Product Safety and Compliance Engineer

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Closing date
30 Mar 2018
40 hours per week
Contract type
Welwyn Garden City (Remus)

Use your knowledge and experience of engineering, standards and regulatory compliance to guide the development of our ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ products and ensure they meet safety & regulatory requirements appropriate for the country of use. The Ocado Smart Platform incorporates a diverse range of automated machinery, AGVs, robotics and wireless products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring products and systems meet appropriate regulatory compliance requirements
  • Providing regulatory guidance and support to the research and development teams.
  • Conducting product safety evaluations or managing out-sourced product testing / certification as required.
  • Reviewing existing and emerging legislation for potential impacts and proposing compliance plans.
  • Performing and co-ordinating hazard and risk assessments for new product designs.
  • Compilation and maintenance of technical files for certification and regulatory compliance
  • Review & approve safety related information prepared for manufacturing, end-users and service personnel (e.g. product testing, user guides, maintenance etc.)
  • Review and prepare compliance reports for product certification, regulatory bodies and management as required.
  • Participate, as needed, in the analysis & resolution of potential field related safety issues.
  • Support the development and implementation of internal safety processes and procedures.

 Willing to travel occasionally in the UK and abroad to attend meetings and conferences

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Minimum: Engineering, Physics or Science Degree

  • Must be technically proficient in all areas of Mechanical and Electrical machinery safety.
  • Experience interfacing with external regulatory bodies.
  • Safety Auditing experience.
  • Experience in applying current European Directives and Standards pertaining to highly automated warehouses including automated machinery and robotics.
  • Experience in achieving certification for products outside of the EU
  • Ability to support engineers in the design of appropriate safety systems architecture. Knowledge of functional safety systems including SIL/PL assessments is highly desirable (e.g. Functional Safety Certified Eng)
  • Mechanical safety experience including the ability to support mechanical design engineers in the design of safe systems and guarding.

Ability to lead Task and Design based risk assessments.

    • Ability to create system test and validation plans.
    • Experience in the completion of EHSRs for Machinery Safety and the provision of body of evidence for CE Marking and regulatory compliance.
    • Ability to support and negotiate with suppliers for required certification / compliance deliverables. 

Preferred (in addition to minimum)

  • Knowledge of EMC testing / compliance and certification of Radio Products

Benefits Package

●   Pension

●   Life Assurance

●   Private Medical Insurance

●   23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’           service

●  Employee Assistance Program

●   Free Shares

●   Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn schemes

●  Discounted shopping on, Smart Pass and destination site


Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.

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