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Safety Engineer



Stirling Dynamics is recruiting Safety Engineers to join the Systems and Safety team.

Due to upcoming projects and supporting continued growth, Stirling Dynamics are looking for talented Safety Engineers to join our team supporting numerous civil aerospace, urban air-mobility and defence/military related projects. We are looking for both permanent employees and contractors.

This role will be predominantly based in our Bristol offices with occasional travel to our clients’ sites as required. As part of our commitment to flexibility for our staff, new hires will be able to work from home for part of the week should they wish to (subject to approval).


As part of the Systems and Safety team, the Safety Engineers will be responsible for the delivery of systems safety support to our business and our clients which will include activities such as:

  • Providing safety input to bid, internal/external design review and/or certification related activities
  • Guiding the safety programme requirements
  • Collation of evidence and deliverables to support product safety argument generation
  • Hazard identification & control
  • Detailed analyses of complex systems using fault tree methodology
  • Production of safety case reports
  • System level analyses, integrating multiple sub-system inputs
  • Platform loss modelling, integrating multiple system level analyses
  • Zonal safety assessments
  • Common mode / cause analyses
  • Particular risk analyses


Candidates will ideally be degree qualified, in a related discipline, and be experienced in aerospace/urban air-mobility/military/defence related systems safety engineering principles, processes and standards.

Specific skills/knowledge/experience should include subjects such as:

  • Civil aircraft certification (CS-23, -25)
  • Surface ship/submarine systems safety
  • Systems such as: landing gear (ATA-32), flight controls (ATA-27), fuel (ATA-28), power (ATA-24)
  • Hazard Logs and analysis activities including: HAZID, HAZOP, FHA
  • Analysis techniques such as: FTA, ETA, FMEA, FMES
  • Production of safety documentation such as PSSA, SSA, PRA etc
  • ARP4754 System Design Process
  • ARP4761 Safety analysis
  • DO178B/DO254 Software/Hardware design
  • Defence Standards e.g. 00-56, 00-55, 00-51, 05-057,
  • Mil Std e.g. 882E,
  • International standards e.g. IEC 61508, IEC 62368
  • Working within a quality system environment, such as AS9100, ISO9001
  • The ability to lead activities within a team, work package creation, management, and delivery


The personal qualities of the candidates will be key to success in this role which demands a self-motivated attitude, a professional approach, and good organisational skills. Candidates must be able to identify with the characteristics and qualities detailed below:

  • An ability to manage multiple tasks, to work independently when required, and the organisation and drive to follow defined processes through to a successful outcome
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including a diplomatic and professional approach when dealing with people
  • The confidence to challenge practices and the willingness to question to gain a full understanding of issues


Pay & Benefits      –              Competitive Package

Department           –              Systems & Safety

Reporting to          –              Technical Manager (Systems and Safety)

Location                 –              Bristol – Remote working available

Contract type        –              Permanent / Contractor

Job Reference   –                 21/28


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