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General Electric System Safety Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced System Safety Engineer to join our UK Safety Team.

In this role, you will help bring to market our industry leading Avionics and Power 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 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, and you will help promote a culture of Safety engagement across the organization, which emphasizes shared responsibility in achieving safe designs.

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


You’re an aviation safety expert. With a degree in Engineering, or with an equivalent level of relevant experience in the place of, you have knowledge of civil certification requirements (e.g. 14CFR-25, CS-25, 14CFR-35 and CS-P) and direct experience performing System Safety engineering tasks using techniques defined in international standards such as SAE International ARP4761, MIL-STD-882, and DEF STAN 00-56.

You demonstrate the ability to conduct detailed Safety analyses of complex Systems, including Fault Tree Analysis, Common Mode Analysis and generating Safety Requirements to drive the design changes to enable a system to meet its safety objectives.

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 prioritizes 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: ARP 4754, 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, on electronic/electrical systems

  • Ability to apply engineering fundamentals and System Safety engineering principles to a variety of product areas)

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

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward so you can expect to receive a competitive salary, based on experience, and up to a 10% bonus based on a combination of individual and company performance.

Additionally, 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

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

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/

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/

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