Safety Engineering Specialist – Intermediate

Information Technology
North York, Ontario
Job ID:
Imran Alam

Our large IT client, is recognized by customers as Canada’s leading Aerospace company.

We are looking for a Safety Engineering Specialist – Intermediate to support the team.

Duration: 6 months

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Participates in System Design to develop requirements that can be practically validated and defines the methods of validation. Prepares test plans, procedures and reports to validate specified requirements. Performs tests in-plant and at project sites in accordance with these test plans and procedures. Plans and estimates Project V&V work.  Prepares test automation scripts.


  • Minimum 3-5 year of experience working as a Safety specialist.
  • A detailed knowledge of system requirements definition/design, safety and risk analysis.
  • Computer skills, MS Office; DOORS; FTA Tools.
  • Familiar with safety standards (military and/or international safety standards).
  • Experience with or exposure to safety/mission-critical systems design, and exposure to hazard, fault-tree and failure modes and effects analysis, statistical modeling and analysis of complex software/hardware/human interface systems are assets.


  • Evaluate the compliance of systems and subsystems to safety requirements by reviewing technical specifications, design changes (system, hardware and software), and recommend design alternatives, where appropriate, to ensure safety.
  • Provide evaluations and recommendations with respect to safety in formal design reviews.
  • Define safety requirements by evaluating railway operational hazards that could be caused by the train control system.
  • Perform system hazard and safety analyses:
  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA);
  • Functional Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FFMEA);
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA);
  • Functional Hazard Analysis (FnHA);
  • Functional Safety Analysis (FnSA); and
  • Hazard Identification (HAZID) and Hazard Operability (HAZOP) Studies.
  • Perform specific software safety reviews:
  • Software requirements analysis;
  • Software architecture design analysis;
  • Software detail design and code analysis; and
  • Review of software integration, module and unit test procedures and test coverage.
  • Ensure that safety requirements are met by reviewing system, hardware and software design.
  • Review the CRs related to product and/or projects and perform initial risk assessment to ensure proper categorization – Safety Review, Safety Risk; Safety Hazard; Pending Hazard, and carry out the safety review and analysis of recommended solution.
  •  Ensure that safety can be verified by testing and that test procedures provide sufficient coverage of safety requirements, including failure and operational scenarios.
  • Accountable for performing the work correctly within cost and schedule limits as defined in approved Work Package
  • Report directly to the Manager RAMS Engineering, take direction from the Project Safety Lead, Group Lead, Senior Safety Specialist, Technical Safety Specialist and Chief Safety Architect, and work closely with other team members, both in Safety team and from other functional teams, to meet project objectives.


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