GKN Functional Safety Manager in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Functional Safety Manager

Country: United States

Work Location: Auburn Hills

State: Michigan

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

What you’ll do

Management of system level functional safety activities within the context of mechatronic AWD product development.


  • Planning and tracing of safety relevant system development activities following ISO 26262 safety lifecycle and preparation of customized system safety plan.

  • Setup of technical safety concept including system safety requirements in close cooperation with the Functional Safety Manager for ECU HW and SW.

  • Supporting the customer Safety Manager with

  • Setup of development interface agreement (DIA)

  • Definition of project specific work products and responsibilities

  • Performing of Hazard analysis and risk assessment,

  • Setup of functional safety concept

  • Safety Validation on vehicle level (e.g. define test cases for customer vehicle testing)

  • Compilation of customer internal safety case.

  • Planning of internal and external resources to ensure that all required safety activities can be covered during safety lifecycle.

  • Planning and coordination of verification and validation measures on system and vehicle level and close cooperation with system and vehicle integration and test department.

  • Planning and coordination of audits and assessments and definition of appropriate counter measures to fixe identified safety relevant problems.

  • Planning and organization of activities to maintain functional safety in production (e.g. EOL test, calibration process) and operation phases (e.g. field monitoring, modification process)

  • Support the system design engineer with impact analysis of system design changes on functional safety and ensure that functional safety is maintained on product level.

  • Supporting the system design within qualitative and quantitative System FMEA and FTA.

  • Compilation of ASIL dependent safety case.

  • Supporting the SW PEM within system release recommendation / approval process (usage restriction)

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or similar

  • 2+ years of experience in functional safety

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced training for IEC 61508 / ISO 26262

  • Project experience with development of safety related automotive systems and application of ISO 26262

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with customers and suppliers.

  • Proven communication, teamwork and organizational talents.

  • Willingness for occasional business trips

  • DOORS, MediniAnalyze and IQ-RM tool knowledge beneficial

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

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