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Jacobs Systems Safety Engineer (Senior/Principal/Associate Director) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

We are looking for Systems Safety Engineers (Senior/Principal/Associate Director) with solid rail experience to join Jacobs Integrated Systems Assurance Team. The team is a key part of our People & Places Solutions business, working on some of the world’s most inspiring projects and programmes, both within the UK and internationally, assisting our clients with the delivery of their products, projects, and programmes - safely, effectively, and efficiently. We are a highly motivated, inclusive, and diverse group, responsible for providing systems engineering, technical system safety, reliability, dependability, and risk management services to highly regulated industries, including rail, water, aviation, aerospace, government, energy, and processing. This role will provide you with a fantastic career opportunity, whilst developing your skills and experience under the guidance and mentorship of our industry-recognised senior team.

You’ll thrive on doing something different every day, working across a range of activities at various stages of the systems engineering lifecycle. Typically, you will be involved in:

  • Providing a range of consulting services to clients and be a trusted contributor to project requirements, leveraging your knowledge from a Systems Safety Engineering perspective

  • Undertaking Systems Safety activities including System Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA), Common Cause Failure Analysis, Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Interface Hazard Analysis (IHA), System Hazard Logs, System Hazard Analysis Reports

  • Applying common safety method (CSM RA) methodologies

  • Collaborating with team members to manage the minimisation of project risks and enhance the positive integration/delivery of the projects

  • Principal Engineers and above will also provide Systems Safety leadership and guidance to our clients across projects, mentorship to their teams, and be a focal point for technical expertise and guidance.

Distributed nationally, supporting our clients globally, the Integrated System Assurance Team is a progressive and flexible team and offers the opportunity to work on a hybrid basis. Base office can be any one of London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, York, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Travel may be required to project and client offices with occasional overnight stays or longer-term secondments. This may include opportunities for working overseas.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant subject area

  • Broad experience of Systems Safety Engineering activities gained within the rail industry

  • Experience of preparing Safety Cases

  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking Systems Safety activities including System Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA), Common Cause Failure Analysis, Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Interface Hazard Analysis (IHA), System Hazard Logs, System Hazard Analysis Reports

  • An understanding of the common safety method (CSM RA) for risk evaluation and assessment within rail

  • Familiar with ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) principles and arguments

  • Ability to work collaboratively with our clients and internal teams in the development of designs ensuring Systems Safety compliance is achieved throughout the project life cycle by the identification of undesirable issues and influencing design solution.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to understand and decompose complexity and present it in simple terms

About Jacobs

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business, and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.79163356.998477581.1662989570-943506700.1630923864)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA (http://www.vercida.co.uk/) to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2?_ga=2.79056092.998477581.1662989570-943506700.1630923864)

Please note that in order to be considered for this position you need to be resident in, or willing to relocate to, the country this position is advertised in, and a. have a current right to work visa in that country, or b. be prepared to go through a work visa process if the hiring manager/business unit is willing to accommodate this.

Closing date for applications is 18th December 2022.

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