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Senior Functional Safety Engineer Nuneaton United Kingdom,  

HORIBA Mira (company)

Posted on : 26 June 2017

Project 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.

Essential experience for this role would include: 
  • Electrical/electronics engineer, systems engineer or software architect with ideally a minimum 3 years in an embedded systems environment, particularly safety-related systems. 
  • Experience in Automotive-relevant safety-related systems standards such as IEC 61508, MISRA SA and ISO 26262. 
  • Experience in Off-highway or earth-moving safety-related standards e.g. ISO 15998, BS EN 474. 
  • Experience in Machinery safety-related standards e.g. ISO 13849. 
  • 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. 
  • Systems engineering and requirements driven developments and be capable of advising clients on good practice.  

Desirable experience for this role would include: 
  • Functional safety engineer or safety manager on one or more automotive or defence projects. 
  • 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 including process and tools for high integrity software developments. 
  • Modern microprocessor architectures and systems to support deployment of functionality to an ASIL C/D level of integrity. 
  • 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). 
  • Engineering process audit; including CMMI, ISO 15504 (SPICE). 
  • Developing and delivering training courses. 
  • Awareness of cyber-security principles and their commercial application (e.g. threat analysis, security requirements/techniques and penetration testing). 

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 budgetary 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 being able to deal with strong-willed characters. 
  • Be able to make justified technical decisions based on solid rationale. 
  • Be capable of technically managing a small group of engineers, tracking progress and budget spend. 

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 or Ph.D). 
  • Corporate membership of an engineering institution including Chartered Engineer qualification. 


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