Senior Functional Safety Engineer - Automotive

McLaren Automotive Limited
Woking, UK
07 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Ensure that the functional safety property is achieved at vehicle level, across our full range of Sports, Super and Ultimate series vehicles.

The Vehicle Functional Safety Senior Engineer manages effectively the functional safety activities at vehicle level for the Powertrain, Chassis, Passive Safety, HMI and Body systems.

This includes the management of the safety activities for the development of ADAS and new technologies systems for vehicle's internal and external connectivity.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Define the vehicle level safety policy, outlining the scope of work for a specific vehicle programme
  • Define, maintain and monitor the vehicle level safety plan and define the necessary corrective actions
  • Setup and structure the vehicle item definitions according to the programme safety policy, supporting or actively producing the related documentation (requirements specs, analyses, test specs, etc.)
  • Lead and facilitate the definition and negotiation of the development interface agreements (DIA) with the suppliers

What we need from you:

  • Experience in applying ISO 26262 on automotive systems, including safety analysis (HARA, FMEA, FTA, etc.)
  • Awareness of the latest automotive hardware and/or software state-of-the-art solutions and best practices relevant to safety, e.g. E-Gas, lock-step core processor, etc.
  • Understanding of the automotive electrical architectures, including the AUTOSAR standard and software integration paradigms, communication protocols and standards (CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc.)
  • Ability to interpret and apply the ISO 26262 requirements and recommendations, effectively and efficiently tailoring the safety lifecycle specifically for each programme and for each system
  • Ability to produce formal documentation to a highly professional standard using IBM Rational DOORS
  • Ability to communicate with independent safety assessors and auditors, providing structured, compelling and defensive arguments

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