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Senior System Safety Engineer

Industry Sector: Construction inc Facilities Management
Job Function: Engineering & Design
Position Type: Permanent
Location: Adelaide - Metro
Closing Date: 16/05/2019
Ref. No.: 121631

• Global $3.6 Billion, 12 year Australian Defence force naval shipbuilding project • Initially based in Adelaide before relocating to Perth after 2-3 years
• German engineering and manufacturing company establishing in Australia
• Opportunity to get in at the start and make your mark!

Our client Lürssen is a family owned company with over 140 years of shipbuilding expertise, and a global leader in design and construction of ships for commercial and defence purposes. In May 2017, in pursuit of the SEA 1180 contract and regional export opportunities, Lürssen founded a subsidiary company, Lürssen Australia. The company will support Australia’s national sovereign shipbuilding strategy and operates from a new office in the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia.

BASED IN OSBORNE, ADELAIDE (national and international travel may be required), then relocation to Perth for approximately 10 years (domestic relocation package will be offered).

We are assisting our Client in the search for a Senior System Safety Engineer. The role is to lead the development of the OPV Platform Safety Case by managing the safety programme of work, including liaison with and monitoring of subcontractors and their safety programmes, in order to gain the necessary regulatory approval.

The post holder will be responsible for managing and undertaking detailed safety assessments of the platform and monitor, audit and review on a regular and on-going basis all safety cases developed, tasks undertaken and safety controls implemented by our major subcontractors and, from all of this, manage and be responsible for the compilation and production of an overarching OPV Platform Safety Case Report for the relevant Australian Naval Authorities. This task will involve the identification of hazards, risks and potential design modifications and related derived safety requirements.

You will have:
• Australian Defence Security Clearance (Minimum NV1) required or must be able to obtain.
• Tertiary Qualifications required in engineering or technology qualification.
• Experience in a System or Functional Safety role that has involved the development and management of Safety Cases ideally in the Naval or Defence environment.
• An understanding of the shipbuilding or heavy construction and engineering sectors, ideally with experience of the Australian shipbuilding industry and the Naval or Defence sectors.
• Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
• Demonstrable ability to interact with managers and employees at all levels.
• Excellent planning, analytical and decision-making skills.
• German skills are a plus.

Those elements considered desirable for the role are presented below:
• Good understanding in multiple safety assessment, hazard identification and analysis techniques, system safety standards and the Naval Technical Regulatory System.
• Good understanding of MIL-STD 882 E

In return, Luerssen Australia will offer you:
• The unique opportunity to be part of a project that is delivering unique strengths to the Australian defence capability
• An opportunity to work for a world-renowned company
• The ability to build your professional career in a multi-disciplined business
• A supportive and dynamic team environment

Apply for this great opportunity by visiting or alternatively contact Ivan Vujicic on (08) 9481 2424 for a confidential discussion.

Downing Teal is a privately owned global recruitment consultancy, serving the heavy engineering and broader resources sector for over 50 years. We have supported the Australian Defence Industry since the construction of first Australian Collins Class Submarine.

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For further information regarding this position please contact Ivan Vujicic at or by phoning on +61 8 9481 2424

Please quote reference number: 121631 in all correspondence.

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