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Our UK based client is looking for someone to be based out of their Michigan location as Principal Engineer of Functional Safety to join them on a permanent basis.
Main Purpose of Job
Take a principal role in planning and executing functional safety activities for external customers
Provide expert level consultancy in ISO 26262 and safety analyses
Coordinating safety analyses and engineering activities for a customer and their team
Coaching the team to deliver consistent and successful results
Technical project management / decision making to deliver on time, to cost and quality
Managing challenging stakeholders who can have diverse objectives
Taking a lead sometimes autonomous role in auditing safety related development processes
Training/coaching other less experienced members of staff, particularly in audit and safety
Developing process to support functional safety
Developing and delivering training on functional safety
Delivering value-add functional safety consultancy/guidance
Supporting the product groups in tendering activities
Ideally first degree (minimum 2:1) in electrical/electronic engineering, systems engineering or a relevant related discipline
Preferebly Higher degree (relevant M.Sc, Eng D or Ph.D)
Corporate membership of an engineering
institution including Chartered Engineer qualification
Expert in the following:
Delivering ISO 26262 to vehicle manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers covering all aspects of the safety lifecycle
Safety analyses techniques, with broad exposure to different processes, methodologies and stakeholder objectives
Experience in all of:
Functional safety planning & management
Identifying hazards, performing risk assessment and classification
User and systems level requirements capture, management and technical review
Preparing safety cases (including safety arguments)
System level architectural design and technical review
Technical and project leadership of small project teams
Tendering process and preparation of project proposals
Delivering training courses
The candidate must have a strong
experience in systems engineering and requirements driven developments and be capable of advising clients on best-practice.
Some combination of:
Controllability of vehicles, in particular vehicle dynamics, control system
performance and human-machine interactions
Embedded hardware design and technical review for safety-related systems and ADAS
Embedded software design and technical review for safety-related systems
Off-highway or earth-moving safety-related standards e.g. ISO 15998, BS EN 474
Machinery safety-related standards e.g. ISO 13849
Other automotive-relevant safety-related systems standards such as IEC 61508 or MISRA SA
Engineering process development and practical implementation; including CMMI, ISO 15504 (SPICE)
Awareness of cyber-security principles and their commercial application (e.g. threat analysis, security requirements/techniques and penetration testing)
Involvement in ISO, SAE, MISRA or other relevant standards/guidance development bodies
Executing and reporting on independent safety assessment (confirmation measures)
What is the candidate likely to be doing now?
Functional safety specialist or consultant for an automotive VM, Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier
The candidate should:
Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints
Be capable of delivering a high standard of technical writing
Be capable of presenting technical information confidently to customers
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
Be capable of technically managing a small group of customer engineers
Be willing to travel and work flexibly,The job is based in the US MidWest.
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