Functional Safety Engineer / Senior Functional Safety Engineer

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science, Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary: £33,963 to £39,955 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,949), or £43,790 to £51,517 per annum (Discretionary range to £59,245) for the Senior level
Post Type: Full time / Permanent
Closing Date: 07/03/2021
Ref No: 10510

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for either an experienced Engineer to carry out the full life cycle of delivery of a high integrity personnel safety system, or a more junior position for someone that can learn from our experienced engineers and subsequently grow into the role. PSS provide solutions to protect people from the radiation hazards produced from the Diamond synchrotron. This will be from initial selection of suitable hardware, conceptual design, detailed design, commissioning and acceptance, then ongoing support.

You will also provide creative, innovative and adaptive expert input to the specification and design of new beamline personnel safety systems.

Diamond is planning a major upgrade of the facility, known as Diamond-II, which will generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy. This role will play a significant part in contributing to the upgrade.

This opportunity is as either a Functional Safety Engineer or Senior Functional Safety Engineer depending on the strength of applicant’s skills, experience and qualifications. Depending upon the appointment level, further responsibilities will include some or all of the following:

  • Investigate replacement Safety system solutions for new Beamlines for Diamond-II;
  • Lead the specification of safety logic to ensure protection from hazards.
  • Apply technical know-how on active safety systems.
  • Manage stakeholders through all stages of the project Safety Systems life cycle.
  • Undertake statistical analysis of the installed Safety System.
  • Project manage work-packages related to Safety System by external suppliers including preparation of tenders and service level agreements.
  • Line management for contractors to support Safety System design, installation, commissioning & periodic testing.
  • Carry out training in understanding and meeting the safety requirements for applications that include Lasers and Robots and selection of suitable safety solutions.

About You

Candidates may be from a functional safety background, or perhaps an Electrical Engineer looking for a change of direction.

You will have experience in the delivery of safety systems for large scale industrial or scientific applications. This should include knowledge of 61508 & 61511 principles and appreciation of TUV certification.

Hands on experience with Safety PLC’s including specifying, software creation and verification would be beneficial.

You will display the ability to read, understand and if necessary modify engineering drawings, to write and interpret technical specifications, and have a good appreciation of project management and contract supervision principles.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or another STEM discipline, or demonstrate equivalent experience.

Other information

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

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