Safety Specialist

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

This safety and business critical role ensures the Swanwick and Prestwick Centres Air Traffic Control ‘System’ (people, procedures, airspace, and equipment) meets safety objectives and enables a provision of a safe service.

You will proactively address key safety risks and ensure necessary assurance documentation is produced. This requires enabling and support of the multiple subject matter experts and stakeholders within the Centres and wider NATS.

Other duties include:

  • Support Safety Management activities in line with requirements of the NATS Safety Management System and Operational needs
  • Manage Centres Safety Cases and maintain acceptance by the CAA Regulator, this includes critical review and approval of Safety and Assurance Cases for existing and new functional systems
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of Operational Systems to determine the safety impact of operational ATC and Engineering issues
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of engineering principles and practice, safety standards, plus an understanding of existing and future safety related ATC functional systems
  • Prioritise efficient delivery of safety assurance, Lead, manage, and support diverse teams
  • Facilitate Hazard and Risk Analysis activities
  • Monitor safety performance and set requirements for tracking action and recommendations on behalf of the Centres, maintain strong relationships with other Safety stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate with internal ATC and Engineering staff, also external groups; such as Service Owners, Designers, and Architects, Technical Designers, Safety Services, Project and Programme Managers
  • Attend regular safety liaison meetings, HAZOPs / HESAP and other safety workshops
  • Attend acceptance panels and phase reviews liaising with Centres Senior Management on future development of the Centres

Essential skills and experience:

  • An Engineering, Science, or Mathematics Degree and/or equivalent professional qualifications
  • Experience of producing safety assurance for large safety related systems either within Air Traffic environment, or similar safety critical industry sector
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to adapt style and approach, rapidly assimilate information, and deliver briefings at all management levels
  • Specialist knowledge and experience applying principal safety assurance tools and techniques e.g. for Hazard Identification and Analysis, Bow Tie Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Event Tree Analysis and Risk Assessments
  • Knowledge of human factors techniques for safety analysis

Additional Vacancy Information:

We have adopted agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity for this role to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely.

We are proud to offer a fantastic total reward package to help you thrive both personally and professionally. In addition to a competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed, you’ll also benefit from a wide range of other benefits which includes generous leave entitlement, a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits and retail discounts, wellness support and a comprehensive learning and development offering.

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

Job Information

Job Reference: 5166BR_1710148218
Salary: £66083 - £88111 per annum + Pension, Income protection, 8 x DIS
Salary From: £66083
Salary To: £88111
Job Industries: Aerospace
Job Locations: Whiteley, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: NATS, safety management atc air traffic airport airfield aerospace aviation audit HAZOP hazard risk analysis
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