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Safety Critical Software Principal Engineer

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£55k - 60k per year


Safety Critical Software Principal Engineer

Bristol, Aldershot, Epsom, Manchester, Silchester


SC Clearance

Your purpose:

  • Take on leading roles in safety-critical software teams setting direction to consultancy and engineering services for a range of clients in industries such as Nuclear Power, Defence, Rail and Aerospace.
  • Advise our clients how to develop and verify safety-critical software systems and programmable systems to ensure that they meet engineering standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Shape technical strategy help our teams define delivery plans and execute these on a day-to-day basis to solve our client’s challenges.
  • Work with our project and bid managers to balance time, cost, quality and client satisfaction parameters.
  • Mentor junior staff and support their competency growth.
  • Work with our technical assurance team to ensure the quality of work that we deliver meets our high professional standards.
  • Work with our market sales teams to support bidding for new projects.

What you can bring?

You will have –

  • A degree-level qualification in Computer Science, Mathematics, science or engineering subject.
  • Chartered status or be working towards this.
  • Knowledge of design, development and test of real-time, embedded software, particularly in a safety-critical context.
  • Experience of applying standards used in safety or mission-critical industries such as IECs 61508, 60880, 50128, 62061, 61513 or 61226; ARP4754; DEF-STANs 00-55 or 00-56; or DO-178C.
  • Experience of developing and / or assuring Software, Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) and Complex Electronic Hardware (CEH) Systems.

You will be –

  • An experienced technical leader.
  • A creative thinker and an excellent communicator.
  • A team player.

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with demonstrable experience of –

  • Providing independent advice, support and guidance in an Aerospace, Rail, Nuclear, Medical or other safety critical environment.
  • Developing pragmatic and novel solutions to complex problems.
  • Contributing to a range of project lifecycle stages from concept to decommissioning.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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