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Newport wales

Competitive rates



Judy Mitchell


Job title:                  System Safety Engineer




The successful candidate will be part of the team responsible for the development and management of the system safety aspects for major project elements of the GWRM programme. These system safety activities cover the whole project lifecycle including design through to construction and operation. The System Safety Engineer will be required to lead on aspects of system safety including hazard identification & capture, risk analysis and risk assessment, coordination of the Hazard log, monitoring & verification of evidence through to final validation & closure of the system safety verification report. These tasks may include the production of safety verification evidence, the witnessing of verification and validation system safety activities, and management of the real system safety needs of the project stakeholders, including staff, customers and end users.

This role will support the overall progressive assurance activities being provided across the Programme in demonstrating compliance with the project objectives through provision of system safety closure evidence to project teams, sponsor and other stakeholders.


The successful candidate will be reporting to the Programme Delivery Engineer(s) and have the following day to day duties:


System Safety Management

    • Lead the capture and identification of hazards (hazard log) and develop the system safety requirements within their assigned GRWM functional, geographic and / or discipline area in accordance with the requirements of CSM legislation.
    • Demonstrate detailed understanding of the system safety requirements within the relevant area to provide insight into the context and rationale of the project system safety outputs during any specific risk assessment or verification and validation activities required
  • Produce system safety requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language to enable them to be simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely understood by all parties.


  • Faciltate or Lead system safety verification workstreams (HAZIDs, RA), analysing the required outputs and checking any submitting verification evidence, ensuring that system safety closure statements are complete and align with the requirments of the System safey plan and are, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards.
  • Produce and update a concise Hazard log for the project area under their responsibility
  • Identify gaps and conflicts, and write system safety compliance reports.
  • Manage traceability information and track and report upon hazard record status throughout the project. General
  • Establish and implement effective system safety best practices.
  • Support the continuous development of the organization’s system safety policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Assist the project in engaging with the System Safety notified bodies ( AsBo, NoBo, DeBo) 


Essential skills

  • Understanding of system safety best practices in the identification, capture, monitoring, assessment, analysis and closure of hazards in the context of CSM legislation
  • Proven Ability to develop and/or review system definition statements in the context of CSM.
  • Understanding of the remits, boundaries and requirements of the system safety notified bodies
  • Ability to produce system safety verification evidence, specifying the assessment methodology, and any related management practices, this ability should be matched with an understanding of how to deliver on these system safety requirements, though a familiarity with system safety management best practice, CSM REA guiudance and personal user cases and any engineering books and resources.
  • Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details.
  • Writing skills, to communicate information effectively to all customers, contractors, managers, and technical staff
  • Organizational skills, to work with the vast array of information gathered during elicitation and analysis and to cope with rapidly changing information
  • Interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders (such as customers, product management, and engineering)
  • Minimum 10 years practical experience as a System Safety Professional.
  • Membership of professional body
  • Lead responsibility in key technical areas
  • Assessment of work against company standards and industry relevant publications such as ISO and BSI;
  • Qualified with a relevant technical degree level;

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge and use of proprietary risk assessment tools, such as Avsim, Reliasoft etc..;
  • Qualified in, or in process of obtaining qualifications in an appropriate engineering / technical discipline;
  • Management of teams and their delivery in complex projects;
  • Coordination of project deliverables – variously concept to implementation depending on the nature of the project undertaken
  • Qualified to degree level or the ability to demonstrable employment history and knowledge in System Safety Management, System Integration, Assurance or other System Engineering fields;
  • Experience of major multidisciplinary projects with associated Rail and/or Urban locations;
  • Track record of working with rail stakeholders such as Network Rail, London Underground and Utility companies.


  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with engineers and management;
  • Ability to plan and organise your own workload to ensure on time completion;
  • Ability to work with large data sets;
  • Tenacity to obtain information;
  • IT literate with the ability to use and integrate Microsoft Office packages – word, excel;
  • Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, 
  • attention to detail;


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