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Systems Safety Engineer

Rheinmetall - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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About Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Weapons, Ammunition & Protection.

RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection, and sustainment.

About the Team

Located in Redbank, the system safety engineering team supports our vehicle systems division in the delivery of large-scale land vehicle projects. This rapidly growing team is located at a recently established site and hence offers unique opportunities to influence setup and execution of the system safety work and for professional growth.

About the role

The System Safety Engineer provides specialist expertise with regard to safety, functional and error analyses and is responsible for assuring the safety and conformance with legislation of products provided by Rheinmetall Defence Australia.

As the System Safety Engineer you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Product Safety for one or more development programmes, assuring compliance with RDA Product Safety processes;
  • Providing specialist advice with respect to safety and legal compliance;
  • Establishing, tracking and tracing of safety-related requirements;
  • Consulting of projects regarding the implementation of safety goals;
  • Creation of RDA Safety artefacts (System Safety Program Plans and Safety Case Reports etc.);
  • Collaboration with project teams to guide them to developing safe and legally compliant products;
  • Contributing to improving RDA-wide Product Safety Management System, Policies and processes including; and
  • Contributing to RDA-wide (Product) Safety Culture initiatives.

What are we looking for?

Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Openness. This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering recognised by The Institute of Engineers Australia;
  • Demonstrated experience in a military vehicle or automotive Safety Engineering;
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of safety standards and norms across multiple Defence domains to include MIL-STD-882 and IEC61508;
  • Previous experience applying Product/System safety assurance within Australian/European Regulatory regime across the whole product lifecycle;
  • Previous experience liaising with National Authorities and international customers;
  • Experience in the development/review/management of Defence Product Safety Cases and design justifications;
  • Technical knowledge of weapons, sensors, C4I and combat systems within a defence domain;
  • Experience in the regulatory certification of Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives (NATO/National level);
  • Be eligible for an Australian Government Security Clearance and have the capacity to satisfy pre-employment screening (MUST hold Australian Citizenship); and
  • An ability to travel internationally and interstate when and if required.

What's on offer?

  • Working in a great team and with exciting products
  • Opportunity for career development and further training
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community
  • Opportunity to work on major projects such as LAND 400
  • Attractive Remuneration package with salary sacrificing & novated leases
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their families overall wellbeing

Join an inclusive culture

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work successfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background. 

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer.

Next Steps

If you are ready to take the next step, Apply Now!

Rheinmetall may use various recruitment and selection tools and techniques as part of our process, such as video interviewing, online assessments, face-to-face interviews and assessment centres.

The preferred candidate will be required to complete RDA’s background checks including pre-employment verification and national police checks.

Applications close: 07 May 2021

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please call Tali Butler on 0428 881 736 and quote REF#AU00316.