Functional Safety Engineer

Job description

The Functional Safety Engineer is responsible for assisting and ensuring the design and development of the company’s products/solutions is carried out in accordance with the ISO26262 Functional Safety Standard.


Function Safety Engineering

  • Identify functional safety requirements within the project based on Customer Requirements
  • Develop the technical safety concept for the product in conjunction with hardware, software and function development teams ensuring compliance with ISO26262
  • Demonstrate how the chosen technical concept will comply with functional safety requirements
  • Collaborate with the design team in the design of effective technical solution aimed to achieve adequate robustness at System, HW and SW architectural level in compliance with ISO26262.
  • Prepare and assist to the Safety Assessment Reviews held by safety assessor
  • Perform relevant safety analysis activities in the development of the technical safety concept
  • Communicate and review with customer to ensure common understanding and agreement on functional safety implementation

 Functional Safety Management

  • Identify, plan, organise, track and document all necessary safety activities within project
  • Organize, prepare and moderate the safety activities and safety analysis
  • Ensure the incorporation of the safety concepts in customer end-products and verify the overall safety concept
  • Provide support for the product development team and other functions in functional safety processes and activities ensuring relevant functions are aware of the required outputs
  • Liaise with project manager to ensure safety planning aspects are integrated in the project plan & schedule
  • Ensure regular communication to the Customer during the development phases in regard to functional safety
  • Support the creation of Safety Case for the product


  • Degree in Electronic, Computer or Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledge in and application of ISO26262, IEC61508, Automotive SPICE
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in automotive industry
  • Experience of automotive electronic product development
  • Familiar with automotive quality management and product development processes
  • Experience of creating safety concepts and technical safety requirements
  • Experience with analysis tools & methods such as FMEA, FMEDA, FTA


To apply for this position please contact Catriona Coogan at Sigmar Recruitment T: +353 91 455306 E:   

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