Safety Engineer (Project Based)


Eric Schiphorst

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: performing functional safety analyses for a designated part of the project

Projects: complex defense & security vessels  

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: knowledge of functional safety philosophies and risk management of technical system performance 

Your opportunity

As a Safety Engineer, you will be a part of the system safety team within the project, managed by the System Safety Manager. Your responsibilities will include performing functional safety analyses for a designated part of the project, documenting the results of safety risk analysis in the hazard log tool, and providing system safety reviews for safety-related documentation received from subcontractors. You will also collaborate with engineers from various systems and compile safety cases for these systems. This position is on a temporary basis (2 years), with a start date in the summer.

What you will do

  • Create structured and traceable hazard documentation to accurately capture identified hazards
  • Assess risks using an established risk matrix
  • Provide engineers with the necessary support to incorporate derived safety requirements into the design of subsystems
  • Review safety documentation created by the safety team
  • Review system descriptions created by internal engineering teams to make sure they comply with safety standards
  • Provide regular status updates to the System Safety manager

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defense systems. With a strong engineering and yard team, they are delivering world-class complex naval ships to navies around the world. In the current geopolitical climate, the organization is expanding significantly and providing excellent opportunities for professional growth.

  • New technologies galore: state-of-the-art naval technology, digital twinning, virtual reality, and more!
  • Well-established shipyard with a long-lasting track record, part of a global shipbuilding group
  • Excellent market outlook: order book filled way into the 2030s and still more projects expected
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Automation, Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • Knowledge of functional safety philosophies in accordance with safety standards such as IEC 61508, MIL-Std-882E, and the Machine Directive is required
  • Experience working with computer applications like MS Office, IBM DOORS, and PDM systems is preferred.
  • General knowledge of risk management for technical system performance is mandatory
  • Excellent communication and people skills, since you will be communicating with other internal departments, as well as external stakeholders
  • A practical and customer-oriented approach, since you will be involved in communication with clients and class societies
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team.
  • Available for full-time in the Rotterdam Area
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects 

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 52K gross per year
  • Temporary position (2 years)
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.
  • Housing search support and registration provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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