Safety Risk Consultant (Rail)

Job Title: Safety Risk Consultant (Rail)
Location: Manchester or London
Closing Date: 21/01/2022

Arup is an independent firm of designers, engineers, planners, and consultants working across every aspect of today's built environment. Our ingenuity of spirit drives us to realise our clients' ambitions, combining technology, innovation, and brilliant thinking to redefine the possible across the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world.

Our resilience, security and risk practice has consistently been at the forefront of the field since it was formed in the mid-1990s. The practice brings creates a unique multi-disciplinary environment, helping our clients manage malicious risk, safety hazards, operational reliability, and resilience in each aspect of their businesses and operations.

Our world-leading technical risk and reliability engineering team has been involved in a wide range of industries including traditional major hazard industries, mission-critical and commercial sectors, and emerging technology sectors. With the change and development in engineering systems and the disruption of new technologies to industries, the risk to society from engineering system failure and safety hazards are constantly evolving. Our team applies its knowledge and experience in safety management, reliability engineering, and risk-based approaches to help our clients to understand what can go wrong and to find a better way and solution to ensure the risk is effectively managed and controlled.

You will join Arup as a Safety Risk Consultant (Rail) working in our Technical Risk and Reliability team based in London or Manchester. You will be ensuring that railway systems and operations achieve best in class performance in a safe & sustainable manner. The role will be predominantly focused on the rail industry, including railway systems and infrastructures. Though you must be keen and able to adapt and transfer your skills to new industries when opportunities arise.

You will be supporting the wider team in project delivery, finding a better way, and delivering better safe and reliable engineering solutions. You will be working collaboratively with other technical domain experts, multi-disciplinary design teams, cost consultants and project managers to deliver solutions to the unique challenges our clients face.

You will have a good working knowledge and experience in system safety, railway system engineering, risk management, safety cases, and safety justifications, and safety management systems to demonstrate and lead risk reduction in accordance with industry standard methodology and to accepted industry levels. You will be involved throughout the whole project life cycle from input at strategic and planning stages, feasibility, and concept design to operations and maintenance.

You will also have strong skills in analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and excellent written, verbal, and sketch communication. You will be collaborative in your approach, flexible and agile in your way of working with others but also able to work independently.

You will be part of a team passionate about managing safety, risk, and reliability from engineering system failures and embed resilience in systems and infrastructure to shape a safer, more reliable, and sustainable future.

In this role you will be expected to:
Undertake system safety activities such as hazard identification, analysis and evaluation, risk analysis and modelling, risk management, hazard and engineering safety management, and safety justifications in accordance to relevant EU and UK railway legislation and standards e.g. ROGS, CSMs, EN 50126/8/9.
Support system safety discipline on multi-disciplinary design projects
Support the facilitation of workshops with clients, stakeholders and multi-discipline engineers.
Analyse safety, operational & maintenance data sets to identify solutions to improve system safety and performance.
Conduct bespoken technical safety and risk analyses and carry out peer review and technical due diligence studies.
Support business development and development of technical excellence through active participation in skills network

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrument & Control or Reliability will also be strongly considered), Mathematics or related field or equivalent experience, with a minimum 2:1/60% or higher.

Experience and working knowledge in railway system safety management that includes:
System safety / engineering safety management
Hazard Identification (HAZID), Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP),Hazard log management
Risk assessment (qualitative and quantitative) and risk management
As low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) / So far as is reasonably practicable (SFAIRP) principles
Failure Mode, Effect & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
Fault Tree Analysis
Safety case development
Safety management activities to achieve 'Authorisation for Placing into Service' for rail infrastructure or rolling stock
Experience and knowledge in design, operation and maintenance of railway system and infrastructures, with a track record in delivering system safety on multi-disciplinary design projects.

Desired Skills & Experience
Accredited or working towards Chartered Engineer or equivalent with a membership of a relevant professional body.
MSc, Ph.D. or other postgraduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience in reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS) throughout all phases of the life cycle of a railway application
Experience in undertaking BS EN 50126 RAM activities such as; RAM plans, Functional Block Diagrams, reliability/availability apportionment, FMECA, Reliability Block Diagrams, DRACAS, and maintainability analysis
Interest and experience in risk-based design, data analytics, numerical/statistical analysis (such as Monte Carlo Simulation), human factors, and dynamics.
Use of the Isograph Reliability Workbench (RWB) and other similar reliability software tools.
Interest and experience in the digital railway, security of safety critical systems, cyber security of Industrial Control System (ICS) such as ERTMS / ETCS / GSM-R; digitisation of maintenance, predictive maintenance, machine-learning techniques, industrial internet of things (IoTs), new digital tools, digital performance management, data visualisation.
Intermediate or higher ability in programming in Visual Basic, C++, Python, or other scripting languages.
Eligibility for UK Security Clearance.

Rewards and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm's financial performance.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone's circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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