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Principal Systems Safety Engineer

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Principal Systems Safety Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

As an international player in construction engineering and mobility services, Egis offers a unique global opportunity, combining consulting, engineering, and infrastructure operations.


Our capacity for innovation allows us to respond to the challenges of the climate and digital world, offering solutions and recognised expertise in the transport and mobility, sustainable cities, building, water, environment, and energy sectors.


The Egis Group has more than 50 years of experience, a presence in 75 countries, and 18,000 employees around the world.


Egis Transport Solutions (ETS), a business unit of the Egis Group, brings together all the necessary expertise for guided urban transport and heavy rail systems.  Our business provides a full range of consultancy services from initial project feasibility to delivery, commissioning and closeout.  We deliver design and resource solutions to our wide range of clients ensuring safe and successful delivery.


We are now looking for a Principal Systems Safety Engineer to lead the railway systems safety activities on major rail projects within the UK and in the International domain.  This position can be is based out of any of our UK offices, with the flexibility of hybrid working based on business need.

Job description

Typically, the role will require the following contributions:


  • Lead and coordinate the Safety assurance activities on projects

  • Develop project specific system safety strategies to comply with the projects’ processes.

  • Coordinate with disciplines within the wider organisation; develop systems safety methodologies to comply with projects and clients’ requirements.

  • Manage all aspect of system safety compliance, risk analysis and evaluation, preparation of safety products and ensures that there is suitably qualified professional oversight of all matters related to system safety.

  • Co-ordinate system safety products, including systems definitions, Hazard Identification, system status records and system safety cases

  • Carry out hazard identification using hazard identification workshops (HazIDs), hazard and operability studies (HazOPs) and other methods

  • Manage System Safety Hazard Records to capture details of the identified hazards

  • Define the CSM-RA Risk Acceptance Principles to control the risk arising from each hazard and identifies potential Safety Measures to make the risk associated with the hazard acceptable.

  • Provide compliance evidence and work collaboratively with the Client and the Assessing Body (AsBo) to achieve the required Authorisations under Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) (ROGS) Regulations, and the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011, through the Safety Assessment Reports produced by the AsBo.

  • Provide compliance evidence to Approved Body (ApBo) and a Designated Body (DeBo) as independent assessors to ensure compliance with the RIR. Interoperability compliance is achieved by the obtention of an Interim Statement of Verification (ISV).

  • Ensure that associated products or systems, are fully compliant to the relevant and applicable National Technical Specification Notices (NTSNs).

  • Develop Safety Case, Safety Process Management, Reliability analysis for all sub-systems

  • Lead the team issuing and maintaining reports and logs (Hazard Log, RAM Management and Assurance Plan, Failure modes classification, RAM modeling plan, Safety requirements)

  • Verify and Assess the design & construction requirements and the functionality of the design for reliability and safety purposes

  • Lead the team processing Capability performance analysis and Root cause failure analysis

  • Take ownership of and manage all System Safety Assurance deliverable.

  • Directly lead the issues, as well as follow-up on the related key performance indicators of the project


In order to be considered candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in engineering or an appropriate discipline 
  • Extensive rail experience gained in a similar position.
  • Experience of delivering system safety assurance activities in a rail environment, in design and build projects.
  • Experience in delivering in compliance with CSM, Interoperability and NTSNs ,maintenance / operability requirements and standards for railway sub-systems
  • Experience of managing a team of System Safety Engineers is advantageous.
  • Willingness to mentor and develop others. You want to pass your technical skills and rail knowledge to your team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team Player


You will need the right to work in the UK


What's in it for you:

By joining Egis, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you'll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

27 days' annual leave plus bank holidays

Annual Bonus depending on level.
Healthcare – Individual based on employee level
Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
Cycle to work Scheme
Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
Travel Loans
Mobile Phone Allowance 
Workplace Nursery Scheme
Electric Car Scheme
Training & Development


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom


UK wide

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required