System Safety Engineer

Kemble, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Full Time
Mid Level

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercialising the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Main tasks:

Working within the Office of Airworthiness as part of a CAA Part 21J Design Organisation the Systems Safety Engineer is responsible for;

  • Conducting Qualitative and Quantitative Safety Analysis at System and Aircraft Level to ARP4761 (FHA, PSSA, FTA, SSA, FMECA, CCA, PRA, CMA etc.)
  • Conducting Reliability Prediction/Analysis of Systems and Equipment
  • Interfacing with various organisations as required in relation to airworthiness and compliance demonstration
  • Assisting with Regulator liaison 
  • Acting as CVE (on behalf of COA where appropriately authorised)


Essential Experience/Qualifications:

  • Aeronautical Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years practical experience in a similar role with a CAA/EASA Part 21J Design Organisation
  • Strong working knowledge of Safety Assessment following ARP4761 to comply with CS2X.1309 or CS-E 510
  • Good working knowledge of Reliability prediction techniques e.g., MIL-HBK-217F
  • General experience of working within a Part21J Design Organisation environment


Desirable Experience/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering following ARP4751
  • Knowledge of Software Certification to DO-178B/C or Hardware Certification to DO-254
  • Previous approval as Part 21J Compliance Verification Engineer for Systems Safety


Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.


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