Graduate Systems Safety Engineer

Kemble, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Full Time
Entry 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.

We are now looking for a Graduate Systems Safety Engineer to join our Airworthiness and Certification Team. You will be working with our friendly, experienced team within the Office of Airworthiness and System Engineering areas that ensure everything we do at ZeroAvia meets the appropriate regulatory and system safety requirements. 

Full training will be given so you will be able to:

  • Conduct Qualitative and Quantitative Safety Analysis at System and Aircraft Level to ARP4761 (FHA, PSSA, FTA, SSA, FMECA, CCA, PRA, CMA etc.)
  • Conduct Reliability Prediction/Analysis of Systems and Equipment
  • Create System Safety Requirements to influence design
  • Understand results of safety analysis to determine compliance with System Safety Requirements and Regulatory Requirements.

Essential Experience/Qualifications/Personal Qualities:

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent experience
  • Ideally you will have had some experience of working in an Engineering or Aeronautical environment either as part of a summer placement or internship/industrial placement. 
  • You will ideally have completed a Systems Safety or Reliability related Course/ Module as part of your studies, please evidence this as part of your application
  • Knowledge of System Safety standards such as ARP4761, ISO 26262, or equivalent
  • Imaginative thinker, someone who can think through hypothetical scenarios and sequences of events.
  • A broad knowledge of engineering and aircraft disciplines, or an enthusiasm to develop this. System safety involves thinking about the failures, effects and interactions of many different types of systems and components.
  • A genuine desire to help us solve one of the biggest global aviation engineering challenges in the world today
  • A desire to want to positively impact the effects of global climate change

Helpful hint: Please tailor your application to this role by highlighting any relevant experience and please answer the questions listed , it helps us to find out more about you and why you would like to work with us. 

We typically get over 100 applications for Graduate roles and we are not able to reply to everyone, if you are not successful this time we will be advertising further opportunities and growing our team rapidly over the next few months. Please follow us on our social channels and connect on LinkedIn with Sally Williams, our Early Careers Manager.


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