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Functional Safety Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/12/2016
  • Duration: on-going
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Main Goals & Objectives:
Responsible to ensure that Body & Trim Features/Systems conform to ISO26262. Engineering development cycles; Concept phase, Development phase, Validation Phase and support through to End of Life

Main Responsibilities:
1. Accountable for ISO26262 compliance of Body & Trim Features/Systems

a. Co-ordinate, advise & ensure execution of Functional Safety activities to the clients guidelines
b. Scope technical impact on components, functions or systems as required
c. Lead & support internal & supplier reviews, e.g. Hazard & Risk Analysis reviews
d. Lead definition & quantification of risk and Interpreting Function & Fault trees
e. Assist and coach less experience staff in all aspects of Functional Safety
f. Technical point of contact for Functional Safety within department
g. Moderation of Functional Safety activities accross Body & Trim to ensure consistency

2. Track & report status for Functional Safety activities within Body & Trim

a. Review Functional Safety documentation & advise as necessary
b. Maintain & keep records on Functional Safety activities, both at client and suppliers.
c. Accountable for identifying and escalating issues and risks to Senior Management
d. Support E circle reporting project status and technical points for Functional Safety as required

3. Accountable for project deliverables during the specified timeframe for Functional Safety

a. Report project status and technical points for Functional Safety
b. Support Functional safety testing as required
c. Sign-off Functional safety status for vehicle projects
4. Support the business with regard to Functional Safety activities, i.e. FuSi Core Team

a. Be part of the Functional Safety Core Team within the client
b. Set up and modify client processes to enable the deliverables to be met.
c. Educate and write training material to support Functional Safety activities

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Skills & Experience:

Demonstrable experience and knowledge of ISO26262 and the Lifecycle development of vehicles
Demonstrable experience as a Product Engineer working on vehicle features.
Excellent time management and self-organisational skills
Strong understanding of Technical German Language an advantage, training will be provided if necessary

Practical & Technical Knowledge:

Technical knowledge of relevant vehicle functions within the Body & Trim Engineering
Developing Safety awareness within a business an advantage
Technical and Practical knowledge of FMEA and Fault Tree analysis an advantage


Degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline, or HNC qualified or equivalent with the appropriate level of experience
Preferably a Chartered Status or working towards/desire to achieve Chartered Status.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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