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Senior Functional Safety Engineer - REF No. EB4999

Industry Sector: Engineering - Automotive
Location: Nuneaton

Salary: from £35000 to £52000 per Annum

FRS Office: Birmingham (East)
Consultant: Paul Lewis

Job Summary

An exciting requirement for a Senior Functional Safety Engineer has arisen to work with a world class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, to support vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain with cutting-edge engineering and testing expertise. This Client is looking to employ a Senior Functional Safety Engineer who will be responsible for delivery of certain functional safety work products related to specific functions of the vehicle. The Senior Functional Safety Engineer will work under a consultant for guidance to execute specific tasks likely related to requirements derivation, analysis, verification and/or safety analysis. This Senior Functional Safety Engineer is likely to have only had limited exposure to functional safety activities, but have an awareness of ISO 26262, be keen to develop these skills and have a solid background in either systems engineering, electronics or embedded software development.

Detailed Job Description

EB4999: Senior Functional Safety Engineer

Salary: £35,000 to £52,000 DOE

Location: Nuneaton, West Midlands

Position: Permanent

Benefits: Various Company Benefits

An exciting requirement for a Senior Functional Safety Engineer has arisen to work with a world class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, to support vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain with cutting-edge engineering and testing expertise.

This Client is looking to employ a Senior Functional Safety Engineer who will be responsible for delivery of certain functional safety work products related to specific functions of the vehicle. The Senior Functional Safety Engineer will work under a consultant for guidance to execute specific tasks likely related to requirements derivation, analysis, verification and/or safety analysis. This Senior Functional Safety Engineer is likely to have only had limited exposure to functional safety activities, but have an awareness of ISO 26262, be keen to develop these skills and have a solid background in either systems engineering, electronics or embedded software development.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged

Experience

Essential experience for this role would include:

* Electrical/electronics engineer, systems engineer or software architect with ideally a minimum 3 years in an embedded systems environment, particularly safety-related systems

Experience in ONE or MORE of:

* Automotive-relevant safety-related systems standards such as IEC 61508, MISRA SA and ISO 26262
* Off-highway or earth-moving safety related standards e.g. ISO 15998, BS EN 474
* Machinery safety-related standards e.g. ISO 13849

Experience in all of:

* Identifying hazards, performing risk assessment and classification
* User and systems level requirements capture, management and technical review
* System level architectural design and technical review
* Safety analysis techniques e.g. FMEA, FTA (qualitative and quantitative), HAZOP etc. applied at the systems level and hardware part level
* Performing audits, assessments, confirmation reviews, and verification reviews
* Technical leadership of small project teams
* Tendering process and preparation of project proposals

The candidate must have a strong experience in systems engineering and requirements driven developments and can advise clients on good practice.

Desirable experience for this role would include:

* Functional safety engineer or safety manager on one or more automotive or defence projects

Experience in a combination of:

* Controllability of vehicles, vehicle dynamics, control system performance and human-machine interactions
* Defining and populating safety cases
* Embedded hardware design and technical review for safety-related systems
* Embedded software design and technical review for safety-related systems including process and tools for high integrity software developments
* Modern microprocessor architectures and systems to support deployment of functionality to an ASIL C/D level of integrity
* Defence safety-related systems standards such as Def Stan 00-56 and DO-254
* Hybrid electric vehicles and associated technologies
* Engineering process development and practical implementation; including CMMI, ISO 15504 (SPICE)
* Engineering process audit; including CMMI, ISO 15504 (SPICE)
* Developing and delivering training courses
* Awareness of cyber-security principles and their commercial application (e.g. threat analysis, security requirements/techniques and penetration testing)

Skills

The candidate should:

* Can deliver a high standard of technical writing
* Be capable of presenting technical information confidently to customers
* Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints
* Have well-developed analytical skills - rigorous but pragmatic, being able to justify decisions with solid rationale
* Have good interpersonal skills - a consensus-builder not confrontational being able to deal with strong-willed characters
* Can make justified technical decisions based on solid rationale
* Be capable of technically managing a small group of engineers, tracking progress and budget spend
* Be willing to engage in the security clearance process for defence related projects
* Be willing to travel and work flexibly: The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 6 to 8 times per year. The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities requiring travel within the UK for 1 to 4 days per week for a significant period.

Qualifications

Essential qualifications for this role would include:

* Good first degree (minimum 2:1) in electrical/electronic engineering, systems engineering or a relevant related discipline

Desirable qualifications for this role would include:

* Higher degree (relevant M.Sc, Eng D or Ph.D)
* Corporate membership of an engineering institution including Chartered Engineer qualification

Other information

The key functions of this role include:

* Functional safety engineering tasks (developing safety concepts, requirements and architecture)
* Independent safety assessment (confirmation measures: audit and assessment)
* Coordinating and/or executing safety analyses (FMEA, FTA, hardware architectural metrics etc.)
* Developing process to support functional safety
* Delivering training on functional safety
* Functional safety planning & management (incl. verification and validation planning)
* Hazard identification, analysis and risk assessment
* Delivering functional safety consultancy/guidance
* Developing safety arguments (safety cases)

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.


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*CVs MUST be named in the format "YOUR NAME - CV.doc" and be in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text (.rft) or Plain Text (.txt) formats. PDF files are not accepted. Submitted files should also be less than 1MB in size.

 

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