Senior System Safety Engineer

about 1 year ago
Full time role
In-person · Bristol, England, GB... more
In-person · Bristol, England, GB... more

Job Description

Why work with us? 

We are breaking the boundaries and pushing our commitment in the EVTOL world by Changing the way the world travels. Our mission is powered by pioneers and progress is our prerogative.  

Here at Vertical, we are developing the UK’s first fully electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), the VX4. With zero-operating emissions. Vertical is transforming the way people travel through offering a faster, safer and greener way to move.     

Founded in 2016, Vertical is a leading aerospace and technology company, with the largest global pre-order book with prestigious airline partners such as Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines, and our exceptional partner ecosystem includes the likes of Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. 

What success will look like for the Senior System Safety Engineer

  • You will be coordinating the activities in the Safety Team, while managing multiple projects and delivering them on time. 
  • A career background in the design and development of safety-critical systems.
  • An interest in green technology in aviation.
  • Significant demonstrable experience of aircraft and/or system level safety assessments.
  • Awareness of the processes and requirements relevant to aircraft certification.
  • Knowledge of SAE ARP 4754A / 4761 and their application.
  • Experienced user of fault tree analysis tools (Reliability Work Bench/FT+ preferred).
  • Strong analytical skills to examine evidence to support a safety argument.

Everything sounds very interesting but how do I know this is the role for me? 

  • Education to degree level or higher in an Engineering discipline (Aeronautical, Mechanical or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of air vehicle design .Experience of working with multiple types of air vehicle including rotorcraft / multi rotors.
  • Experience with 2X.1309 analyses and guidance material.
  • Experience of System-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) and its application to complex systems.
  • Experience of risk management and safety management systems.
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering.
  • Participation in EUROCAE Working Groups (or similar).
  • Familiarity with Dassault Systemes engineering and management tools (3DX).
  • An understanding of the interrelationship between Cyber Security on Safety
  • A basic understanding of aviation software development and system communication protocols.
  • An understanding of RTCA DO-178C, and RTCA DO-254.


What can you expect from us?  For us it is important that people feel valued for the impact they have and are able to thrive and experience the career journey of a lifetime. Our overall approach to reward seeks to offer competitive packages that attract the diverse and talented people we need to achieve our ambitious objectives 

Our Vertical Additional Benefits  

  • ‘Primary Benefits’ are available as standard, 5% Pension Match, 2 x Salary Life Insurance, Income Protection, 26 days + bank holiday and the opportunity for extra 5 days when getting married or forming a civil partnership 
  • ‘Flex Fund Benefits’ are benefits that don’t come as standard, but you can ‘pay’ for using a company provided ‘Flex Fund’ (equal to 4% of salary) Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, EV Car Subscription, Home EV Charger, Holiday Buy, Pension Top Up, and many more
  • ‘Payroll benefits’ Workplace ISA, Commuter Loan, Interest Free Technology Loans
  • ‘Extra benefits’ are the many benefits we offer that can be accessed through our rewards platform, incl. Discounted Shopping Scheme, Eye Care Benefits, Free Mortgage Advice, Financial and Comprehensive Wellness Benefits
  • Eligibility to participate in our market leading employee long-term-incentive plan 

Our Ways of Working In the UK we have two offices and a Battery facility in Bristol, an office in London and a site in Kemble with well stocked free kitchen provisions including hot drinks, fruit and breakfasts every weekday. Our typical full time working week is 37.5 hours. We recognise the world of work is rapidly evolving and that 9-5 is no longer a fitting pattern for many. We want to support all employees to deliver their roles to the best possible standard by offering an additional level of flexibility between our sites and home where suitable for your role. Typically, this is agreed with your team, ensuring there are times for collaboration on site and work from home as appropriate.  

Do you like the look of this opportunity but not sure if you meet all the criteria we’ve outlines? Here at Vertical, we are working to create an environment of growth, diversity and opportunities for people to take on challenges and push the status quo. 

We understand some people may not apply to jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure... we'd love to hear from you.   

This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received. 

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