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Role: Safety/Environmental Engineer

Department: Supportability

Location: CDS Defence Support CHELTENHAM/BRISTOL

Reports to: Head of Supportability

Salary: Competitive

Applications to: Ebenezer Igunnu Ebenezer.Igunnu@cdsds.uk

Closing date:  5th October 2018

We are looking to employ a knowledgeable Safety/Environmental engineer with previous experience of working as safety/environmental personnel in the defence sector/high-risk industry.

Job Purpose

To support the business functions in the provision of safety and environmental management services to CDS DS clients, specifically in the development of all aspects of safety and environmental artefacts provided by CDS.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate and apply both the knowledge and skills required to provide these services independently.

Core Competencies:

The Safety/Environmental engineer is required to be:

  • An experienced engineer able to compile safety/environmental cases
  • Familiar with the latest defence standards and MOD Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS)
  • Able to analyse system risks and hazards
  • Capable of understanding safety and environmental standards (including legislations)
  • Able to facilitate good communications between company and clients
  • Self-motivated, totally reliable, hardworking, flexible, able to work independently, and able to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Excellent with numeracy, analytical, organisational, motivational, team-working and communication skills, both written and oral

Primary Activities

  • The Safety/Environmental engineer is expected to carry out the following:
  • Follow the procedures in the CDS Safety Management System to the level of quality described in the Quality Management System.
  • Prepare for Project Safety and Environmental Panels (PSEPs) with agendas, meeting arrangements and precursor hazard reviews.
  • Facilitate and deliver PSEPs and respond to outcomes.
  • Support the creation and update of Legislation Register
  • Create and update hazard logs
  • Advise on aspects of complex functional safety and environmental management
  • Produce Safety and Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) for various projects
  • Review safety/environmental documentation
  • Write Safety and Environmental Case Reports (SECR)
  • Update SECRs to reflect changes identified in design updates or during safety meetings.

 

The Safety/Environmental engineer is expected to deliver all outputs and artefacts to a high level of quality and to meet deadlines.

More experienced Safety/Environmental engineers are expected to lead (with support) small teams and act increasingly as task managers for specific tasks in preparation for the role of Senior engineer. 

Underpinning Knowledge

The Safety/Environmental engineer is required to have knowledge and familiarity of the following aspects:

  • MOD Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS)
  • Defence standards, regulations and guidance e.g. Def Stan 00-51, Def Stan 00-056
  • UK Legislative statues
  • System safety engineering and associated practises
  • Risk assessment, evaluation and management
  • Hazard Identification, Analysis and management
  • Environmental management and assessment
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • ALARP Principles
  • Risk Acceptance

Qualifications

Required:

  • Engineering/Science background
  • Academic qualification e.g. HND/BSc/BEng/MEng level qualification and/or relevant defence engineering experience
  • Capable of achieving a minimum of SC Clearance
  • Computer literate/proficient with MS Office tools, Word, Excel etc.
  • Willing to travel, UK and international, 5-10%

Desirable:

  • Safety experience - Hazard analysis, ALARP, Safety and environmental Case development at a system / system of systems level.
  • Experience in the use of Risk Management software e.g. e-Cassandra, ASCE, BowTieXP.
  • Professional Registration / Membership
  • Defence sector experience / High risk industry experience e.g. Oil and Gas, Precision Engineering, Explosives, Nuclear etc.
  • Systems Safety Management Training
  • POEMS Training

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • CDS cycle to work scheme
  • Career progression plan


    Role: Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Engineer

    Department: Supportability

    Location: CDS Defence Support CHELTENHAM/BRISTOL

    Reports to: Head of Supportability

    Salary: Competitive

    Applications to: Ebenezer Igunnu Ebenezer.Igunnu@cdsds.uk

    Closing date:  28th September 2018

    We are looking to employ a knowledgeable ILS engineer with previous experience of working on commercial and government IT Network projects, or related fields.

    Job Purpose

    To support the supportability department in the provision of ILS services to CDS DS clients, specifically in the development of all aspects of ILS and support engineering services provided by CDS.

    The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate and apply both the knowledge and skills required to provide these services independently.

    Core Competencies:

    The ILS engineer is required to be:

    • An experienced supportability or ILS engineer across various industrial or governmental sectors, familiar with the latest standards, data provision requirements and analysis techniques e.g. disposal and obsolescence
    • Able to analyse systems, reliability predictions, FMECA, RBD and safety
    • Able to facilitate good communications between company and clients
    • Capable of understanding legal obligations and standards (including environmental)
    • Self-motivated, totally reliable, hardworking, flexible, able to work independently, and able to multi-task and work to deadlines
    • Excellent with numeracy, analytical, organisational, motivational, team-working and communication skills, both written and oral

    Primary Activities

    The ILS engineer is expected to carry out the following:

    • Production and development of ILS plans
    • Input to system, sub-system and equipment level requirements and acceptance
    • Assist in risk reviews associated with all ILS programs
    • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) analysis
    • Production of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) data
    • Production of Logistic Support Analysis (LSA)
    • Production of Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
    • Assist in the provision of Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
    • Obsolescence management on current and future products
    • Manage product returns process
    • Monitor, record (via a DRACAS database), analyse and report on reliability performance
    • Support ILS bid/proposal related activities
    • Lead small teams in the delivery of ILS products in preparation for the role of Senior engineer

    Performance Measures

    The ILS engineer is expected to deliver all outputs and artefacts to a high level of quality and to meet deadlines.

    More experienced ILS engineers are expected to lead (with support) small teams and act increasingly as task managers for specific tasks in preparation for the role of Senior engineer. 

    Underpinning Knowledge

    The ILS engineer is required to have knowledge and familiarity of the following aspects:

    • IT Networks
    • MOD Acquisition process (ASG)
    • Defence Logistics Framework (DLF), formally known as JSP 886
    • Defence standards e.g. DEF STAN 00-600, Def Stan 00-40, 00-44, 00-45 etc
    • DRACAS/FRACAS

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Engineering/Science background
    • Academic qualification e.g. HND/BSc/BEng/MEng level qualification and/or relevant defence engineering experience
    • Capable of achieving a minimum of SC Clearance
    • Computer literate/proficient with MS Office tools, Word, Excel etc.
    • Willing to travel, UK and international, 5-10%

    Desirable:

    • ILS experience -  development of TLMP, System Requirements, RAM Analysis.
    • Experience in the use of DRACAS/FRACAS
    • Professional Association Registration/Membership
    • Defence sector experience/high risk industry experience
    • Some task leadership experience would be beneficial

    Benefits

    • Competitive remuneration package
    • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
    • Flexible working hours
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance Scheme
    • Childcare voucher scheme
    • CDS cycle to work scheme
    • Career progression plan