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24 Aug 2020

Full-Time Export Hawk Safety Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£37,400 – £44,000 per annum (plus benefits). Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information leaflet for salary details.

Job description

The UK Military Flying Training System Programme is exciting, challenging and innovative. It is a ground-breaking initiative, which combines the skills of the MoD and industry in a holistic flying training system to deliver a range of different roles and skills. It will significantly improve training by bringing together the current range of training schemes into a single modern and cohesive programme, underpinned with the best training media to enable our students to succeed within the field of air operations of the 21st century.

BAE Systems are on contract to deliver Export Hawk to international customers; however, with airspace constraints, opportunities are being explored to operate Export Hawk aircraft in the UK. In order to operate in the UK, and under governance of the Military Aircraft Register, the aircraft will need to be certified in accordance with the Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications.


As the Safety Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Military Type Certification, an initial Release To Service Recommendation and development of an Air Systems Safety Case to support the UK military registration of the Export Hawk aircraft. Artefacts that would need to be produced include, but not limited to: The Air Systems Document Set; Support Policy Statement; aircraft specific policy documents; Maintenance schedule; Statement of Operating Intent and Usage; Air System Equipment Safety Assessment Report; Type Certification Basis; Type Certification Exposition; and Release To Service Recommendation audit trail and revision of the UKMFTS Safety Management Plan & Environmental Management Plan.

Main tasks include, but are not limited to:

• Working within a pan-stakeholder team, including Aviation Duty Holders, Release To Service Authority, Military Aviation Authority, Design Organisation, Handling Squadron to deliver a Military Type Certificate and Release To Service which meet the capability requirements of the customer.
• Production of the platform Equipment Safety Assessment.

The position of Export Hawk Safety Manager is being offered under Fixed Term Appointment TACOS of 18 months due to duration of project. There is potential, dependent on business needs and successful candidate aspiration, for an opportunity to apply for a permanent appointment to similar roles before the end of the fixed term.

Although the post will be primarily based in Bristol, we may consider remote working for the right candidate.

What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• Have experience of working within the Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications environment;
• Have experience of producing safety assessments in an Air environment.
• Have Air Domain experience preferably in a Defence environment;
• Must possess excellent negotiation skills and the ability to build highly effective relationships.
• Relevant Level 4 (or higher) qualification or demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Experience of working in a DE&S Delivery Team.
• Have experience of producing Equipment Safety Assessment Reports and Hazard logs.
• Systems experience particularly in the development/sustainment of complex systems.
• Experience of in-service support including stakeholder management.
• Have experience of developing Equipment Safety Assessment Reports.

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
• Compliance with Policy
• Complies with Sys Safety requirements

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
• Leadership
• Communicating and influencing

What’s in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team
Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S – and it’s one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
    • An environment with flexible working options
    • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
    • A Civil Service pension

    Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ attached or click here

    This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S, engineering, export, hawk, manager, MOD, and Safety. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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