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Senior Safety Engineer - Propeller Systems

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/31/2018 4:50:10 AM
  • 2997616
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Avionics & Digital Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham, Gloucester

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Role Summary:
In this senior role, you will help bring to market our next generation of industry leading Propeller Systems by leading and performing system safety assessments across a range of projects, and provide safety support our existing fleet. You'll develop and execute innovative development strategies. You will be a recognized expert and leader within this specialized field, demonstrating a passion for System design and mentoring others.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

  • Promote a culture of Safety engagement across the organization which emphasizes shared responsibility in achieving safe and reliable designs.
  • Provide strategic technical leadership and maintain oversight of the System Safety engineering activities across multiple commercial and military development projects within the Dowty Propeller product area.
  • Lead projects to a successful outcome by setting the Safety plan, coordinating Safety support with internal and external customers, influencing emerging designs, driving proactive Safety team engagement, performing Safety analyses, and resolving technical issues.
  • Provide mentoring and training in order to grow the safety organisations capability in performing safety assessments of propeller systems.
  • Engagement of internal and external customers.
  • Attend project meetings in support of Safety.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry standards.

The successful candidate will have:
  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience in the aviation industry or aircraft operations experience in related positions
  • Direct experience performing of System Safety engineering tasks on Propeller or Mechanical Systems using techniques defined in SAE ARP 4761, MIL-STD-882, DEF STAN 00-56 or FAR/CS 25.1309
  • Ability to guide and influence others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
Additional consideration will be given if you have:
  • Knowledge of Propeller System civil certification requirements (i.e. 14 CFR 35 or CS-P)
  • Knowledge of processes leading to compliance with industry regulatory standards
  • Knowledge and experience of performing reliability analyses, Prediction and FMEA, on mechanical systems.
  • Ability to apply engineering fundamentals and System Safety engineering principles to a variety of product areas (e.g. Avionics and Power Distribution)
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham, Gloucester

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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