We’re on the look out to add a Safety Engineer to our elite workforce

Are you on the lookout for an electrifying career in a dynamic, booming industry? Are you passionate about what you do and constantly on the lookout for the next big idea? Then we want you!

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team. That’s why we’re on the look out to add a Safety Engineer  to our elite workforce.

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Role Purpose

This position is responsible for undertaking Product Safety Management activities for the business based within the Office of Airworthiness. 

Your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Engineering degree in relevant discipline (or time served equivalent)
  • 3+ years of aviation safety experience in a relevant organisation
  • Fully conversant with MIL-STD-882, DEF-STAN 00-56 and SAE ARP 4761 safety management standards/procedures and the methods covered therein, i.e. FHA, CCA, FTA, FMEA, etc.
  • Demonstrably SQEP for aviation safety
  • Extensive experience of writing safety assessments
  • Demonstrated technical report writing and reviewing skills
  • Knowledge of aircraft airframe, electrical, electronic, software and mechanical systems
  • Experience of safety requirements definition and management
  • Experience of working with Aerospace Regulators (Civil and Military)
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work autonomously

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Head of Airworthiness and Safety (AW&S) in defining and implementing the Chelton Safety Management policy and procedures to ensure all Product Safety requirements are met in full
  • Conducting and guiding Safety Management activities
  • Providing advice on Product Safety matters to Project Teams ensuring safety requirements are correctly defined, recorded and met to meet Customer and Regulatory requirements
  • Assisting the Head of AW&S in the implementation and monitoring of the aerospace complaint Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Representing the Safety department at Customer and Internal Design Reviews
  • Reviewing and approving safety documentation
  • Encouraging and managing proactive safety reporting within our Just Culture
  • Assisting the Head of AW&S in the development and implement of in-house safety management training across the organisation


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, 8% matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum with the ability to buy and sell days. We are also happy to offer flexible working and a part-subsidised cafeteria.


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