System Safety Engineer Technical Expert

Saginaw - Michigan - United States - Industry - Automotive - Engineering & Design - Professional Bachelor

Brunel is currently seeking a System Safety Engineer – Technical Expert for a direct hire with our client located in Saginaw or Auburn Hills, MI. For the right candidate, we offer a generous relocation package.

We are looking for a candidate with significant experience in ISO26262 functional safety, who can lead the technical safety activities on advanced product development such as Steer by Wire and Autonomous Steering systems.

Feel free to contact

Cindy King, Account manager

Apply now

About this role

The System Safety Engineer guides the product design teams in process compliance and design recommendations. The System Safety Engineer supports the full lifecycle of the safety process - from concept and requirements through design and analysis to testing and implementation. This position works with the Company’s advanced development teams, potential OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers, the Company’s safety organization, and various internal customers to define and execute their functional safety process. Specific work products include the System Safety Program Plan, Hazard and Risk Assessment, Safety Requirements, Safety Analysis including FMEDA and FTA, and Safety Verification and Validation activities. The ideal candidate has a strong background in embedded systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead system safety analysis activities for specific advanced development systems such as Steer by Wire and Autonomous Steering
  • Play a key role in system safety process development and work product template development activities
  • Provide coaching, training, mentoring in the area of functional safety
  • Specify safety strategies and requirements for system architecture, including safety concept, failure management and driver-warning strategies
  • Support development of robust, fail-safe, or fault tolerant architectures and components to satisfy safety requirements
  • Specify detailed safety requirements, including diagnostic and software requirements
  • Specify and monitor specific safety tests, including fault injection testing
  • Perform and document safety assessments, including safety case
  • Stay abreast of new technology

About you

  • Minimum 10 years experience in automotive systems containing electronic hardware and software
  • Minimum 5 years experience working with functional safety
  • Experience with ISO26262
  • Experience in automotive embedded systems, hardware and software
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative safety analysis techniques (i.e. FTA, DFMEA, FMEDA)
  • Excellent organization and documentation abilities
  • Knowledge of system synthesis, analysis, and verification techniques
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work with people
  • Knowledge of FTA tools (i.e. Reliability Workbench, Fault Tree Plus, medini analyze, etc.)
  • Strong computer skills, especially in spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink)
  • General competency in all core fields (hardware, software, electronics, controls, vehicle dynamics, mechanical) is preferred
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems is preferred
  • Knowledge of project management processes and tools
  • Awareness of Cyber Security
  • Travel to customer sites – approximately 1x month driving two hours each way; approximately 4x a year flying approximately 10 hours one way.


Bachelor’s (required)

Major: Electrical, Computer, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics

What we offer

This position comes with a competitive compensation package and world-class benefits. Relocation package available for the right candidate.


  • Vacancy number: PUB208829
  • Location: Saginaw
  • Market: Industry
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Automotive
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Closing date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Cindy King

Account manager Brunel USA - Detroit

+1 313-986-9073

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