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Safety and Reliability Lead

  • London, England, United Kingdom

Job description

Our Company

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we developed a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient.

At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.

With the successful first flight of our full-scale Black Swan cargo drone, we have achieved a significant milestone. This innovative aircraft can transport up to 350 KG over distances of 2,500 KM, all at a cost that is at least 50% lower than traditional airplanes. It operates autonomously, enabling remote monitoring and management through satellite connectivity.

Our initial focus is on establishing domestic air networks in Europe, Australia, and Canada, leveraging underutilized small airfields. We train local personnel as drone and logistics operators while fostering partnerships with local industries. This collaboration allows us to provide vital support by facilitating the swift movement of goods to and from small, remote, mountainous, and island communities within mere hours, often at a cost lower than that of road transportation. At the core of our vision is the belief that same-day shipping should be a universal right.

Our ultimate goal is to empower every individual on the planet with affordable same-day deliveries. Join us in shaping a future where logistics know no boundaries, and cost-effective shipping is accessible to everyone, everywhere.

The Role 

Working as part of the R&D team, and reporting to the Engineering Director, the Safety and Reliability Lead will be responsible for the following:

  • Development of the Safety and Reliability team

  • Working with the projects team to ensure program targets are met

  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team to;
    • derive the relevant system design integrity requirements

    • complete system safety and reliability activities

    • verify that the design implementation meets the required safety and reliability objectives.

  • Assessment of functional safety and reliability of the Black Swan operational and safety systems.

  • Management and performing system safety assessments for the Black Swan including;

    • functional hazard analysis (FHA), common cause analysis (CCA) and fault-tree analysis (FTA)

    • Performing system reliability assessments, including failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

    • Deriving and definition of safety objectives for systems functions incl. subsystems (e.g. DAL, FR)

    • Work closely with specialists in a multidisciplinary team

What We Offer

  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company
  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level
  • Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods

Job requirements

The minimum requirements to be eligible for our position of Safety and Reliability Lead include;

  • Knowledge of the relevant Certification Specification requirements;

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in an aerospace safety and reliability role.

  • Minimum of 3 years as a Safety or Reliability Lead Engineer

  • Ideally degree qualified

  • Thorough understanding and experience of how the hazard analysis and safety evaluation processes integrate with the system engineering process

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering Safety Case Reports, Hazard Analysis, Functional Failure Analysis, FTA, FMECA, reliability prediction, etc.

  • Professional experience in functional safety and reliability analysis (e.g. ARP 4754, ARP 4761, ISO 26262, IEC 62061 etc.)

  • Strong analytical skills and structured approach

  • Ability to link theoretical analysis results to practical design decisions

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Organizing ability as well as high sense of responsibility and accountability

  • Structured and well-organized way of working 

Specifically the following internal training courses should be completed

  • EASA Part 21 Basics

  • Design Organisation Handbook

  • Introduction to EASA Part 21

  • Relevant CS training (TBD)