Safety & Certification Engineer

Posted by Michael Page on 14/02/2020 (17:45)

Birkenhead, Merseyside
14/02/2020 (17:45)
Michael Page

Growing manufacturing company in the Aerospace & Defence sector. The role is based in Birkenhead

Client Details

Survitec is a global leader in survival and safety solutions to the marine, defence, aerospace and energy markets. Throughout its 160 year history, it has remained at the forefront of innovation, design and application engineering and is the trusted name when it comes to critical safety and survival solutions.

Survitec operates through two distinct businesses, for Marine and Aerospace & Defence. Together they have over 3,000 employees worldwide covering 8 manufacturing facilities, 15 offshore support centres and over 70 owned service stations. It is further supported by a network of over 500 3rd party service stations and distributors.

By setting the global standard in critical safety and survival, Survitec protects over one million lives every day.

The business is currently going through an exciting period of positive change, & this opportunity is based in the Defence & Aerospace business.


The role of a Safety & Certification Engineer is to be responsible for the Safety, Airworthiness and Certification activities in support of new products, upgrades and modifications to existing products and in service support thereafter. A primary focus for the role, is achieving safe and fully certified product designs to meet the exacting requirements/standards of Survitec customers.

  • 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 Manager 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.


  • 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


· 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.

Job Offer

Competitive salary plus benefits.

All 3rd part applications will be sent to Michael Page

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