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Job titleSenior Functional Safety Engineer
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary40,000 - 55,000 GBP
LocationUK West
Bonus PackageDiscretionary - 10%
Job description

Our client, a leading global powertrain consultancy, is currently looking for someone to join their team as a Senior Functional Safety Engineer. Increasingly, their engineering consultancy projects require robust analysis of the functional safety risks and mitigation actions, and this is where you come in! 


The company

With over 70 years of experience, our client provides expertise in the electrification portfolio, in engineering and simulation as well as testing and the adoption of ADAS. They are committed to improving the performance of traditional powertrains and helping OEMs develop zero-impact emission mobility solutions. They continue to gather new and valuable insights from data intelligence to develop engineers, same time and reduce costs.   

The role

As Senior Functional Safety Engineer, you will act as the Functional Safety expert across a broad range of consultancy projects. You’ll be responsible for supporting the system engineers and taking responsibility for the Functional Safety deliverables.  

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Understanding the functionality of systems within the industry 

  • Generating Functional Safety documentation for each project following ISO26262 

  • Conducting documentation for fault-tree analysis, hazard analysis, functional and technical safety requirements, and validation plans  

  • Leading functional safety reviews when necessary  


The requirements

You’ll have experience of leading and delivering Functional Safety activities according to ISO26262 for production automotive projects, as well as… 

  • Minimum BSc or BEng (2:1) in Automotive, Electrical, or equivalent Engineering  

  • 4 years experience ideally in Systems or Safety Engineering 

  • Able to conduct or lead FMEA, FTA, FMEDA, HARA activities 

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: automotive powertrain control systems, high voltage electrical power supplies, hybrid vehicles, ADAS features or similar 

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and fluent in English  

  • Driving license valid for driving in the UK 


  • Completed ISO262626 Training  

  • Member of an appropriate professional body (SAE, IET, IMechE) 

  • Certified in Functional Safety by a recognised body  


Important information

FMC contact for this role: Adam Stackhouse ( 

Reference number: 11612

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    Updated on 2017-08-07T17:04:38+00:00, by Matthew Graham.