Primary Purpose of the Role:
The primary purpose of the RAMS Engineer role is to support the Safety function in undertaking and delivering the required Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) studies, in accordance with Project/Product requirements, Customer’s requirements, and Thales reference system processes.
Key responsibilities and tasks:
- Undertaking RAMS engineering activities throughout the Project/Product lifecycle, from the specification to the acceptance of the product/solution
- Safety Integrity Level (SIL) allocation for systems/subsystems and validation process
- Performing Hazard Identification (HAZIDs) studies and HAZOPs, as required
- Performing FTA, FMECAs, and creating Event Trees using the appropriate software tools
- Performing the reliability prediction analyses using RBDs and FMEA techniques
- Managing the Project/Product Hazard Log
- Managing the approval of the RAMS Demonstration
- Managing the undertaking of all RAMS exported constraints to the appropriate user (operation, maintenance, etc.)
- Validation and approval of RAMS analyses provided by internal and/or external suppliers
- Participation in safety assessments, technical project reviews and audits undertaken throughout the Project/Product lifecycle
- Liaison with the Project Manager and hierarchical Manager for all aspects relating to their work package
- Performing the role from project authorisation to start until closure of the work package for all aspects of the work package including organisation, scheduling, effort, budget, etc.
- Raising alerts and exercise the veto right when safety is jeopardised
Technical & Professional Skills:
- Knowledge of the RAMS engineering techniques, methods and tools
- Ability to write accurate and detailed reports
- Ability to chair meetings and take decisions.
- Detailed knowledge of railway signalling systems assets
- Experience in Engineering Safety/RAM Engineering/Systems Assurance within the rail industry would be advantageous
- Knowledge of railway CENELEC standards, such as EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129
- Experience in development of Safety Cases/Appraisals
Experience and Qualifications:
- At least Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
- Formal training or supervised work in applying RAMS Engineering techniques, methods and tools
- Ability to effectively communicate and report, in both verbal and written Portuguese and English, to colleagues and customers on highly technical matters
- Would be advantageous, independent user of French in these three areas: speaking, reading, and writing
- Able to use computer tools including Microsoft Office suite.
- Willing to occasionally travel internationally