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Principal Safety Capability Engineer

Location: Cumbria/ Preston

Job type: Permanent

Delkia is a specialist systems integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Clean Energy.

Our offering includes system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced Principal Safety Capability Engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

We are seeking an experienced leader in Safety Engineering to join our team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in multiple aspects of Safety Engineering across sector and products through life. This includes design, analysis, and assessment of safety-critical systems, operational safety and product / service Safety Management Systems with a strong background in practical implementation of Safety Risk Management & Engineering practices. In addition the development of capability in terms of people, processes, toolsets, training and information flows. The candidate should be conversant with various industry standards e.g. Def Stan 00-056, IEC 61508, ARP4754 and their implementation in safety-related systems and operations with an understanding of the impacts on safety cases and the ALARP and Tolerable assessments on engineering projects. This role requires a professional chartered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or equivalent.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the safety engineering capability across various projects.

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise on own areas of expertise, and develop own and others knowledge and experience to develop the capability.

  • Develop the company Product / Service Safety Culture and champion the safety ethos.

  • Develop company capability in line with Model based and digitisation strategies.

  • Guide engineering teams on the integration of safety requirements into system designs and operations.

  • Provide governance in safety standards and practices.

  • Liaise with regulatory bodies, clients, and project teams to address safety engineering queries and ensure that safety considerations are integrated throughout project lifecycles. • Remain current of industry developments in safety engineering and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the organization and wider industry.

  • Mentor safety engineers across the discipline and contribute to their professional development as well as their own.

  • Provide project oversight where required and be prepared to provide direct governance and involvement on projects when required.

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Safety Engineering, or a related field.

  • Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or equivalent.

  • Demonstrable experience in safety engineering, with a focus on the design and assessment of safety-critical systems.

  • Proficient in the safety practices and methodologies to achieve Design Assurance Levels (DAL) and /or Safety Integrity Levels (SILs).

  • Deep understanding of Industry related standards for safety with one or more Delkia related sector.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to guide, mentor and develop teams.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a detail-oriented approach to safety engineering.

  • Flexibility to adapt to different sectors and work environments. Preferred Skills:

  • Additional certifications or training in functional safety (e.g., TÜV Functional Safety Engineer).

  • Experience in other relevant safety standards and regulations (e.g., ISO 26262, DO-178C).

  • Prior experience in a leadership or supervisory role within safety engineering.


• Flexible Working

• Training and Development

• Excellent Company Standards

• Cycle-To-Work Scheme

• Health Care

• Company Bonus Scheme

• Benefits Package

• Great team spirit

• Organised social events

• Professional membership

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator in systems engineering design and systems integration in the Aerospace, Maritime and Clean Energy sectors.


To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


To deliver innovative value-for-money products and services to customers to enable safe and secure operations.


• Collaboration and Teamwork

• Integrity, Trust and Accountability

• Safety and Security

• Client Focused

• Social Value and Impact

• Continuous Improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please be aware that many roles working for Delkia will be subject to security vetting restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit the roles you can perform.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply:

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch to discuss


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