Systems Engineer - Safety

Halifax - Nova Scotia - Canada - Industry - Shipbuilding - Engineering & Design - Academic Bachelor

We are hiring a Systems Engineer – Safety for a position with our client, a major Canadian shipbuilding company. The System Safety Engineer will fulfill a key role in the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Systems Engineering Team, with a focus on the integration of rotary wing aircraft into the ship, and the systems that support aircraft operations. This position will report to the Engineering Manager – Safety and Certification, and will be required to support the development and implementation of the Safety and Environmental Program, working collaboratively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Regulators. Areas of knowledge and experience are required in, but not limited to:

  • Aviation Facilities
  • Ship/Air Interface
  • Release To Service
  • System Hazard Identification and Safety Control Development
  • Safety and Environmental Case development
  • Safety Verification & Validation techniques
  • Safety at sea (Preparation for Sea Trials)

Feel free to contact

Rory Lyden, Account manager

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About this role


  • Conduct all work in accordance with the Safety and Environmental Management System.
  • Develop and execute the aviation integration aspects of the Safety and Environmental Program in accordance with Regulatory and Statutory requirements, and DND/RCAF Policy.
  • Coordinate Joint Clearance for Service Use Certification.
  • Ensure that physical and functional interfaces of all systems are identified, defined and approved via Interface Control Documents.
  • Provide System Safety Engineering expertise to the development, documentation, and evaluation of deliverables related to the requirements definition, design, integration, and test of all shipborne facilities related to aviation operations.
  • Provide System Safety Engineering support in evaluating Engineering Change to ensure that impacts, risks and issues related to design, integration, test, and acceptance activities are identified, communicated and recorded.
  • Provide technical input to the Safety and Environmental Case.
  • Provide technical expertise to Integrated Project Teams and Working Groups.
  • Contribute to Hazard Identification, Analysis and Risk Assessment.
  • Promote positive Safety and Environmental Culture within the Project.
  • Support a culture of collaboration, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the Project.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Be a role model for professional behavior.

About you


  • Education in a relevant Engineering/Science discipline\
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the following fields:
  • Engineering in large and complex defense acquisition projects involving coordination between multiple organizations
  • Integration of rotary wing aircraft into warships
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers
  • Excellent time management, and written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in the below would be considered an asset:
  • Product Safety and Product Environmental engineering for Naval equipment
  • Joint Clearance For Service Use
  • Release To Service (RTS)
  • Application of military safety standards, e.g. Mil Std 882E, Def Stan 00-056/00-051 etc.
  • Development of Safety and Environmental Cases and Safety and Environmental Case Reports
  • Experience in ship construction

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About us

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  • Publication: PUB241380
  • Location: Halifax
  • Market: Industry
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Shipbuilding
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Closing date: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Rory Lyden

Account manager Brunel Canada Toronto

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