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Systems Safety Assurance Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.
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We are immediately hiring for a Systems Safety Assurance Engineer to work within the Systems Safety & Assurance Team to ensure and promote the effective Systems Safety throughout all of SYSTRA’s Engineering & Infrastructure Projects and client projects. This role will be a fantastic opportunity to work on one of the leading conventional rail projects in the UK in a critical role. The role will initially be working from home with long term hybrid working.


Main Duties

  • Working with SYSTRA Projects and Client Projects to ensure compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, the Common Safety Method 2012 and the Railway Interoperability Regulations through active monitoring and audit
  • Deliver system safety related training packages both internal and external to the company
  • Undertaking regular monitoring and inspection of company projects to report on levels of compliance and identify lessons learned and opportunities for improvement
  • Providing input to SYSTRA Projects focus groups including Technical Board, Safe By Design
  • Promote effective Design Risk Management and System Safety throughout the company
  • Facilitation of Hazard Identification, Hazard Review and other risk workshops
  • Provide assistance to the company with regards business development and continual improvement through collaboratively working with other disciplines to enhance SYSTRA Projects’ service delivery and processes
  • Provide Advice and Management on issues involving CDM, CSM* and Interoperability* as well as other regulatory requirements relating to SYSTRA Projects portfolio of works (multi-sector construction)
  • Promote Safe By Design amongst the company and projects
  • To secure repeat business through proactive Client management
  • To win work by assisting proposals with the technical input into bids/estimates and proposal
  • Provide support to the System Safety Assurance Manager


Knowledge & Skills


  • Significant experience within the railway industry
  • Knowledge in Risk Assessment process and techniques
  • Competent practitioner in system safety
  • Effective communicator
  • Able to manage and plan your own workload effectively
  • Able to audit and inspect internal projects and processes
  • Ideally membership of or working towards membership of a relevant professional institution eg. IOSH, ICE, APS
  • Good knowledge of engineering design and construction principles and standards
  • Experience of general construction activities and methods
  • Good understanding of Common Safety Method and the Railway Interoperability Regulations and how it is applied in a Rail environment with respect to design and compliance.
  • Experience working with Assessment Body, Notified Body and Designated Body
  • Good knowledge of CDM, its application and its principles
  • Good knowledge of engineering design standards for the UK Rail Network and British and European Standards


Behaviour Competencies


  • Lead by example, living the SYSTRA vision, mission and values
  • Commercial awareness
  • Nurtures business and Client relationships
  • Able to lead and support others through compliance with System Safety requirements
  • Shows passion and enthusiasm
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team working; demonstrate effective working/communicating across teams within the company to ensure delivery of projects
  • Self-motivated team player; able to work with the minimum of supervision
  • IT Computer literate – specifically Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to stand in front of groups and instruct


Other Responsibilities


  • To uphold and act in accordance with the Businesses values, behaviours and strategic objectives within the context of the duties of the post
  • To support and adhere to the Businesses policy on Equality, Diversion and Inclusion
  • To comply with the requirements of the GDPR and associated legislation in so far as they relate to the duties of the post
  • To comply fully at all times with the policies relating to conduct at work

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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