Principal Functional Security Engineer

Job Description:
Client is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. Client has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at Client is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.
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Position Description:
Client's Steering Engineering team is seeking a Functional Safety Engineer for a position in Washington, MI.


  • Analyze EPS system safety at all levels through a series of formal safety analyses (including hazard analysis, Hazard Testing, FMEA and FTA).
  • Provide technical leadership for Safety Standards and Safety Analyses, including checking and approving analyses performed by others.
  • Act on the results of any safety analysis or validation test result to ensure that the safety and integrity of the electric power steering system is not compromised in any way.
  • Develop a reliability analysis, and  advise on the best use of statistical techniques and to provide reliability estimates to form part of a commercial case to the EPS business and its customers.
  • Assist in the development of new system features, components and diagnostic algorithms that will improve the safety or reliability of the system or improve the coverage of the built-in protection systems.
  • Liaise with the customer to set safety acceptance standards, to develop customer-specific safety analyses and to ensure that the customer’s safety expectations are met.
  • Ensure that the supply-base is fully aware of the safety-related requirements and responsibilities.
  • Proactively engage project teams insuring safety is appropriately comprehended in product development process.
  • Actively support all projects with analysis and expert advice for DRBFM and PRN reviews.
  • Bachelors Degree or similar qualification in electrical or mechanical engineering or a related subject.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in safety engineering with a working knowledge of IEC 61508 and awareness of ISO26262 and other Legislative Safety Requirements
  • Experience of safety analyses of electro-mechanical safety-related products.  Including participation and organization of hazard analysis, failure mode effect analysis and fault tree analysis.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods used for reliability analysis and design of validation test regimes.
  • Must have confidence to represent Client with suppliers and customers.
  • Able to work flexibly and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and on own initiative.
  • Understanding and experience of requirements modelling tools and methods preferred.
  • Experience of automotive systems development preferred.

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