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Fuel Cell Safety and System Specialist

Guardbridge, St Andrews, UK

Job Type

Full time

About the Role

As a Safety and System Specialist, you will play a critical role in ensuring the safe operation and implementation of our ammonia/hydrogen systems. You will be responsible for analysing, designing, and implementing robust safety protocols and standards for the storage, transport, and utilisation of ammonia/hydrogen. Additionally, you will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to optimise system performance, conduct risk assessments, and ensure compliance with applicable safety regulations.


• Develop and implement comprehensive safety programs and protocols to ensure compliance with
industry regulations and standards.
• Conduct risk assessments and hazard analyses for complex systems, identifying potential safety hazards
and implementing mitigation strategies.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, project managers, and operations
personnel, to incorporate safety measures into system designs and processes.
• Perform system-level safety analysis, including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects
Analysis (FMEA), and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessment.
• Lead safety reviews and audits, providing recommendations and ensuring corrective actions are
• Define system requirements and specifications related to safety and reliability, working closely with
internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
• Stay up to date with industry best practices and emerging safety technologies, proactively recommending
improvements to enhance system safety and performance.
• Provide technical expertise and support to resolve safety-related issues and incidents, conducting root
cause analyses and implementing preventive measures.
• Develop and deliver safety training programs to promote a culture of safety awareness and compliance
throughout the organisation.
• Maintain accurate documentation of safety procedures, reports, and incident investigations.


Essential Knowledge/ Qualifications

• Bachelor's or Master’s degree in engineering, Safety Engineering, or a related field.

• Professional certifications in safety engineering or system safety (e.g., CSP, CSE, CSSE).

• Proven experience as a Safety and System Specialist, preferably in a high-risk industry or complex system environment.

• Strong understanding of system engineering principles and practices.

• Experience with safety analysis techniques, including FTA, FMEA, and SIL assessment.

• Proficiency in safety management systems, risk assessment methodologies, and hazard identification


• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with attention to detail.

• Strong communication and collaboration abilities, with the capability to work effectively in crossfunctional


Desirable Knowledge/ Qualifications

• Knowledge of sustainability, clean energy technologies, and safety related to fuel cell systems.

• Proficiency in using relevant software tools for safety analysis and risk assessment.

• Knowledge of safety regulations and standards, such as OSHA, ISO 26262, IEC 61508, or equivalent

• Familiarity with safety-related software tools and applications

About the Company

ZEM (Zero Emission Marine) Fuel Systems Ltd is a start-up company specialising in the design and manufacture of Direct Ammonia Fuel Cells (DAFs) for low-carbon applications such as marine transport and off-grid power generation. ZEM Fuel Systems’ fuel cell systems are designed to be environmentally friendly, with zero harmful emissions and high energy efficiency. The company's mission is to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for the marine sector as part of the global energy transition towards Net Zero. ZEM Fuel Systems also provides consulting and technical support services to help customers integrate Direct Ammonia Fuel Cell systems into their applications and operations. With a team of experienced engineers and researchers, ZEM Fuel Systems is dedicated to driving innovation in the fuel cell industry and accelerating the adoption of clean energy solutions worldwide.

How to Apply

If you are a dedicated safety and systems specialist with expertise in hydrogen technologies and
you are passionate about driving novel solutions on fuel cell systems, we invite you to apply for this exciting
opportunity. Please submit your CV, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and any supporting documentation to Dr Alfredo Damiano Bonaccorso by emailing Please include "safety and systems specialist" in the subject line.

ZEM Fuel Systems Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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