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Salary: up to £69,000

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 29 Mar 2022

Reference: 5359 - DB

Principal Engineer – Functional Safety

Location: Warwick

Contract: Permanent
up to £69,000

We have available an excellent opportunity to join our client who is a powertrain production design and supply company working globally with world-leading automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and automotive technology centres.

Principal Engineer – Functional Safety Duties:

  • Support with the integration of e-powertrain systems and solutions into the customer functional safety concept, interfacing directly with the customer; representing their interests with the internal team of technical experts and designers.
  • Provide training in ISO 26262 methodologies and deliverables.
  • Creation of high level FuSa documentation – Representative HARA for example customer applications, Item Definitions, Functional Safety Concepts.
  • Support with development of technical safety concepts, system design specifications, hardware and software requirements, test definition and safety analysis activities to demonstrate that the product is functionally safe.
  • Responsibility for the consistency between SW/HW Safety Requirements, Hardware-Software-Interface (HSI), SW/HW Architecture and Technical Safety Concept or System Architectural Design Specification.
  • Collaboration in the safety analyses FMEDA and FTA
  • Contribute to system and component-level safety case development, and follow industry standard techniques to ensure a robust design, e.g., DFMEA. Responsible for ensuring that mitigations identified as part of the DFMEA are assigned to and delivered by the system design.
  • Liaison with, including travel, other sites in order to co-ordinate closely with system design teams and component designers and to provide functional safety support.

Principal Engineer – Functional Safety Skills required:

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ demonstrable experience in an automotive or similar engineering environment, with a focus on delivery functionally safe systems to at least ASIL C requirements.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in the technical implementation of functional safety (according to ISO26262 or IEC61508)
  • Working understanding of automotive HV standards; design methodologies and working practices.
  • Verifiable experience in System Specification; Requirements Capture/Management and Design Validation processes (EA preferred).

Principal Engineer – Functional Safety skills preferred:

  • Ability to read electrical component schematics.
  • Proven experience of working on automotive e-powertrain systems (such as motors; inverters; batteries/energy storage; power electronics) and understanding their interfaces and integration into the vehicle.
  • Confident at reading vehicle wiring diagrams, and understanding component electrical interfaces, e.g., Device Transmittals; External World Diagrams.
  • Knowledge of German or other European languages.


  • 28 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Social events
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free onsite parking
  • Hybrid working – 3 days in the office and 2 from home
  • Early finish on a Friday

Interviews will be held initially over MS Teams followed by a face to face meeting.

We’re looking to speak with suitable Principal Engineer – Functional Safety candidates as soon as possible.

Apply now with a copy of your CV to discuss this position with a member of our team