Safety Assurance Engineer (MooN)

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Date: 11 Nov 2023

Location: Hatfield, HRT, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:425311 


Site: Hatfield/Home Based


Appointment Basis: Permanent 


Excellent Salary + Benefits Include: Pension, Life Assurance, Contributed Healthcare, plus many more.


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Safety Assurance Engineer (MooN) we’re looking for?



Reporting to the Alstom Product’s Overall Safety Assurance Manager (T1SAM) the successful candidate will join a small team of other Safety Assurance Engineers responsible for the Engineering Safety Management of product introduction, improvement, and obsolescence management for Alstom D&IS 


As the MooN Product Safety Assurance Engineer, you will be responsible for obtaining and developing the approval of the MooN SmartLock Platform in conjunction with a dedicated Engineering team working on the UK Application of the product. You will be working as the Safety Assurance Manager to support the client’s requirement, ensuring that CENENLEC EN 50126, 50128 and 50129 are satisfied as well as Common Safety Method are applied and met in accordance with Alstom Process. To then become the UK Expert of the SmartLock MooN Platform for Safety Assurance and to support implementation, improvements, and obsolescence management. 



  • Activities will involve the candidate in all aspects of Engineering Safety Management including: 

  • Provide engineering safety assurance to large and complex application product introductions as Safety Assurance Manager. 

  • Manage the Safety Assurance activities and personnel for Technology Introduction 

  • Practical Implementation of an Engineering Safety Management Lifecycle for product introduction compliance with the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment and CENELEC Standards including 

  • Development of Safety Plans 

  • Project hazard analysis / Safety Risk Activities (including chairing Hazard Identification activities) 

  • Hazard (Log/Record) Oversight, Mitigation and Closure 

  • Development of safety cases / safety justification reports 

  • Strategic planning and prioritisation of Safety Assurance activities to meet product approval deadlines, including the ability to respond effectively to change. 

  • Provision of advice on Safety Assurance to product development teams in relation to issues that may prevent a project meeting its safety requirements or achieving safety acceptance.  Such advice may arise from, attending progress/engineering meetings, audits, Design Reviews and program stage and gate reviews. 

  • Engineering safety management liaison at all levels within D&IS (especially Program Manager, Product Engineer, and Product System Engineers) and externally with customer, appropriate Assessment Bodies (such as ISA, AsBo, DeBo and NoBo), other parts of Alstom globally, as well as subcontractors and suppliers. 

  • Assist with the Preparation of Safety Assurance inputs for Tenders and Tender evaluation. 

  • Generation and justification of regular Key Project Indicator updates for ‘On Time Delivery’ of Safety Assurance documentation and Hazard Log/Record Statistics for all areas of Alstom management organisation in the UK and abroad. 

  • The candidate will be to travel regularly to other Alstom office locations (in the UK and abroad) as well as project/site offices related to their product responsibilities to support product introduction. 

  • To comply with, undertake and promote all relevant Environment, Health & Safety measures, responsibilities, and activities. 



The candidate shall demonstrate the following capabilities: 



  • Understanding and practical application of conventional UK signalling application 

  • Practical Railway industry experience in safety engineering or safety assurance and systems engineering

  • Ability to work autonomously to timescales and prioritise work to meet deadlines. 

  • Practical understanding and application of the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment and associated procedures and application 

  • Ability to work autonomously to timescales and prioritise work to meet deadlines. 

  • Practical understanding and application of the CENELEC Standards including BSEN50126/8/9 and associated procedures and application. 

  • Demonstrable ability and history of interfacing with the UK railway industry / safety leaders in a competent professional manner, whilst maintaining safety and commercial interests 

  • Attention to detail. 



  • Recognised accreditation against the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment 

  • Understanding (and preferably practical application) of 

  • Conventional Computer Based signalling and interlocking applications. 

  • Experience in Safety or Software auditing 

  • Manage and coordinate personal activities and those of others against conflicting timescales and priorities. 

  • Experience and practical application of Reliability Availability and Maintainability Modelling and Failure Recording and Corrective Action System 

  • Good style of concise written arguments and report preparation 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (in written and spoken English) 

  • Educated to BEng Honours or equivalent in Systems Engineering related subject with a Good pass in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! 


Important to note
As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.
At Alstom we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible start and finish times, job sharing, or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
Alstom U.K. is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief.
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