Principal Safety Engineer

Location: Remote/ Hybrid

Job type: Contract / 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 Nuclear and Defence.

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 engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

To develop the functional design of complex motion control systems in a Model Based Engineering (MBSE) context at scale on a safety-critical system.

This is an ideal role for an experienced principal safety engineer/ systems engineer with the ability to develop the safety processes and lead the safety analysis activity, from the design concept, through detailed design to the design


As a team player, you will be leading a small team of up to three dedicated safety engineers focused on working collaboratively with the Motion Control Development Design Teams as well as supporting wider programmes within the business.

The safety team are responsible for ensuring the system safety requirements, system requirements allocated to software, and hardware availability requirements, developed by the motion control development team are consistent with the design approach and product safety guidelines.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing the safety processes and procedures consistent with safety-critical systems and associated standards

  • Leading the safety analysis of the motion control systems covering the concept, through to delivery of the detailed design

  • Analysing the design against defined functions for all failure conditions (hazard)

  • Performing Functional Failure Analysis (FFA) and construction of hazard analysis Fault Trees

  • Working closely with the motion control team at an early stage to help define the design architecture and ensure the project safety requirements are met as the detailed design progresses

  • Liaison with the customer and end-client

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of safety lifecycle(s) in particular “left-hand” side of V-lifecycle (FFA/HAZOP/SWIFT/FTA)

  • Knowledge of Industry Standards and Practices e.g., Def-Stan 00-055 and 00-56

  • Experience of working on complex safety and critical systems and / or software

  • Working knowledge of MBE and MBSE environments

  • Experience in leading and participating in safety workshops

  • Experience writing safety and design justifications

  • A desire to help define how safety analysis is performed on future projects

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator specialising in technical consultancy, systems

engineering design, systems integration) in highly regulated sectors

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.

Benefits ( Staff position):

• Flexible Working

• Training and Development

• Excellent Company Standards

• Benefit Package

• Great team spirit

• Organisation social events

• Professional membership

Must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements

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

How to apply:

Please send your CV / interest to