Product Safety and Airworthiness Manager

High Wycombe
25 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Glenn Vickery
Contract Type
Full Time
Product Safety and Airworthiness Manager

This is an immediate requirement for a Safety Engineer or Airworthiness Engineer with experience of managing teams and taking responsibility for the safety lifecycle.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Product Safety and Airworthiness Manager to work for a leading Electronics design company in the High Wycombe area. This Product Safety and Airworthiness Manager is a key role that ensures that the Safety Management System (SMS) implemented is appropriate for the task across all functions and that the Airworthiness accreditations are controlled and maintained.

The Product Safety and Airworthiness Manager

The ideal candidate will have proven industry experience in airworthiness and be capable of leading small teams of Engineers.



Responsibilities for this Safety Manager role

- Ensure that the Safety Management System is fit for purpose, correctly implemented and reviewed and agreed with the SMT.
- The Safety Risk associated with all products is assessed, monitored and reported; informing the SMT as necessary.
- Strategic direction for the Safety and Airworthiness department is determined and communicated to those responsible for its implementation and support.
- DAOS accreditation is controlled and maintained.
- Strategic guidance is provided to the Senior Management Team (SMT) on the safety and environmental matters.
- Liaising with Engineering Director to ensure that all safety and environmental requirements are met within projects and products.
- Airworthiness of airborne products is under continual review, utilising established reporting mechanisms, and reporting issues to customers if they arise
- The main duties of the Product Safety and Airworthiness Manager will be:
- Maintenance, oversight and implementation of the UECSS SMS, safety, environmental and airworthiness policies and procedures.
- Act as the focal point for provision of military airworthiness advice to projects.

Requirements for this Safety Manager role

- Knowledge of the relevant safety standards / legislation for electronics systems design
- Knowledge of the relevant environmental standards / legislation for electronics systems design, such as BS EN 61010-1: 2010 and BS EN 61508-1: 2010
- Knowledge of common defence standards, especially safety management standards including DEF STAN 00-056, POSMS, POEMS, Mil Std 882
- Knowledge of Safety case development in accordance with DSA(.01)(JSP430) / JSP520 / JSP454 / MAA RAs
- Knowledge of Airworthiness standards and accreditation including DAOS and Def Stan 00-970
- Demonstrable experience of applying safety management standard to system design.
- Experience of acting as DAOS Safety Officer
- Experience acting as project safety advisor and project safety signatory
- Experience of team management
- Experience of acting as an independent member of project safety committees


Due to the nature of the work at this site, applicants must be capable of achieving SC level UK security clearance. Current clearance is not a requirement.

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