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General Electric Senior System Safety Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

In this senior role, you will help bring to market our next generation of industry leading Avionics and Power Distribution system products by leading and performing system safety assessments across a range of projects. You'll develop and execute innovative development strategies and will be a recognised expert and leader within this specialised field, demonstrating a passion for System design and mentoring others.

You’ll be joining a small team of specialists at varying points in their career which means your work will be dynamic and diverse which will keep your interest ignited, and you play a key role in growing the safety teams capabilities.

You will promote a culture of Safety engagement across the organisation, which emphasises shared responsibility in achieving safe designs and establish yourself as a Safety signatory, responsible the sign-off of safety related project documentation.

If all this information excites you, read on and apply!

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Promote a culture of Safety engagement across the organisation which emphasises shared responsibility in achieving safe and reliable designs

  • Provide strategic technical leadership and maintain oversight of the System Safety engineering activities across commercial and military development projects

  • Lead projects to a successful outcome by setting the Safety plan, coordinating Safety support with internal and external customers, influencing emerging designs, driving proactive Safety team engagement, performing Safety analyses, and resolving technical issues

  • Grow the Safety organisation's capabilities by sharing knowledge of aircraft operations, aircraft-level Systems development, Systems engineering principles, and Safety engineering practices

  • Steer future technology roadmaps by participating in technology / methodology trade studies and research / development programmes

  • Engagement of internal and external customers

  • Maintain knowledge of industry standards


You’re an aviation or safety expert. With a degree in Engineering, or with an equivalent level of relevant experience in the place of, you have extensive knowledge of and direct experience of performing System Safety engineering tasks using techniques defined in SAE International ARP4761, MIL-STD-882, or DEF STAN 00-56.

Of course, it’s not just about the technical! You consider yourself to have strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the experience and confidence in presenting to senior stakeholders within the business.

You also have a passion for guiding, influencing and developing future talent.

In short you would feel comfortable in meeting the following which are considered important of our leaders within GE;

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritises work, committed

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

Desired Characteristics

In addition to the “must-haves”, there are of course “nice-to-haves” which we would consider advantageous but not a deal breaker;

  • Knowledge of the following: ARP4754A, RTCA DO-178B/C and DO-254

  • Knowledge of processes leading to compliance with industry regulatory standards

  • Knowledge and experience of performing reliability analyses, Prediction and FMEA

  • Ability to apply engineering fundamentals and System Safety engineering principles to a variety of product areas (e.g. Avionics and Power Distribution)

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover for you and your family

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (https://https/

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (https://https/


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes