Functional Safety Consultant

Job Title: Functional Safety Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH27337
Contact Name: Vicky Kenrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Do you want to work for a company with over 150 years of market presence with offices in more than 100 countries? Our client is an international advisory business, and due to extensive growth they are looking to recruit a Senior Functional Safety Consultant to join their team in Manchester, in the oil and gas division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of multiple projects
  • Support and contribute to the sales process including bid development
  • Work with clients both in and outside the UK
  • Work out of different offices in the UK to rapidly expand skills and company service knowledge
  • Managing internal and external communications on technical matters
  • Actively seeking to improve delivery processes through innovation
  • Extensive travel in the UK and occasionally overseas for the client-related work


  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of the safety lifecycle defined in IEC 61511 (2nd Edition)
  • Be Conversant with SIL determination to set SIL targets using approaches such as LOPA and Fault Tree Analysis
  • Able to perform SIL verification through the use of tools such as Exsilentia
  • Have experience of developing Reliability Block Diagram (RBD), Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Have a track record of performing staged functional safety assessments in accordance with the requirements of IEC 61508 and 61511 (Edition 2)
  • Degree qualified Control & Instrument Engineer (minimum 2:1). with a firm grounding gained through working for a design house or operating company in the major hazards industries
  • You will have minimum of 5 years' experience within the Oil & Gas, Utilities or Energy industry working in a Functional Safety role

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of the design and development of safety related logic solvers
  • Knowledge of the ISO 20262, Def Stan 00-56 and EN 5016x
  • TUV certification to engineer or expert level (or equivalent)