Manager, Safety Engineering
Thales Group
Toronto, ON
Established in 1972, Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs staff across main sites located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Position Title: Manager, Safety Engineering
Location: Toronto

Job Purpose:
The Safety Engineering Manager reports to the Director RAMS Engineering and liaises with the Chief Safety Architect. In addition, the RAMS Engineering Manager has an independent reporting path to the Safety Authority for Thales Canada.

  • Manage the Safety Engineering team, ensuring the safety processes are followed, and the safety activities for projects/product remain within budget and schedule.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of all safety management activities, review and approve safety plans and safety documents.
  • Develop effective safety case strategies, including safety case dependencies, supervise all safety activities supporting the safety case.
  • Coordinate hazard identification and analysis activities, safety design reviews, hazard management and safety risk assessment.
  • Support internal and external safety audits and assessments, liaise with the Independent Safety Assessors, as necessary.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage the Safety Engineering team, ensuring the safety processes are followed, and the safety activities for projects/product remain within budget and schedule.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of all safety management activities, review and approve safety plans and safety documents.
  • Develop effective safety case strategies, including safety case dependencies, supervise all safety activities supporting the safety case.
  • Coordinate hazard identification and analysis activities, safety design reviews, hazard management and safety risk assessment.
  • Support internal and external safety audits and assessments; liaise with the Independent Safety Assessors, as necessary.
Key Skills and Qualifications:
  • Education and technical background in electronics, computer science or electrical field (minimum B.Sc. in Electronics/Computer/Electrical Engineering).
  • At least 10 years of experience in relevant technical field (systems, software or hardware engineering) with a minimum of 5 years managerial experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a safety assurance role in safety critical systems - aerospace, train control, medical, nuclear, automotive.
  • Experience with safety planning, hazard management, safety cases, and interfacing with Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) and Safety Authorities.
  • Experience in safety methods and techniques: FTA, FMEA/FMECA, HAZOP/HAZID.
  • Excellent knowledge of safety related standards EN 50126/128/129/159, IEC 61508, MIL-STD-882/1629, MoD 00-55/56/58, ARP 4761, IEEE 1474, and AREMA.
  • Excellent communication and team motivation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good problem-solving skills, creative and able to learn quickly.
Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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