Safety & Certification Engineer

Position Type
Full-time permanent
Business Area / Division
UK - Birkenhead
Job Advert Description

Responsible for ensuring technical accuracy of Hazard Identification, Hazard Logs, Safety Assessments Reports, Certification Plans and other Airworthiness related documents are generated for a range of equipment and operational fields.

Responsible for the mentoring other team members in the development of products using Safety Engineering Assurance practices.

Responsible for ensuring that all projects conform to ‘As Low As Reasonably Practicable’ (ALARP) principles and best practice arrangements according to the relevant regulatory requirements.

Responsible for ensuring the design is legally compliant and operable.

Responsible for providing advice to design team on safety requirements and ensuring that an ALARP/Safe design is achieved.

Act as the Project Manager regarding changes and updates to Safety Assessment requirements.

Responsible for ensuring that all Design Qualification and Certification documentation, appropriate to the type of product, is prepared, delivered and implemented utilising best practice principals such that; required standards of safety, cost, quality and time commitments are met and that the documentation is Right First Time.

Responsible for Identify and drive improvement initiatives on Safety Engineering and Certification processes to more effectively embed a culture of Safe Working Practices, building upon existing Processes, Procedures and Work Instructions.

Support the wider team by Reviewing and Approving procedures for other Design Engineering teams as applicable.

Responsible for the review reported failures, malfunction and defects as highlighted by the Quality department that may affect the safety and airworthiness of a product and determine any necessary action needed to be taken.

Responsible for review of engineering designs and the development of substantiation data to demonstrate compliance with regulatory and customer requirements.

Support the Engineering Lead by provide certification expertise and supporting documentation delivery as an active part of ensuring the final design be fully compliant with requisite certification and airworthiness requirements.

Support the team by defining, progressing and facilitating test and analysis in support of compliance verification.

Attend design maturity gate reviews and technical coordination meetings to provide the airworthiness and certification inputs and progress reports.

Maintain technical competency and currency to be fully effective in role.

At times, must be able to represent the Engineering Systems Lead (act as a deputy).

Demonstrate a solid understanding of Safety Engineering Principles and the ability to develop Safety documentation with minimal supervision.

Demonstrate a solid understanding of aerospace regulatory approvals pertinent to EASA and UK MoD standards

Accountability and ownership.

Sound knowledge of material characteristics, including but not limited to; flammability of materials would be desirable.


Qualified to degree level in an Engineering discipline.

Experience in Flight Equipment, Aerospace Equipment or general aircraft design

Completed suitable education/training of AS9100, EASA Part 21 Subpart G & J and UK MAA DAOS/DEFSTAN 0056


(E) = Essential / (D) Desirable

(E) IT Literacy
(E) Familiarity and Experience of work with Company Procedures
(E) Risk Assessments
(E) ISO AS9100 Awareness
(E) Design Reviews
(E) Familiarity and Experience with Change Control
(D) Declaration of Design Performance (DDP’s)
(E) Safety Assessment Reports (SAR)
(E) Understanding Technical Drawings
(E) Compliance Verification
(E) EASA/FAA Certification
(D) Materials Assessment & Validation Testing


Able to demonstrate experience in the following key disciplines:

Hazard Log preparation

Participation in Contract and Design Reviews

Maintenance, review and update of existing Safety Assessment Reports and Systems

Must possess an in depth knowledge of UK MOD DAOS and EASA Part 21G&J approval requirements and be able to liaise with regulatory bodies.

Maintain an un-compromised position towards Safety Engineering procedures to the requirements of the company's UK CAA, EASA and DAOS Scope of Approval

Be acceptable to the regulatory authority.

Ability to manage the creation of Safety Assessments within external contractors

Ability to proactively design, plan and carry out work.

Demonstrate a track record in the preparation and delivery of Safety Assessments according to the requirements of DEF STAN 0056

Ability to review and amend procedures, engaging with all stakeholders

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