Technical Safety Engineer

Executive Talent On Demand

Toronto – ON

We are currently searching for a Technical Safety Engineer (RAMS) for our client’s dynamic team!
  • Coordinate software safety activities throughout entire system lifecycle.
  • Perform hazard identification studies (HAZID, HAZOP), hazard analyses (PHA, SHA, HAZID, FTA, FHA) and safety analyses (FFMEA, FMECA, FSA).
  • Define software safety requirements, including Software Safety Integrity Levels (SSIL).
  • Analyze and evaluate design compliance with safety requirements and safety principles.
  • Identify and record hazards in Hazard Log, assess safety risks, review hazard mitigations, evaluate the design and track hazard status throughout close-out process.
  • Review the adequacy and completeness of the safety evidence, including test and verification reports, and produce the Safety Case.
  • Work as part of integrated project team and promote company’s safety policy and best practices.
  • Recognize opportunities for, and encourage, cross-use and cross-acceptance of safety certifications and Safety Cases.
  • Represent Safety in technical meetings involving safety-related issues.
  • Participate in, influence, and approve design decisions impacting or potentially impacting safety.
  • Exercise safety leadership on the product and/or project, and is accountable for the technical safety of the train control system.
  • Prepares safety requirement specifications by analyzing and decomposing customer safety requirements.
  • Perform technical trade off evaluations to identify the system safety engineering design choices with associated advantages and disadvantages.
  • Review and approve the Hazard Log and associated hazard analyses.
  • Identify and anticipate risks and opportunities, and propose mitigation actions.
  • Prepares technical proposals, reports, presentations, change evaluations and responses to customer requests. Provides technical Bids and Proposals support as assigned.
  • Works with customers and Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) to achieve safety approval and acceptance of the train control system.
  • Defines processes and best practices covering the entire safety activities and system lifecycle.
  • Trains, leads and supervises junior members of the RAMS Engineering team.
  • Supervise other Safety Specialists and consultants by defining their work, methodology and approach, monitoring their progress, and directing them on priorities.
  • Resolves safety related issues by participating in the Safety Committee, as required.
  • Ensures that safety requirements can be verified; review safety test procedures and reports to confirm sufficient coverage of safety requirements.
  • Verify the safety of the system by performing:
    • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
    • Functional Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FFMEA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Functional Hazard Analysis (FnHA)
    • Functional Safety Analysis (FnSA)
    • Hazard Identification (HAZID) and Hazard Operability (HAZOP) studies.
  • Accountable for performing the work correctly within cost and schedule limits as defined in approved Work Package.
  • Provide support to resolve safety related issues by participating in the Safety Committee, as required.
Experience / Skills Required:
  • 10+ years Train Control Experience and/or Automatic Control Systems in other industry.
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent
  • Knowledge of fixed and moving block signalling principles, relay based and computer based interlocking design, and control tables.
  • Experience in design interface to wayside (e.g., points, track circuits, signals) and rolling stock equipment.
  • Familiarity software on real time safety critical systems. 
  • Knowledge of safety program and safety lifecycle for complex (safety critical) systems.
  • Experience with train control systems and the associated hazard, safety and risk analysis.
  • Good understanding of safety principles, and ability to evaluate safety and operational impact.
  • Experience with safety standards (CENELEC, MIL, MoD, IEEE, IEC), methods and techniques (FMEA/FMECA, FTA, FHA).
  • Good technical writing, communication and analytical skills.
  • Computer skills, MS Office; DOORS; Item ToolKit, RAM Commander, Isograph.
  • Safety analysis methods and techniques; FTA, FMEA/FMECA, HAZID/HAZOP, PHA, SHA, FnHA
  • Proof of Safety/Safety Case; GPSC, GASC, SASC
  • Safety standards EN 50126/128/129/159
  • Signalling Principles

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