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Senior Safety and Reliability Engineer - Hybrid

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Solihull
Closing date
30 Oct 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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Collins Aerospace is seeking a Specialist Safety and Reliability Engineer to join the team. This is a hybrid role.

As future technologies evolve towards the More Electric Aircraft, Collins Aerospace has a significant need for high performance electric motors and drives across its broad product portfolio.

The Motor Drive Systems Centre is creating a world-class capability in the design and manufacture of high performance electric motors and motor drive systems, working closely with other Collins Aerospace divisions both as customers and partners, to establish superior, differentiated technologies for future Motor Drive Systems.

Purpose of the Role:

Working in a multi-discipline environment providing Safety & Reliability (S&R) support on Motor Drive equipment for use on civil and military aircraft throughout a project, starting from the concept design stage. The Safety and Reliability Specialist must be able to work in close liaison with customers, suppliers and work-share partners.

Experience and Responsibilities:

The candidate should have a degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline, with significant experience working as a Safety / Reliability Engineer, ideally gained in the aerospace industry although other industries would also be considered. The candidate should be able to understand electrical and electronics schematics and be able to work from card (PCB) level to system level.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Undertaking quantitative / qualitative safety & reliability analyses and producing associated technical reports / documentation
  • Derivation of Safety Requirements in System/HW/SW Specifications
  • Involvement in System Architecture development for Safety Critical Systems
This should not be considered an exhaustive list of the duties of the position; it is meant to give a general description of what the main duties are, recognising that the successful job incumbent may be requested to fulfil assignments in other departments within the business, commensurate with the level of this role.

Essential Technical Requirements:
  • FMEA / FMECA - Failure Mode, Effects and (Criticality) Analysis
  • FTA - Fault Tree Analysis
  • Hazard Analysis Techniques
  • Common Mode Analysis
Experience or knowledge of some of the following analysis techniques would be desirable:
  • FHA - Functional Hazard Analysis
  • PSSA - Preliminary System Safety Analysis
  • SSA - System Safety Analysis
  • RBD - Reliability Block Diagram
Experience or knowledge of some of the following standards would be desirable:
  • CS-25 Certification Specifications Large Aeroplanes, Part 25.1309
  • System Level DAL: SAE ARP 4754
  • Safety techniques: SAE ARP 4761
  • Airplane Level Safety: SAE ARP 5150
  • DAL Hardware/Firmware: RTCA DO-254
  • DAL Software: RTCA DO-178
  • SEU Radiation calculations: IEC TS62396 & JEDEC JESD89A
  • Std: MIL-STD-882D
  • Def Std 00-54 / 00-56
  • MIL-HDBK-217Plus
Experience in the following Software Packages would be desirable:
  • Isograph Fault Tree +
  • Isograph Reliability Work Bench
  • CAFTA Fault Tree Analysis
    Competent in using the following tools
  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project tools.
  • Requirement Management tool - DOORS
From time to time the successful candidate may be required by the Company to perform other tasks and/or learn new skills which are not included in the above description, but are within the capabilities of the individual and, where necessary, training will be given.

Why work for Collins Aerospace?

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

The high-quality products we design, test and produce help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely - every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch - the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service.

Our global team is committed to continuous improvement - we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come.

We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibilities.

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

Collins Aerospace, in accordance with our 'Baseline Security' requirements, will request from candidates evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK, and employment and/or education history for up to three years, in relation to certain roles within the business. These relate to positions where access to export controlled items, (e.g., Technical data, hardware, software, and services subject to international trade control laws and regulations) and Collins IT Systems may apply. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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