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Approximate Salary:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Consultant
Industry Segments:
Consulting, Environmental Services
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Safety Engineer

Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today by clicking the "Apply for this job" link.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

Main Job Function:

  • Provide Safety Engineering expertise in the development and implementation of urban rail solutions.
  • Ensure that supplied solutions are in accordance with the safety requirements of the customer and of Thales Group, as well as with the statutory regulations, to secure the authorization from the Thales Safety Authority and from the Safety Authority appointed by the customer.
  • Ensure that an effective Safety lifecycle is established and implemented on projects, allowing the safety of the solution. Work with all functions of the project organization to ensure that all safety requirements are agreed, understood and fulfilled.
  • Ensure that software processes and practices are adequate to support the required level of reliability, safety and performance of the system.

Project Safety Engineers are assigned to projects, but maintain independence by reporting directly to the TTSI Director of Safety & Quality. 

Chorus 2.0 role: Part of RAMS Assurance Engineer and RAMT Engineer positions. 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and execute project safety plans in line with all contractual commitments and Thales internal minimum requirements. Prepare work packages for project management.
  • Identify safety requirements through:Evaluation of design through various hazard and failure mode analyses;
  • Identification and evaluation of operational hazards.
  • Hazard analyses comprise the following:
  • Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), System Hazard Analyses (SHA), Interface Hazard Analysis (IHA), Operating & Support Hazard Analysis (O&SHA), Sub-System Hazard Analysis (SSHA), functional Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Establish and manage until handover to customer the project Hazard Log (HLOG). This implies closure of hazards as sufficient evidences are recorded and exporting control measures as necessary.
  • Verify safety of both hardware and software by performing Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).
  • Assure compliance of system, software design and operational procedures with safety requirements. Evaluate trade-off within the design choices.
  • Represent Safety and provide recommendations in technical meetings involving safety-related issues. Participate in, influence and approve design decisions impacting or potentially impacting Safety.
  • Help define, and support implementation of, processes and practices, to design, integrate, verify and validate the developed software in line with the CENELEC standard.
  • Provide an independent assessment of the integrity of the produced software based on the selected methods and tools, competencies and organization.
  • Track and record the closure of all processes and tests that verifies the safety of the delivered hardware and software.
  • Accountable for performing work within budget and schedule requirements for the project or team, and identification of resource problems.
  • Attend project meetings and Thales corporate meetings as necessary.
  • Coach any more junior members of Safety & Quality team.
  • Prepare reporting according to the project management and team requirements.
  • Comply with occupational health and safety rules whether in the office or on project sites.
  • Work closely with other team members, both inside the Safety & Quality team and from other functional teams, to meet the project objectives.

Job Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • Occasional domestic and international travel (approximately 20%).
  • Detailed knowledge of system requirements definition/design, safety and risk analysis.
  • Detailed knowledge of CENELEC and AREMA standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of standards and processes applicable to the development of safety critical software.
  • Familiarity with military specifications.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Work as a team player, proactivity.
  • Good command of English language, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of railway systems is an asset.
  • Experience with identification of occupation health and safety hazard and risk assessment of the workplace is an asset.
  • Computer skills: MS Office, DOORS, Modelling, Databases

Education and Experience:

  • B. Sc Electrical Engineering, Comp Science or equivalent.
  • 4+ years train control experience and/or automatic control in other industry.
  • Experience of development in C.
  • 2+ years of Safety Engineering experience.

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