Control and Function Safety Engineer (Bristol or Burton)

Bristol, Glasgow
25 Jul 2019
31 Aug 2019

Control and Function Safety Engineer (Bristol or Burton)

Potential for flexible location: Bristol, Glasgow

Frazer-Nash control systems teams support a variety of regulated and safety critical industries, and often as part of the highest profile engineering challenges currently being undertaken in the UK. We are currently working on process plant design projects, safety system assessments and obsolescence replacement projects in multiple sectors and have targets to grow each of these service capabilities. These projects involve many aspects of control and functional safety lifecycle activities, from requirements capture to qualification. We support this with robust documentation and safety substantiation reporting.

Our control and functional safety engineers undertake a range of projects across a number of sectors from manufacturing to civil nuclear sites and defence. The projects vary from small scoping and feasibility studies for modifications or upgrades to design of complex process plants including high integrity safety functions and advising on the development of safety critical systems.

Our work often has a safety critical element and interfaces with other teams within Frazer-Nash to deliver a multi-disciplined service offering, managing these interfaces and effective communication internally and to clients is an essential element of this role. Tasks undertaken include:

  • Safety Requirements capture and derivation
  • Design and Option Studies
  • System architecture design
  • Control philosophy and instrument selection
  • Safety system reliability assessment
  • SMART Instrument Substantiation
  • Document review / verification
  • Compliance assessment of processes and design artefacts against international and industry standards
  • Planning and execution of qualification programmes, hardware and software testing.


The successful applicant will meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Electronics, Control Systems degree
  • Understanding 61508 – Standard for Safety Systems (or derivative)
  • CEng or working towards
  • Experience in one or more Regulated Industries such as:
    • Defence
    • Nuclear
    • Power Generation
    • Oil & Gas
    • Utilities (Water/Gas)
  • Demonstrable ability to manage and mentor junior engineers

It is to your advantage if you have relevant experience or qualifications in some of the following areas:

  • TUV Functional Safety Certified Engineer (ideally)
  • Marine Platform Management (PMS)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (in Safety Applications)
  • SMART Instrument Substantiation / EMPHASIS
  • Alarm system design
  • Obsolescence management
  • Instrumentation selection
  • Experience of Regulatory Interface Meetings
  • EDF AV2 Qualified

Frazer-Nash is undergoing a period of significant investment in our Electrical, Electronic and Control capability. We are looking for world beating engineers who understand Systems Engineering Principles and take on the challenge of applying their Control and Function Safety Engineering skills consultative environment. Joining our one of our Electrical, Electronic or Control & Instrumentation teams you will get the opportunity to work with recognised industry experts on projects within some of the most heavily regulated industries in the UK.

Supporting your technical role

Targeted professional development: an ongoing activity to ensure your technical knowledge stays up to date.

Mentoring: providing you with ongoing guidance and support.

Accredited training: if you have not yet achieved Chartered status we will support you. We offer accredited schemes with:

  • The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • The Royal Aeronautical Society
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects
  • Institute of Physics

As part of your benefits package, Frazer-Nash reimburses your membership fees to a professional institution.

What’s on offer

Career satisfaction and reward for ongoing commitment are what you can expect working at Frazer-Nash. We want to help you grow your career by providing you with the best opportunities for training and development. We also have some excellent benefits you'll want to take advantage of. We provide our people with an excellent benefits package that comprises:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days' holiday entitlement
  • Holiday sale and purchase scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Targeted professional development
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare membership
  • Bonus scheme linked into company performance
  • Paid membership fees to a professional institution
  • Support in attaining professional membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Share purchase scheme
  • Flexible start and finish time 
  • Season rail ticket loan

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