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Functional Safety Consultant - United Kingdom  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 31 March 2017

Project Description

Description
  • Our company is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defense, aerospace and rail sectors. 
  • We 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. 
  • With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. 
  • 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 defense 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.



Experience
Expertise (5+ years) for this role would include: 
  • Delivering ISO 26262 to vehicle manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers covering all aspects of the safety lifecycle 
  • Safety analyses techniques, particularly FMEA with broad exposure to different processes, methodologies and stakeholder objectives  


Essential experience for this role would include: 
  • 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 leadership of small project teams 
  • Tendering process and preparation of project proposals Developing and delivering training courses 


Skills
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  


Qualifications
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 



The candidate should: 
  • 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 
  • 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 4 days per week. 
  • This could be for extended periods of time (up to 9 month placements)