Systems Safety Engineer

  • location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $35 - $55 per hour
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Systems Safety Engineer

job summary:
System Safety Engineer is needed to understand, guide, and document the demonstration of safety for newly developed Positive Train Control systems to both internal and external customers. The applicant will be responsible for compiling a portion/all components required for certification as defined by CFR 49 Part 236 Subpart I and Appendix C. As part of this process, hazard identification, detailed fault trees, occasional FMEAs and risk assessments will be required. All failure rate data needs to be established and justified. Adherence to a formal process will be required, although continuous process improvements are encouraged.

location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
job type: Contract
salary: $35 - 55 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and document systems under development for hazardous condition and provide meaningful solutions to development team
  • Understand architecture requirements for high integrity computing solutions
  • Conduct Hazard Analysis
  • Risk Assessment and mitigation
  • Verification/validation of mitigation
  • Develop system level failure and fall back documents for external customers
  • Build fault trees that reflect the identified hazards an mitigating in an accurate manner
  • Perform component level FMEAs as necessary
  • Serve as mentor to team members on methodologies
  • Guide development team toward product certification under CFR 49 Part 236 Subpart I and Appendix C
  • Interface with external customers and regulatory agencies

  • BSEE/BSCS/BSCE and minimum 5 years system safety engineering experience. Previous Systems or Signal Engineering a plus.
  • An understanding of System Safety Engineering concepts
  • Familiarity with CAFTA, FTAs, and FMEAs
  • Experience in Railroad, Avionics, Medicine, Nuclear Power and Manufacturing a plus
  • Attention to detail; approaches work in a meticulous and thorough manner
  • Makes effective decisions by analyzing information and considering priorities
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Self motivated, results oriented with a clear focus on quality
10-20% travel requirement.

skills: Key Skills:

Previous hazard identification in a product or system.

Risk Analysis.

Risk Mitigation.

Verification & Validation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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