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Product & Safety Compliance Engineer

Welwyn Garden City, UK

Product & Safety Compliance Engineer| Welwyn Garden City | Hybrid (2 days office) 

 

About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role 

To ensure that all new products developed by Ocado and our external partners are compliant with the required National and International standards including any relevant third party certifications.

 

What you will be doing

  • Ensuring products and systems meet appropriate safety & regulatory compliance requirements
  • Providing regulatory guidance and support to the development teams and other key customers/collaborators.
  • Planning and managing compliance activities along with periodic reporting to stakeholders.
  • 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 field related safety and compliance issues.
  • Support the development and implementation of internal safety processes and procedures and have an active presence for on-site product related activities.

 Willing to travel occasionally to sites in the UK and potentially internationally if required.

 

We’d love to talk to you if you have...

  • Must be technically proficient in all areas of Mechanical and Electrical machinery safety.
  • Experience interfacing with external regulatory bodies / certification agencies.
  • Experience in applying current European Directives and Standards pertaining to automated machinery and robotics.
  • Experience in achieving 3rd party certification for products outside of the EU
  • Ability to support Mechanical and Electrical Design engineers in the design of appropriate safety systems and safety architecture to meet required product standards.
  • 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 a body of evidence for CE Marking and regulatory compliance.

Bonus points if you also have…

  • Knowledge of functional safety system design including SIL/PL assessments (e.g. Functional Safety Certified Eng)
  • Knowledge and experience of EMC testing / compliance
  • Knowledge of compliance / certification requirements for Radio products

 

What we offer you...

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • A Work from Home policy that sees you in the office typically 40% of your time. 
  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy 
  • Wellbeing support through Apps and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
  • Opportunity to participate in Share save and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

 

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

 

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. 

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

 

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.

 

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

 

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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