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Functional Safety Engineer

Working for a global automotive company providing hardware and engineering services to OEMs around the world.  Its newly formed Cambridge (UK) based electronics division, is set up to meet the growing needs of their automotive customers in electronics hardware and software control.

Combining our new products with their existing expertise in suspension systems, vehicle dynamics, mechanisms and mechatronics will enable them to go to market with complete active suspension, active aero and powered door products to their customers in the future.

We are now seeking an Functional Safety Engineer with a range of skills to join the growing team delivering OEM and niche vehicle projects.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Support cross-functional teams on functional safety matters across the entire V-cycle. Application areas include but are not limited to transmission systems, active suspension, body control modules, HMI systems and aerodynamic systems.

  • Act as single point of accountability for specific project delivery in the Functional Safety team, and provide input where required to projects carried out by the projects teams.

  • Create and maintain formal documents, including HARA, Safety Plan, FSC, TSC, FMEA, Safety Case and DIA.

  • Develop best practice working procedures to support functional safety activities.

  • Carry out Functional Safety audits when required.

  • Change management, including Impact Analysis.

  • Provide integrity and enforce appropriate standards in a time critical environment.

  • Recognise risks and hazards.

  • Keep status trackers up to date, showing current status of all responsible projects.

  • Analysis and verification of system requirements and interface definitions.

  • Moderation and participation at technical reviews and workshops.

  • Planning and follow-up of activities of the safety lifecycle.

  • Close cooperation with the project manager, developers and customers. Liaising with various suppliers to ensure achievement of safety requirements.

  • Interaction with system/feature owners to inform and review documentation, as well as with project/programme teams.

Education and experience:

  • Evidence of ISO26262 certification and training.

  • University degree in Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronics desirable.

  • A detailed understanding of ISO 26262.

  • Ability to generate formal documentation to a high professional standard.

  • Experience with Vehicle Manufacturers, Tier 1 or Tier 2 Automotive Suppliers.

  • Previous experience in a functional safety role working in accordance with a relevant international standard (e.g. ISO 26262, IEC 61508).

  • Strong customer facing skills.

  • Strong communication and technical reporting skills, including the ability to communicate with overseas suppliers.

  • Ability to conduct and review Hazard Analysis & Risk Assessments (HARA), Fault Tree Analyses (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) etc.

  • Experience of using software products for requirements management.

  • Awareness of project management fundamentals.

  • Excellent team working skills and a strong communicator with the ability to interact with organisational personnel at all levels and with contract personnel.

  • Good time management skills and an ability to plan and organise both work activities and the resources required to execute said work activities.

  • Able to proactively apply previous lessons learnt.

  • Self-motivated and able to motivate and inspire others.