Senior Safety Assurance Engineer

TQR Plymouth
16 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017
Contract Type
We have an exciting opportunity for experienced safety/quality professionals to help build an effective assurance framework for the largest Naval Dockyard in North West Europe, which employs in the region of 5,500 people.

Working closely with key stakeholders, the new Safety Assurance function will facilitate alignment of the Safety Management System with the developing ISO45001 standard, establishing clear ownership of compliance arrangements within the business.

Designing and implementing an integrated audit strategy, the function will establish clear metrics and reporting criteria, highlighting to the DRDL Board the status of risk management and compliance within their operations and informing decision-making

As a qualified and experienced safety and/or quality professional you will relish this new challenge to support and guide the business through a period of transformation in safety assurance. You will have a thorough understanding of management systems and a track record of influencing organisations to seek and exploit opportunities for business improvement through effective and proportionate risk management.

Tasks and responsibilities are:

- To support the Safety Assurance Manager in the transformation of the DRDL Safety Management System in accordance with the agreed ConOps for SHE Assurance.
- To support the Safety Assurance Manager in the production of an annual assurance audit plan for DRDL operations.
- The Planning, preparation, conducting, reporting and follow-up of audits to assure compliance with the requirements of the Business Management System, ISO45001 (when established) and other regulatory and customer contractual requirements the organisation is required to comply with.
- To facilitate continuous improvement throughout the business through the identification and sharing of good practice between Business Units.
- To liaise with all levels of management across the organisation to establish their programmes of related work and timing of internal, external and supplier audit activities.
- To conduct reactive audits/investigations and risk assessments as directed by the Safety Assurance Manager.
- To undertake any duties and responsibilities in support of the Business Management System as directed by the Safety Assurance Manager.
- To assist the Safety Assurance Manager in reviewing business HS(D) policies, processes and support documents, ensuring compliance is maintained throughout the revision process.
- To substitute for other SSAEs in the event of leave, sickness etc.
- To liaise with and assist Regulators, Certification Bodies and customer representatives in the execution of their assessments/audits and the monitoring and verification of any resultant findings with the managers concerned.
- To undertake supplier assessments to determine their suitability / continued suitability for use on organisation contracts.
- To define all non-conformances' arising from internal audit and informing all managers concerned to enable corrective actions to be formulated, assessed, monitored, completed and verified within agreed timescales.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

- Minimum HNC in an engineering or technical subject
- CMIOSH or under a programme of training to achieve that qualification
- Desirable:
- ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor qualified


- Experience in safety or auditing.
- Familiarity with the H&S legislative framework and compliance requirements.
- Experience of developing structured compliance arrangements to meet statutory requirements.
- Experience in undertaking independent audits against recognised standards (preferred)
- Effective communicator and influencer
- Supportive team player
- Developed report-writing skills

If you are an experienced Safety Assurance Engineer, and are currently looking for a new challenge then please submit an up to date CV by using the 'apply' button below. For further information please phone the TQR Branch and ask for Louise. Many thanks for your interest.