Defence Safety Consultant (P)

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park
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Competitive - based on skills and experience
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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

HORIBA MIRA is looking for a Defence Safety Consultant to join a unique and growing team. Based at the heart of the UK automotive industry, they will form part of the growth strategy within HORIBA MIRA. This role will include, but not be limited to, delivering and developing MIRA’s trusted functional safety service, including:

  • Delivery of safety engineering services through the whole-vehicle’s development lifecycle
  • Research and development of new safety services and products
  • Supporting the wider multi-disciplinary team of Cybersecurity, Electromagnetic Resilience and Functional Safety experts in developing and delivering integrated Vehicle Resilience services.

This technical role requires a highly motivated individual with experience in risk-driven engineering methods, safety analysis and creative but structured problem resolution. 

We are offering the chance to work in a world-class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, to support vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain with cutting-edge engineering and testing expertise. We offer full-system design, test and integration expertise to automotive, defence, rail and transport industries and also specialise in developing low carbon and autonomous and co-operative driving technologies.

Please note; the role is open to flexible working of 1-2 days in the office and 3-4 days from home.


To be successful in this role we are looking for individuals that have experience in:

  • Creation and assembly of a safety case for ground-based platforms and equipment
  • Management of hazard logs
  • Safety planning and Management to Def-Stan 00-56
  • Application of IEC 61508
  • Safety assessment of trials, prototype or experimental systems
  • Safety verification and validation planning and analysis
  • Deliver a high standard of technical writing
  • Present technical information confidently to customers
  • Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints
  • Strong analytical skills – rigorous but pragmatic, being able to justify decisions with solid rationale
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Manage and lead a small group of technical engineers
  • Educated to degree level in electrical/electronic engineering, systems engineering or a relevant related discipline
  • Working toward or have corporate membership of an engineering institution including Chartered Engineer qualification
Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Please note; the role will involve the successful candidate to travel and work flexibly. The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas up to 4 times per year. 

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, this role does meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list.