project. The Project Safety Engineer provides a co-ordinating and facilitating role to ensure safety tasks on the project are completed and that safety is central to all the teams' activities. While the Safety Engineer shares responsibility for safety with the project team, the Safety Engineer's expertise on safety related matters is expected to take the lead in the group producing safe products.
The Safety Engineer has the following responsibilities:
Planning safety activities appropriate to the size of the project and commensurate with the risk from the intended use and characteristics of the product.
Ensure that the planned activities are applied effectively throughout the project.
Ensure suitable techniques are applied to analyse design and design changes to identify hazards, causes of hazards and estimate their risk and record the evidence of this analysis
Ensure appropriate risk control measures are applied to reduce the risk from hazards to an acceptable level.
Review the safety activities for completeness and effectiveness and prepare a safety case on behalf of the project team that argues activities for the project have sufficient progress and risk is acceptable to release the product. Where the risk is not accepted by the project team, provide the Project Steering Group with the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding release.
Post Production Assessment:
Perform risk assessment on problems on released products reported through thr Customer Feedback Reporting Process
Use expertise to support the Senior Safety Engineer in process improvement activities to respond to changes in standards, and improve the efficiency of the safety assessment process
Risk Management policy and principals; Risk Management processes; Usability principles and procedures; Safety standards, preferably including IEC 61508; Sector specific knowledge is desirable, including ISO 14971, IEC 60601.
Typically degree in science or engineering.
Applying Hazard Identification and Risk assessment methods as part of a development process; Creating risk assessments on systems (preferably both software and hardware); Report writing; Document reviews; Design reviews.
Good communication, in particular through documentation and report writing; Analytical and logical; Commitment to complete assignments and ability to work as part of a team; Able to use initiative, remain objective, escalate and seek advice as appropriate.
To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
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