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Safety Engineer (95118)

Posted by: Talascend <> on October 07, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: LaGrange
State: Illinois
Country: United States

Talascend is currently seeking a Safety Engineer for a direct hire opportunity with our client located in LaGrange, IL.


Create safety management plans for new products and product improvements
Safety engineering leadership to engineering / design staff.
Work with Product Design engineers to develop and implement safety based verification.
Manage project deliverables required to satisfy safety related deliverables for locomotive on-board software.
Review system designs and implementations against required Safety Standards.
Provide mentorship and guidance regarding the safety framework to the multiple engineering disciplines, who the candidate will be working with.
Work in conjunction with Locomotive Systems Engineering, Electrical Systems Engineer, Control Systems Engineering, Software Engineering and Software Test to align the design, development and verification processes with Safety Standards and pending regulations.
Perform systems level architecture safety analysis, along with low level system safety analysis.
Safety Case preparation, Hazard Identification/Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA) and Quantitative Risk Assessment(QRA).
Present safety analysis status to management.
Adaptability and flexibility to work in a dynamic environment.


Experience with Functional Safety Analysis methods.
Knowledge and expertise in standard Microsoft applications.
High degree organizational and communication skills.
High level of analytical ability with complex problems.
Familiarity with Safety standards (e.g. EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, EN 50657, MIL-STD-882, or IEC 61508).
Knowledge of test and validation planning & execution.
Preferred experience with the railway industry, whereas they have held the role of a Safety Engineer leading effort such as training, implementing control architectures, hosting safety workshops and defining the safety requirements for a system.
Familiarity with 49 CFR 229 Sub-part E, 49 CFR 238.105.
A solid track record of establishing proof of safety in locomotive safety and experience with the use of safety critical software design principals preferred.
Experience certifying products to EN 50128, EN 50657 or MIL-STD-882E preferred.
Demonstrates the ability to analyze information effectively and is able to communicate to peers with lessor experience.
Excellent attention to detail.
Experience with Requirements Management tool(s).
Excellent interpersonal skills including leading and working in a cross-functional team environment.
EMD Locomotive experience is a PLUS.


BS Engineering (EE, CS or equiv.).

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of this position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Background Check and Drug Screen may be required for this position.

If you are interested in other positions with Talascend, please visit our website at

Talascend is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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