(Accepting prospective applications.)
An experienced and versatile safety engineer is required to assure safety across all aspects of the CTA Construction Project from instrument damage to human factors. The role will evolve throughout the phases of the project and would ideally suit someone with an aerospace, rail, automotive or civil background, or other technology industry which has an embedded engineering safety management culture.
In the present phase of the project the safety engineer will be required to examine the designs and plans developed by the autonomous project teams to ensure that safety (both human and instrument safety) has been taken into account; in terms of the eventual operation of the instrument but also during other stages such as manufacture, installation, commissioning and maintenance. This is in order to avoid costly redesign later and to ensure that any residual safety risk is quantified and as low as reasonably practicable.
The safety engineer will develop and implement the project’s safety plan ensuring that for any residual risk that cannot be designed-out, perhaps by failure or degraded-mode operation, mitigation plans are put in place such as safe operating procedures. The safety engineer in the first instance will be responsible to the lead systems engineer but ultimately to the project manager.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Work towards ensuring that a safety culture is embedded in the project and future observatory;
- Anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices;
- Document safety requirements and develop hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programmes;
- Implement, administer and advise others on hazard control programmes;
- Measure, audit and evaluate the effectiveness of safety practices;
- Examine failure modes which may affect safety in conjunction with other engineers;
- Assess designs beyond satisfying standards, regulations and requirements;
- Manage external safety experts as required;
- Any other activities that are necessary to ensure safety across the project.
CTA considers safety to be an extremely high priority and in later construction phases the safety engineer will have the authority to stop activities deemed to be unsafe. Eventually the safety engineer may be required to visit work sites, analyzing data and presenting reports to senior management to ensure that the safety procedures in place are being followed. The post holder must be highly experienced and ideally a chartered engineer by profession, and present the gravitas appropriate for such an important post.
Employment will be based at the CTA Project Office in Bologna, Italy. Applications and questions should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and cover letter.
CTA is an equal opportunity employer.