Senior Safety & Reliability Engineer

  • Job Reference: R-094981
  • Date Posted: 5 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Atkins
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  • Location: UK Wide
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Signalling & Telecoms, Rolling Stock
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

SNC-Lavalin Atkins works from a range of locations in the UK. This opportunity with the Infrastructure Risk and Safety team is advertised for positions based within our teams in Birmingham, Manchester, Derby and London, other locations will also be considered.  The team works predominantly in the UK rail domain with some work internationally.

We help our clients understand assurance requirements and guide to ensure that engineering safety and reliability is integral to the decision-making process. Working across the wider Atkins design and delivery teams, we work on many of the major rail infrastructure delivery programmes including HS2, East West Rail and Feltham Resignalling, as well as numerous smaller projects. We support each other to deliver and develop, including taking an active role in various technical and employee forums.

We also take opportunities for socialising together too.

You should have an appropriate level of railway systems knowledge, be experienced in using proprietary RAM modelling and analysis techniques and have a working knowledge of the principal RAM and ESM standards for railway system projects. You will need to have strong analytic, report writing, and workshop chairing skills.

As well as having relevant experience within at least one type of railway infrastructure; heavy rail, light rail; underground or metro, you should have significant experience across:

  • Application and management of RAMS processes and techniques in accordance with the BS EN 50126, 50128 & 50129, IEC 61508 and other relevant standards.
  • Production of RAM & safety documentation such as RAM Plans, RAM Analysis Reports, RAM Specifications, RAM Demonstration Cases, FRACAS Reports, Sparing Reports, FMEA, FTA and SIL allocation/demonstration reports.
  • Engineering Safety Management processes (preferably Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment).


Becoming a Senior Safety and Reliability Engineer with Atkins will provide opportunities to:

  • Collaborate with both internal and external customers to deliver reliability studies and safety assurance on a wide range of railway projects working across all engineering disciplines.
  • Engage with stakeholders to ensure that their RAMS needs are understood and shape our services in response.
  • Take a leading role in the development and sharing of knowledge across the team and mentoring and developing other staff.
  • Be a role model for others with regards to fostering an inclusive culture and meeting our business’s processes, policies and values.
  • Work across the business to align process, share knowledge and promote innovation.
  • Support bid writing and pricing to win work.
  • Continuously develop your skills and competence to maintain professional qualification.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins is a large infrastructure consultancy offering great scope for developing your career. We are always keen to help support people to achieve their goals. You’ll see the impact you make and gain experience on a range of projects, whilst working as part of a vibrant and social team. We’re flexible in the way we work and respond to new challenges, presenting many opportunities to upskill, and grow your career. We're passionate about what we do, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Simply put, this a great place to be. And when you join us, you'll be a part of this genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone's voice is valued and treated equally.

We recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements. SNC-Lavalin Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a top global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information:

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

"This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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