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Functional Safety Engineer EE
Detroit, Michigan - United States
Posted Date - 03/13/17
Primary Skills
Functional safety

Functional Safety Engineer EE

Detroit Metro Area

Full time direct hire

Competitive base


Full benefits Health, 401K, PTO…

Relocation package



Position is at a vehicle OEM



Provides technical expertise in assessing and addressing hazards and risks in the following vehicle areas: battery and energy storage, electrical power distribution, and vehicle controls including the functional safety of electronics hardware, software, and systems/subsystems.

Works closely with the engineering teams in a matrix organization to assess hazards and risks and assists in the development of potential solutions in the technical areas listed above for all product lines.

Coordinates, reviews, interprets, and communicates assessments completed by 3rd party affiliates.

Ensures hazard and risk approach, assessment, and mitigation is consistent among product groups.

Attends and participates in safety-critical design reviews.

Leads FMEA reviews.

Leads process improvements for hazards and risks analysis and documentation; engages cross-functional technical teams to ensure improvements are developed for effectivity while maximizing speed and agility; trains technical teams on process utilization and documentation standards.

Benchmarks industry on hazards and risk assessment and mitigation.

Additional duties as assigned.



Required - Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

8+ years experience in electrical/software systems architecture design/development

Experience in Product Safety Engineering highly regarded

Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems and vehicle controls functions - automotive, motorcycle, off-road, industrial, other.

Well versed in safety standards related to development of electrical/software systems (e.g. IEC-61508, ISO-26262, other)

Technical in nature

Training and experience in facilitating and participating system hazard and risk analysis and failure mode effects reviews

Ability to effectively communicate, influence, and work cross functionally at all levels of an organization

Forward-looking; challenges the status quo

Strong data mining and data analysis skillset

Critical thinking and problem solving skills

Ability to write clear and precise technical reports and presentations

Ability to read and understand industry standards and technical documentation

  • Job Code
    JPC – 116
  • Experience
    8 Years
  • Required Documents