Senior Safety Engineer

General Dynamics UK
NP12 4AA, Blackwood
Up to £47,000 (depending on skills and experience) Competitive, flexible benefits & bonus
Closing date
27 Sep 2019
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General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas.   In the UK, we employ more than 1,400 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, avionics and communication systems.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team

The Role:

Working as Project Subject Matter Expert and Safety Engineering Delivery Agent for a specific GDUK Programme or collection of projects.

The successful candidate will display a sound knowledge of System Safety within an MOD Land System or closely aligned domain and demonstrate the ability to apply its principles. They will be capable of discharging responsibility for the conduct of safety and safety assurance requirements and the supervision of system safety at a “Practitioner” level.


  • Capable of working independently to successfully deliver the Programme and Business specified deliverables for Safety and Environmental Engineering.
  • Governance and line management reporting to the Head of Safety - Mission Systems.
  • Programme / Project reporting as required for an assigned task. 
  • Research, establish and communicate Project Safety and Environmental requirements applicable to a Products, Services and Systems (PSS).
  • Identify and champion the Safety and Environmental drivers for a PSS.
  • Contribute to Design and Project Reviews.
  • Assess technical and programmatic impacts of changes to the PSS.
  • Work in accordance with the GDMS-UK Business Management System and the working practices established by the Head of Safety.
  • Establishment and maintenance of the PSS Safety Case.
  • Coordinate and run Safety Meetings as required in the establishment of the PSS Safety Case.
  • Maintain technical competence and Continued Professional development in the area of Defence System Safety and Environmental Engineering


  • Developing Safety Plans and Strategies compliant with the requirements of Def Stan 00-55 and 00-56.
  • Develop Safety Arguments using Goal Structured Notation (GSN)
  • Demonstrable practitioner level experience/competence in Safety Engineering for PSS, or a background that provides the equivalent transferrable experience/competence.
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver Safety Engineering Safety and Environmental Deliverables for a MOD Land Domain programme.

Competence in the following areas:

  • System and product Safety Case Plans and Reports
  • Software Safety
  • Environmental Management
  • Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis
  • Modular Safety Cases and Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)
  • Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) Setting requirements for PSS
  • Legislative compliance and knowledge of current/future safety and environmental legislation

GDUK offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. A flexible benefits package, 25 days holiday, a compressed fortnight offering every other Friday off and an attractive bonus scheme.

What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


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