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System Safety Manager

My Client is looking for a System Safety Manager to support Lead System Safety Manager in providing oversight to monitor that Safety Engineering on the Crossrail Project is conducted in a manner that is compliant to the requirements of UK Law and good practice, in order to achieve a level of risk that is both tolerable and reduced as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Job Description

System Safety Manager
London
Rate £NEG
12 months

My Client is looking for a System Safety Manager to support Lead System Safety Manager in providing oversight to monitor that Safety Engineering on the Crossrail Project is conducted in a manner that is compliant to the requirements of UK Law and good practice, in order to achieve a level of risk that is both tolerable and reduced as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Principal Accountabilities
Supporting CRL in relation to:
- Acting as part of the systems team in all matters relating to safety engineering and acting as an informed buyer of safety engineering services
- Planning and managing assurance and safety engineering resources to facilitate consistency of approach across projects and delivery teams, against the specified engineering and legislative requirements
- Producing and checking that the Designer's System Safety Plans and deliverables are in place and are compliant, with regard to safety engineering, to London Underground, Railway Group Standards, European/UK Standards, Common Safety Methods, Yellow Book and Technical Specifications for Interoperability
- Establishing, improving and maintaining, with engineering teams, the processes and controls for safety engineering and safety assurance activities as part of the lifecycle
- Interfacing with project teams and providing external approval bodies on Safety Assurance & Safety Engineering issues
- Representing Crossrail on safety engineering matters internally and externally
- Day to day management of and conducting safety engineering and safety assurance activities
- Liaising with contractors in relation to system safety engineering, review and acceptance of contractor performance with regard to safety engineering. Review and acceptance of contractor deliverables with regard to safety engineering
- Managing of activities required to check that the integrated system is safe. Undertaking Safety Engineering activities as described by Common Safety Methods, Yellow Book, EN50126, EN50128, EN50129 and IEC 61508
- Assessing the impact of on safety due to change in requirements
- Representing Safety Engineering discipline on:
i. Technical Review Group
ii. Hazard Review Panel
iii. System Integration Review Panel (or Successor body)
iv. Gate reviews
v. And other panels and groups as appropriate
- Management of the hazard logs (e.g. ComplyPro)
- Management of safety deliverables and preparation of monthly status reports
- Assist in the preparation and execution of system safety workshops (HRP, Safety forums, etc.)
- Involvement in the review of safety risk assessments in accordance with the European Common Safety Method (CSM) on risk evaluation and assessment
- Support in the production of all safety deliverables and it presentation to appropriate approval panels
- Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Crossrail Target Zero principles
- Co-operate with Crossrail in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times
- Act as a role model for Crossrail's vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Crossrail's Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too
- Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues
- Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put Crossrail's information or information systems at risk

Main challenges of the job
To support the Lead System Safety Manager in:
- Checking that the Crossrail project meets its legal requirements under UK law i.e. the risk associated with the system delivered is at least tolerable and ALARP
- Checking that the system is engineered to be safe
- Meeting the tight time schedules

Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external)
- Internal Interfaces- Technical, Health and Safety, Implementation, Directors; Head of Procurement; Engineering Managers
- Internal Interfaces- Technical, Health and Safety, Project Delivery, Assurance Team, Integration, Implementation, Procurement; Project Managers, Engineering Managers and Discipline Engineers
- External Interfaces - CRL Contractors; RfL, LUL, NR, MTR, ORR; NoBos; DeBos; AsBo; Standards Owners such as RSSB, TfL, LUL, RfL, etc

Person Specification
- Substantial experience of Safety Engineering & RAM in a railway related environment
- Higher degree in Safety, Risk and Reliability or a degree with demonstrable Safety Engineering content, or equivalent experience
- Chartered Engineer or member of the Safety and Reliability Society
- Excellent inter-personal skills with proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidiscipline management team
- Ability to work with other disciplines to meet delivery dates in the railway industry
- Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills

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Adam Razzell

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I provide skilled professionals for the engineering and operational aspects of the rail signalling and telecoms industry. My area of specialist expertise is within signalling design. I have established a very good reputation in my field and am proud to represent a large pool of extremely talented candidates.