Functional Safety Chief Engineer

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Functional Safety Chief Engineer

Our client is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. They work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes.

Job Description

Functional Safety Chief Engineer

The Systems and Safety team are responsible for the deployment of functional safety, systems engineering and cyber security expertise and tools across the business to deliver internal and external projects. These projects can involve a combination of engineering, consultancy, analysis, training, audit and assessment either directly to external customers or for internal product developments. Our portfolio covers all domains of land-based transportation including automotive, commercial, off-highway and defence applications. With customers ranging from global vehicle manufacturers down to part-level suppliers, we take a pragmatic approach to scaling international standards and good engineering practice to an appropriate level for the individual client.

They are now looking for a Functional Safety Chief Engineer to join our busy team.

Essential experience for this role would include:

Ideally a minimum 5 years in an embedded systems environment, particularly safety-related systems
A strong experience in systems engineering and requirements driven developments and be capable of advising clients on best-practice
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
Technical leadership of small project teams
Tendering process and preparation of project proposals
Desirable experience for this role would include:

Controllability of vehicles, in particular 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
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)
Developing and delivering training courses
More specific details regarding this role are available of the job description.

Essential skills for this role would include:

Be capable of delivering 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
Be capable of technically managing a small group of engineers

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 candidate should be willing to travel and work flexibly: The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 3 or 4 times per year. The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities requiring travel within the UK for 1 to 3 days per week. Additionally, the candidate should be willing to engage in the security clearance process for UK defence related projects.

All candidate must eligible for Security clearance.

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Key Consultant

Gemma Langley

Gemma Langley profile

I head the Manufacturing &Technologies division and we focus on products that have been designed and manufactured across a breadth of engineering industries. The division covers a range of markets including CEM’s, electronics, automotive, aerospace, rail, avionics, defence, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and machinery & automation.