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Functional Safety Engineer

Location: Multimatic Electronic Systems UK, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Posted: November 26th, 2020



Location: Multimatic UK – Thetford or Cambridge

Company overview:

Multimatic is a global automotive supply company providing hardware and engineering services to OEMs around the world. Its UK based engineering division, Multimatic Technical Centre Europe (MTCE), is a leading supplier of engineering and vehicle development services to major automotive OEMs and a growing number of niche vehicle manufacturers. Specialties include suspension systems, vehicle dynamics, mechanisms and mechatronics.

MTCE is currently seeking to recruit a Functional Safety Engineer with a range of skills to join the growing team delivering OEM and niche vehicle projects within Multimatic.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Support cross-functional teams on functional safety matters across the entire V-cycle. Application areas include but are not limited to transmission systems, active suspension, body control modules, HMI systems and aerodynamic systems.
  • Act as single point of accountability for specific project delivery in the Functional Safety team, and provide input where required to projects carried out by the projects teams.
  • Create and maintain formal documents, including HARA, Safety Plan, FSC, TSC, FMEA, Safety Case and DIA.
  • Develop best practice working procedures to support functional safety activities.
  • Carry out Functional Safety audits when required.
  • Change management, including Impact Analysis.
  • Provide integrity and enforce appropriate standards in a time critical environment.
  • Recognise risks and hazards.
  • Keep status trackers up to date, showing current status of all responsible projects.
  • Analysis and verification of system requirements and interface definitions.
  • Moderation and participation at technical reviews and workshops.
  • Planning and follow-up of activities of the safety lifecycle.
  • Close cooperation with the project manager, developers and customers. Liaising with various suppliers to ensure achievement of safety requirements.
  • Interaction with system/feature owners to inform and review documentation, as well as with project/programme teams.

Education and experience:

  • Evidence of ISO26262 certification and training.
  • University degree in Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronics desirable.
  • A detailed understanding of ISO 26262.
  • Ability to generate formal documentation to a high professional standard.
  • Experience with Vehicle Manufacturers, Tier 1 or Tier 2 Automotive Suppliers.
  • Previous experience in a functional safety role working in accordance with a relevant international standard (e.g. ISO 26262, IEC 61508).
  • Strong customer facing skills.
  • Strong communication and technical reporting skills, including the ability to communicate with overseas suppliers.
  • Ability to conduct and review Hazard Analysis & Risk Assessments (HARA), Fault Tree Analyses (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) etc.
  • Experience of using software products for requirements management.
  • Awareness of project management fundamentals.
  • Excellent team working skills and a strong communicator with the ability to interact with organisational personnel at all levels and with contract personnel.
  • Good time management skills and an ability to plan and organise both work activities and the resources required to execute said work activities.
  • Able to proactively apply previous lessons learnt.
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate and inspire others.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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