Electrical Safety Engineer

Ref: ZR_6592_JOB  ·  Posted on 22 November 2021


Our client’s clients are demanding support in a variety of both traditional and pioneering areas, in which they provide holistic services, requiring a diverse range of experience with an understanding of safety engineering in the broadest sense, whilst increasingly considering digital twins, machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics to name a few.

Their growing team offer a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients. You will be working with their clients to deliver who understand systems engineering principles and take on the challenge of applying their electrical/electronic engineering skills within a safety critical consultative environment. You will have the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by colleagues in offices across the UK and the globe.

Key responsibilities

Our client requires senior engineers/consultants who have self-motivation and enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and develop new skills. Attributes also includes, possess professional characteristics in delivering with ideally a good understanding of the Aerospace & Defence and wider Markets to provide guidance and direction in the development of systems safety engineering solutions for their clients, including:

  • Support to sales.
  • Assurance of work undertaken by project teams.
  • Providing a vision of future needs to support the development of capability.
  • Leadership of major system safety engineering assignments for clients.
Skills & experience
  • Degree qualified in a role/industry relevant industry or HNC/HND or equivalent Industry experience.
  • Electrical/Electronic Safety Critical Engineering Practitioner.
  • Experienced in electrical, electronics and power distribution systems, with an awareness/understanding of the fundamentals and current technology trends in ideally the Defence, Aerospace or similar safety critical environments.
  • Professional in approach and performance, with a proven background and capable of working on diverse projects, build sustainable relationships with clients, stakeholders and develop future business opportunities.
  • Good knowledge of power distribution systems, implementation of Safety Critical assessments and the interpretation and analysis of results.
  • Familiarity of British Electrical/Electronic, UK Defence and European standards/regulations and other statutory, regulatory and non-regulatory guidance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills commensurate with the role, including the preparation and presentation of reports to both internal and external customers.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent or working towards it.
  • An understanding of the safety lifecycle for electrical and instrumentation safety critical systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical and safety sector standards including BS EN 61508.
  • Desire to build a broad experience of electrical, electronics and power distribution systems across technology trends including battery, hydrogen and Carbon Net zero within safety critical environments.
  • Applying knowledge, experience and tools to deliver innovative and cost-effective power and control solutions to our clients, including systems modelling and functional safety.
  • Proven track record of developing systems safety engineering solutions at infrastructure, platform or at system level.
  • LV (and HV) power systems, motor control centres, process instrumentation, process automation and state of the art control systems.
  • Interrogate data systems to assess safety performance and risks and optimise investment decisions.
  • Manage and motivate project teams through strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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