System Safety Engineer – Product Safety

Montreal, QC


At Beta Technologies, together we apply our intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation. Regardless of the position one holds, each team member brings their talent and desire to positively impact the environment and lives of others in a refreshing, vibrant, and inclusive culture. 
The Product Safety team at Beta is a part of the Airworthiness organization and helps assure system safety by using techniques like probabilistic risk analysis in the form of assessment methods laid out in industry standards like ARP 4761. 
The System Safety Engineer will be a part of the Product Safety team and will be responsible for performing and coordinating various safety assessments for the aircraft and its systems in accordance with industry standards like the SAE ARP4761 and ARP4754A.
The System Safety Engineer will work closely with Subject Matter Experts and System Engineering leads for various systems, to understand the underlying physics, the architecture of the system and its components, its interfaces with other systems and elicit failure modes and their effects on the aircraft and its occupants. Other responsibilities include supporting the certification, aircraft integration and design teams.
Also, the System Safety Engineer will advise them in making design and architectural decisions based on the outcomes of various safety assessments.
Responsibilities will also include liaison with regulatory authorities and the leadership team.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Conduct Zonal Safety Analyses (ZSA) in accordance with ARP4761 and provide inputs for system placement and installation onboard the aircraft.
  • Review engineering design definition and changes to the definition of multiple systems, subsystems, components, and parts in the form of geometric models, data sheets, drawings among others, to assess impact on product/system safety.
  • Perform Particular Risk Analyses (PRA) in accordance with ARP4761 and all regulations associated with the particular risk being analyzed and in collaboration with subject matter experts.
  • Contribute to and assist with other safety assessments like Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) as needed. 

  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience, 5+ years desired 
  • Enthusiasm for Electric Aviation and Aviation Safety
  • BS in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar, MS desired
  • Experience performing ZSA and PRA
  • Familiarity with CAD and PLM software, preferably CATIA and 3DX
  • Cognizance of SAE ARP4754A and ARP4761
  • Familiarity with FAA type certification process, preferably with part 23
  • Ability to use the following tools or similar: Polarion, CAFTA, G-Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets etc.)

  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • Basic familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), SysML and tools like Medini
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:
    The candidate may have to review the physical assembly of the aircraft and its systems, test rigs etc., which involves some moving around the facility, standing for moderate durations etc.