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Safety Management System Analyst


Job description

The Safety Management System (SMS) Analyst role reports to the Aviation Safety Manager and is responsible for providing safety data analysis and associated data management in direct support to the effective running of the Draken Europe Safety Management System including the Occurrence Reporting database (AQD), associated processes, procedures, Business Intelligence and outputs.

Key Responsibilities 

Safety Management System Analysis and Data Management

  • Provision of Safety related data analysis, with associated reporting, to meet standing and ad-hoc requests from across the business.
  • Focal Point for the Draken Europe Occurrence Management System
  • Maintenance, management and administration of the Safety & Compliance Database (AQD).
  • Managing the reporting of relevant Regulatory Reportable Occurrences (ECCAIRS & ASIMS) to the National Authorities within defined timescales and ensuring that updates, through to closure, are appropriately managed.
  • Production of standing and ad-hoc related reports to meet business requirements.
  • Provision of data to support Safety, Security and Compliance Training & Promotion requirements.
  • Manage and develop processes to ensure that data and information is available to support key SMS meetings (Daily Risk Assessment Meeting (DRAM), Occurrence Review Meeting (ORM), Safety Review Boards (SRB) and Safety Action Groups (SAG))
  • Provision of Safety Management support, as required, to the internal and external audit programme
  • Provision of Safety & Compliance Database Training as required.
  • Work closely with Aviation Safety Advisors to ensure the efficient, accurate and coherent daily upkeep of the Safety Database (AQD), associated data input/output activity and monitoring of associated standards and processes.

Technical Expertise

  • Data analysis, data management, database administration and Business Intelligence reporting.

Special Conditions

  • Ad Hoc / Out-of-Hours work during urgent / unforeseen business requirements.
  • Domestic / International travel as required.
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested by management within the capability of the incumbent.

Core Competencies

Experience & Qualifications

  • Educated to A-Level Standard or suitable equivalent – Required
  • Experience in Data Handling and Analysis and associated tools (eg Excel) – Required
  • Experience working with a Safety Reporting Database (preferably AQD), including analysis of extracted data and presentation through associated Business Intelligence – Highly Desirable
  • Experience with management of Civ/Mil Occurrence Reporting Systems (AQD, ASIMS, ECCAIRS etc) – Highly Desirable
  • Understanding of Civ/Mil aviation regulations relating to Occurrence Reporting - Desirable
  • Experience of Safety Management Systems – Desirable

Personal Skill & Attributes

Good verbal and written Communication Skills – Ability to interface with internal and external customers

Good Organizational and Time Management Skills, with the ability to achieve deadlines

Excellent Computer / IT skills – Competent in the use MS Office Software and other Company Software as required

Attention to detail and ability to spot errors in complex data.

Ability to develop and produce high quality Business Intelligence reports fed by Safety Management System data.

Maintain high levels of integrity, work ethic and confidentiality and use discretion appropriately

Self-motivated, assertive, resilient with the ability to hold their own.

Continual Improvement mindset and appetite for process development.

Key Measures

Effective management and administration of the AQD Database

Occurrence Report Acknowledgments provided within defined timescales

Regulatory Reportable Occurrences (MOR & DASOR) reported within defined timescales

Occurrence Report Feedback provided within defined timescales

Daily Risk Assessment Data prepared and available within defined timescales

Accurate Analytical Data & Associated Reports available within defined timescales

Safety Meetings (eg DRAM/ORM/SRB/SAG) provided with information required, error free, and within defined timescales.

Objectives set during annual Personal Development Review (PDR)

Draken Europe

Draken combines advanced technology with a diverse range of aircraft platforms and highly skilled people to deliver mission-critical global aviation solutions for government customers worldwide.

Our end-to-end capabilities include customised Operational Readiness Training, Aircraft MRO & Engineering, Specialised Helicopter Training as well as Search & Rescue and Surveillance services.

Our differences make us stronger. For example, we need people from both commercial and military backgrounds to keep our services reliable yet challenging. In the same way we need people of different ethnicity, backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious and non-religious beliefs. For no other reason than it makes our organization perform better.

It’s this diversity of perspective and talent that delivers our values and enables our success, as a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.

We believe that diversity is bringing your own unique perspective to the conversations, inclusion is having a voice and engagement is having that voice heard.

Intolerance, which we condemn in any form, has no place in our Company, and we all have a responsibility to ensure that we treat each other fairly and with respect.

We want a culture where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow, and operate in an environment where they can be authentic.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

Draken Europe employees must hold or be able to hold a minimum award of SC (Security Check), granted by the UK Security Vetting agency. Draken Europe will sponsor and guide employees through the vetting process with our internal security vetting experts.

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