Principal Safety Consultant

  • Role type
  • Direct

  • Location/s
  • Flexible

Job Description

Due to continued growth, currently in infrastructure change projects in particular, Ricardo Rail are looking to strengthen their team to support the delivery of existing and new projects.

We are seeking to recruit a Principal Safety Consultant to work on a wide range of safety engineering projects as part of the Safety, Security and Human Factors Team.

Ideally you will have 15+ years’ experience either in risk management, systems engineering or safety engineering.

You will be part of our rapidly growing and dynamic team of experienced safety engineers delivering high quality work to clients, sometimes to demanding timescales. If you are enthusiastic, curious, self-motivated and willing to work hard this is the role for you!

The person we are looking for is someone who is passionate about delivering excellent service to customers but also who will take a lead in developing team members technically and commercially preparing the next generation of safety consultants and assessors.

You will ideally have experience of working in major rail infrastructure upgrade projects ideally within the UK or consultancy experience in producing assessment and deliverables for large projects. You need to have delivered safety engineering and assurance to complex engineering projects with a pragmatic approach based on in-depth experience of applying the methods and tools aligned to key standards such as EN50126, EN50129 or IEC 61508 and/or CSM-RA.

You will have to work in a flexible consultancy environment, understanding client needs and issues, developing requirements and solutions, managing client expectations and delivering high quality outputs.

As well as delivering project work you will need to meet and develop relationships with key engineering leaders and rail decision makers as well as enhancing your own and the teams technical capabilities. In a client facing role, you will be expected to combine sound engineering knowledge and judgement, with excellent communication skills, to deliver high-quality technical service to clients. Also leading proposals with novel solutions to technically challenging client needs, drawing upon your formal engineering training and your experience to-date.

In return you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus usual bank holidays,
  • Buy and sell 5 days holiday,
  • Company Pension
  • Life Cover
  • Permanent Disability Insurance
  • Access to employee discount site
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Access to private GP services
  • Udemy Learning
  • Ability to purchase flexible benefits such as dental insurance, private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan, computer lease scheme, lease car etc.

If you feel you have the desired skills and experience to join our team please get in touch we would love to hear from you!