Principal Engineer - Functional Safety & Cyber Security (aka Functional Safety Manager)

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    Automotive, Software, Threat protection & cyber security

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    Market related

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    Paul Coates

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    07947 342592

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    3 months ago

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Principal Engineer - Functional Safety & Cyber Security

Competitive package + half day on Fridays

Location:- Remote with occassional visits to the UK sites

Jonathan Lee Recruitment are currently looking for Principal Engineer for Functional Safety & Cyber Security to join the established electrical and software Engineering team. In position, you will be the Principal authority  for the Engineering functional safety and cyber security activities in the development and verification of safety and security related electrical/electronic systems, including the definition of and training in relevant standards, tools and processes.

Why join

You'll have an interesting and technically challenging workload from day one, where you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from an experienced and established team of experts in the UK and globally.

It's a dynamic, fast paced environment where no two days are the same with daily challenges for you to overcome.

As the principal subject matter expert within the business, you will have a good blend of operational and strategic responsibilities, with the opportunity to work alongside and influence colleagues across the NFI Group.

We're at the forefront of automotive technology and we have projects covering various innovations in different markets in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

You'll take great pride and satisfaction in seeing projects from concept through to vehicles you've worked on being in service with the customer.

Career development is not necessarily linear, so whether you want to progress within Engineering, or perhaps your interests are in Operations or Procurement. Either way, you'll have plenty of opportunities available to you.

You'll get to work cross functionally with colleagues around the world and influence up to executive level both internally and externally, with the ability to see the tangible results of your hard work.

As part of the USD $2.9bn NFI Group, you can be assured that there will be plenty of opportunities made available to you. This could be in the UK or any one of our global locations around the world, including Toronto, Hong Kong or Auckland.

On top of a competitive package, which includes progressive pay potential and pension, we also operate a half day on Fridays giving you that much needed work-life-balance.


About you:

Due to the technical nature of the role, you will be educated to Degree level (or equivalent experience) in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline, along with a track record of success in a similar role as defined in this advert.

Ideally your work experience will be gained in the Automotive industry and in particular bus, coach or HGV. We would however also welcome applications from other, similarly complex electrical safety engineering environments.

You should have experience in the application of safety and/or cyber security engineering (e.g. IEC 61508/ISO 26262, IEC 62061, ISO 21448, ISO/SAE 21434), with the ability to interpret standards and recommendations, tailoring them to suit the application.

You should have experience of electrical/electronic system design, integration and testing, specifically at the system level in distributed control systems.

You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate your ideas and thoughts in multidisciplinary teams both on site and remotely.

You should be passionate about what you do and be able to lead direct and indirect teams over multiple locations.

You will be highly analytical with strong problem-solving skills, taking great pride in seeing projects through to completion.


In your new role you will:

Be the principal authority and subject matter expert who leads and manages the definition and use of internal standards, tools and processes to fulfil the Functional Safety and Cyber Security Lifecycles 

Represent  as part of a team across the to collaborate and align on a common approach to Functional Safety and Cyber Security.

Undertake as well as lead and train engineers and system owners in the determination and verification of safety and security requirements.

Initiate, develop and maintain safety and security work packages in collaboration with the system owners, including Hazard or Threat Analyses and Risk Assessments (HARA/TARA), specifying the related safety or security goals.

Perform additional analyses as appropriate to support the definition of mitigating or preventative actions and follow these through development to then specify, plan and execute verification activities at the system and/or vehicle level.

Maintain the generated artefacts and work products for traceability within Engineering tools, primarily Siemens Polarion.

Work with system owners and suppliers to clearly define and manage responsibilities and deliverables; reviewing and approving internal and external work products.

Prepare and present high-quality documentation and papers for review and communication with key stakeholders at all levels.

Suitably qualified and experienced Principal Engineer - Functional Safety & Cyber Security should apply by contacting Paul Coates at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0) 07947 342 592 or by emailing their CV to


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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