Functional Safety Engineer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
£40,000 to £55,000 per annum
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Successful applicants will be required to work as part of a team of engineers, supporting development of products in the field of automotive functional safety. The role includes creating the safety case for the product including defining the systems, software and hardware concept and requirements; performing, supporting and monitoring all activities related to safety related engineering; working as part of the development team to analyse, verify and validate the product according to the safety concept.

Functional Safety Engineers are required to possess a degree of self-discipline and initiative that will allow them to work unaided, solving engineering problems that are required by the position. The position requires adherence to very rigorous processes and a strong attention to detail. Ideally candidates will have a passion for safety related engineering.

Job role:

Ensuring product development is performed in compliance to the relevant safety standards.

Working with the project manager and development team to define, plan and execute all safety activities according to the requirements of the functional safety standards.

Creation, documenting and maintenance of project Safety Plans and Safety Concepts according to the functional safety standards.

Peer reviewing and approving safety related work products according the rest of the development team.

Leading and taking part in safety related engineering activities such as FTA, FMEA, FMEDA and FMECA to verify a product according to the required safety integrity level.

Leading and supporting requirements engineering activities to ensure all safety related requirements are traced from safety concept to implementation, and to verification and validation work products.

Performing internal audits on safety related products.

Supporting safety related problems identified on serial production product, including analysis, defining and implementing engineering solutions, and working with project managers to define and execute any contingency plan.

Work with external safety certification bodies to review and refine the Safety Plans and Safety Concept where required by the safety assessment audit plan.

Keeping up to date with all latest revisions of relevant safety standards.

Promoting internal safety culture on safety related product development and across the organization.

Creating, maintaining and reviewing processes relating to safety related engineering activities.

Enhance, nourish and sustain safety culture across the organization.

Working to company quality standards

Must have experience and skills in ALL of these areas below:

Experience in the role of Safety Manager in safety related projects.

Strong experience with the automotive functional safety standard ISO26262.

Experience of working with the Automotive SPICE (ASPICE) development framework, ISO12207 or CMMi model for systems and software development.

Experience in engineering analysis techniques such as HARA, FTA, FMEA, etc.

Experience in development of automotive products utilising electronics and embedded software.

Experience in requirements management, traceability, verification and validation.

Creation and maintaining Safety Plans and Safety Cases.

Auditing safety related work products according to the requirements of ISO26262 and other relevant standards

Desirable experience and skills:

Functional safety experience to other industry standards such as IEC61508, D0178B or similar.

Experience with high level automotive CAN protocols, especially UDS-on-CAN, OBD, and J1939



Experience with other vehicle network technologies, especially CAN FD, FlexRAY, and vehicle ethernet

Experience working with automotive OEMs or tier 1 automotive suppliers

Practical knowledge of automotive and similar technologies, including motor inverters, automotive electronics and topologies and CAN protocols : UDS, XCP, CANopen, J1939, OBDII,

Experience with CASE tools, such as requirements management tools, systems and software design tools, analysis tools, etc.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898883
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: Marcus Roberts

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