Functional Safety Lead Engineer

# Permanent

We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Functional Safety Lead Engineer for one of our prestigious automotive clients in the South Oxfordshire area:

Job Title:                                                            Functional Safety Lead Engineer

Salary:                                                                  c£70K per annum

Permanent/Contract/Fixed Term:     Permanent

Location:                                                             South Oxfordshire

The Role:

The Lead Engineer – Functional Safety is responsible for ensuring that designated engineering developments, within the business follow appropriate compliance processes and that functional safety work products are delivered to a suitable standard according to programme timings.

The Functional Safety Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining processes, and templates within the business that meet the requirements of ISO 26262 and other relevant standards as may arise.

Other key duties include:

Undertake the function of Functional Safety Manager within the company.

Develop and maintain a business-wide framework, in conjunction with the Quality and Engineering departments, for the application of Functional Safety to designated projects and products.

Communicating the requirements of safety processes verbally and in writing to Project, Product and Management teams.

Lead the creation of necessary functional safety work products to meet ISO 26262 and other standards as may be required.

Work with business development teams, programme managers and others to ensure that functional safety milestones are included in project costing, planning.

Ensure that functional safety work products are properly delivered according to programme timing.

 Arrange and conduct reviews with project and product development teams to ensure functional safety standards are being met throughout the product development cycle.

Reviewing and approval of functional safety work products.

Development and maintenance of templates needed for the Functional Safety Work Products including:

  • Development Interface Agreement
  • Item Definition
  • Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Function Safety Concept
  • Technical Safety Concept
  • Safety Goal Validation reports
  • Functional Safety Concept Validation reports


Ensure integration of functional safety requirements into the Polarion Application Lifecycle Management system.

Experience and Qualifications:

A relevant degree and at least 5 years of experience in product development and safety process implementation.

In-depth knowledge of ISO 26262:2018, holding a functional safety certification

Practical knowledge of implementation of ISO 26262 from Concept through to Production

Familiarity with fault tree analysis tools, requirement capture systems, FMEA processes

Experience in team management

Staff Development & Training

Create and run ISO Functional Safety overview sessions

Create and run Functional Safety sessions on the various development phases define in the standard

Implement the company’s Health & Safety policy.

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.

Reference ID: FSLE001


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