Safety Engineering

Assystem Energy and Infrastructure have a number of Mechanical/ Electrical Design Engineering vacancies at all levels. (The description below is a guideline only, refer to Energy and Infrastructure Vacancies for current roles being advertised)

Basic Requirements

The Safety Engineer is expected to support both tender and project delivery teams by providing fault analysis of evolving designs. The Safety Engineer will also identify appropriate safety requirements and recommend design changes to ensure that the design is suitably safe. The ability to apply technical problem solving to assess components and structures to determine their fitness for purpose is also a requirement. With ‘legacy’ designs/equipment, the safety engineer may not actually influence the design, but will be assigned to prove that an existing completed design or piece of equipment is safe for operation in its designated role.

As a Safety Engineer you will:

1. Communicate clearly and concisely, especially with Procurement, Manufacturing, Design and Quality personnel. When required to by the Project Manager, maintain direct communication with the clients’ staff.  This may involve direct face to face contact at customer premises.

2. Ensure compliance with the companies Quality Assurance Policies in any work undertaken. In particular, there is a requirement to be fully conversant with the requirements of the company’s Business Process Manual and applicable work instructions.

3. Actively seek assistance if tasks take you outside of your defined areas of competence.

4. Remain cognisant of the work undertaken by other disciplines and ensure delivery of integrated coherent solutions.

5. Write technical reports which are both technically correct but also are informative and sufficiently clear in the conclusions to allow a non-specialist to understand the outcome of the assessment.  This includes interpretation of the analysis results into meaningful conclusions.

6. Work as part of a larger analytical team where appropriate.

7. Ensure that you have an awareness of the codes, standards, legal and regulatory requirements, which are relevant to your operating level and to the task in hand.  You shall ensure that your work is compliant to those standards, and that compliance is suitably recorded and documented.

8. Assist in production of man-hour budgets and timescale estimates during the tendering phase of a project as well as during the project delivery (eg costs to complete).

9. Identify variations of the technical scope of a project and bring these to the immediate attention of the Project Manager.

10. Work within cost and time constraints as defined in the project plan.

11. Be proactive in seeking ways to achieve task completion below the defined budget, whilst maintaining the company and customer QMS requirements.

12. Meet, or ideally exceed, customer expectations for Quality, Cost and Delivery monitored with customer satisfaction surveys.

13. Participate and present in design reviews giving input as to the implications of design changes.  In cases of failure of an assessment, be able to comment on potential corrective actions when required to do so.

14. Identify promptly to the project team any findings or projected reductions in the safety margins which may undermine the design/piece of equipment.

15. Ensure that all calculations are adequately checked and that evidence of the checking exists to satisfy internal, external, technical and quality requirements.


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