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Chief Consulting Engineer For Product Safety

Barcelona, Spain | General Electric

  • Industry:
    Energy / Renewable Energy / Oil & Gas
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Chief Consulting Engineer for Product Safety is the primary expert in the field of product safety in the Onshore Wind organisation. The role reports to the Onshore Wind Chief Engineer and is responsible for defining the strategy for further improvement in the safety of all Onshore Wind’s products, for communicating this strategy within the organisation, and for driving the strategy into the organisation in collaboration with the Chief Engineer, the Engineering Manager of the Onshore Safety Systems team, and other stakeholders.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic and tactical direction for the development and application of product safety processes for all Onshore Wind turbines. This to cover, amongst others:

  • risk assessment: HAZOP, Accident Scenario Reviews

  • safety case management: ‘SAFER’ cases

  • functional safety: FTA, FHA, application of functional safety standards and best practice design to the specific case of wind turbine design and operation

  • human factors engineering

  • the application of best practice safety design methods, for example via the application of Design For Safety and ALARP

  • Balance the demands of Product Safety processes and requirements with resource and delivery timeline constraints

  • Propose the introduction of novel safety design methods to increase overall product safety as well as the efficiency and speed of application of product safety methodologies

  • Steer and mentor the other technical experts in the field of product safety

  • Participate in mini-project teams formed to investigate the most critical safety events across the fleet

  • Chair the Product Safety Design Board

  • Chair product safety design reviews for major product development programs

  • Collaborate widely across internal functions, including Engineering, EHS, Product Development, Fleet Reliability & Operations, LM, Services, Sourcing and Manufacturing

  • Maintain a broad view of safety compliance, collaborating closely with the compliance team


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Engineering or related discipline

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in product safety evaluation and design for large electro-mechanical systems

  • Experience with risk assessment, functional safety, Human Factors Engineering, Design for Safety and EHS Compliance

  • Demonstrated management and interpersonal skills

  • Able to clearly communicate complex concepts or systems to non-experts

  • Fluency in English, written and spoken

Desired Characteristics:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited university or college in Engineering or a related discipline

  • Wind industry experience in the fields of product safety, design and/or operation

  • Experience with Reliasoft Weibull and Reno

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification

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