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Safety Manager - AI / Autonomous Vehicles

Safety Manager - AI / Autonomous Vehicles

Job Title: Safety Manager - AI / Autonomous Vehicles
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: PF4677
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2019 10:16

Job Description

Leading Artificial Intelligence firm specialising in mobile autonomy is seeking a proven Safety Manager to play a leading role in their growth, which will include significant road trials in the UK. Ideally you have prior experience in a private or public sector organisation, ideally involving vehicles and/or road trials.
My client is the driving force behind many of the UK’s autonomous vehicle initiatives; bringing self-driving cars to the streets of some of the UK leading cities. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s premier start-ups focusing on an amazing, fast moving area of technology. They are looking for someone who can come and make a contribution to the company, the culture, the science and our customers.
The Role
Safety is of paramount important in all of our vehicle trails deployments and is built in to our whole engineering approach in conjunction with healthy doses of risk management and hazard analysis. 
The Safety Manager will report into Board-level. The Safety Manager will generally be responsible for monitoring and improving safety policy and for conducting regular audits the address compliance.
Specific Responsibilities
Work with our engineering teams to review, update and maintain our full safety policy for all autonomous vehicle road testing
Responsible for directing real-time incident management to an agreed set of policies and processes
Responsible for scripting the whole incident management plan and reporting process, ensuring that all individuals in the company understand their part in the process
Work with senior management on the communication plan around incident management
Work with our software developers to develop and improve our cloud-based incident tracking system
Regularly test and stress our incident management plan by conducting fire drills and assessing organisational compliance and performance
Represent the business in national discussions on autonomous vehicle safety, certification, validation and other best practice that adds to our capability to safely run ever-developing software in road trials
Incident investigation, reporting and process improvement
Developing training, coaching and mentoring programmes to ensure that employees understand their responsibilities within the safety process
Assessing risk and possible safety hazards of all aspects of operations
Presenting safety principles to staff in meetings or lecture-type training sessions
Creating safety plans that include suggested improvements to existing infrastructure and business processes
Investigating causes of accidents and other unsafe conditions in our vehicle build workshop
Liaising with law enforcement and other investigators who are present at the time of a serious accident
Reviewing and reporting on the staff's compliance with health and safety rules and recommending commendations or dismissal based on serious breach
The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented and ready to act in emergencies
Oversees the safety of field deployments and trials and audits those trials