Principal Safety Engineer (Rail)

Reference: 2020.R001

Contract type: Permanent

Sector: Rail

Location: UK

Renumeration: Dependant on experience

Ebeni’s Rail team helps clients manage change, that could be due to the introduction of new rollingstock, signalling schemes, changes to infrastructure, stations or depots. Working on bespoke small scheme projects, through to the industry’s largest rail schemes. We help our clients understand the implications of change and empower them to make informed decisions.

The Role:

As part of our UK Safety Team you will be provided with opportunities to undertake safety engineering activities, leading tasks and managing projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take the lead technical role in a range of future signaling, control, rail operations, infrastructure, electrification, software, human factors, and rolling stock related projects
  • Define and analyse safety and reliability requirements; carry out design safety and reliability analysis
  • Undertake hazard identification and analysis, and maintain hazard logs
  • Create safety arguments and safety cases and communicate relevant information on risk issues to relevant stakeholders
  • Implement a common and auditable approach in the identification of Safety and RAM requirements, their implementation and the demonstration of compliance
  • Advise clients on current best practice, including relevant legislation, standards (e.g. CENELEC 50126/50128/50129 and IEC 61508 etc.) and guidelines
  • Keep up to date with current best practice in risk assessment and risk management (e.g. European developments on Common Safety Methods)
  • Provide support in new business development activities, including identifying potential business opportunities and contributing to proposals


About you:

  • University educated, with a degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent
  • A Chartered Engineer (or working towards chartered status)
  • A member of a relevant professional institution (e.g. IET, SaRS, IRSE, IRO)
  • Solid experience in the UK Rail industry in a safety-related role, ideally with experience outside or alongside signaling and brakes
  • Understand UK (and European) rail legislation and regulations
  • Experience of preparing Safety Cases
  • Experience of producing: System Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA), Common Cause Failure Analysis, Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Interface Hazard Analysis (IHA), System Hazard Logs, System Hazard Analysis Reports
  • Familiar with ALARP principles and ALARP arguments
  • A proven ability to work effectively with clients, both in face-to-face meetings and through interaction by telephone and email
  • Be able to build good working relationships and actively seek out new business opportunities
  • Possess a high level of personal integrity and professionalism
  • Be willing to travel to a variety of client office locations


Ebeni Ltd:

Ebeni is a people-centric company, which respects individual aspirations as well as promoting benefit to all parties: our customers, employees and society.

Our people are our most valuable asset. We take particular pride in our reputation and recognise that this is built on the commitment and skills of those who represent Ebeni. It is our priority to treat people well, help them develop and give them a rewarding working life. Ebeni’s success depends on motivated, committed, trusted employees and associates, who feel they can play a part in helping the business grow.

Ebeni provides employee benefits including:

  • Employer stakeholder pension contribution
  • Private medical healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays



In the first instance, it is likely shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an initial interview by video, i.e. Microsoft Teams or Skype or where this is not possible, by phone. We will provide notice in advance and further details at that stage.

Position: Principal Safety Engineer (Rail)

Location: Corsham, Warrington, Lincoln and home-working

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week – Monday to Friday

Salary range: Dependant on experience

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