Lead Safety Systems Engineer 28 views


As we mature our partnerships and routes to market for our leading autonomy stack, we need to ensure we build a robust, systems led approach. We are bolstering our Safety team to help us do this.

As an agile scale-up with big ideas and constantly advancing technology, there is no such thing as a typical day. Here are a few high level responsibilities to give you an idea of what you’ll be doing:

  • Actively working on the development of the functional safety concept and the implementation of the safety goals.
  • Creating and maintaining engineering tools for safety like the item definition, HARA, FMEA and FTA.
  • Defining safety goals, requirements and assisting on their integrations and traceability as part of the development process.
  • Engaging and interacting with developers and engineers from different areas of the business to create awareness and promote functional safety as part of the development process.
  • Providing training on relevant safety and compliance topics to a variety of audiences within the business.
  • Assisting at developing a strategy for concurrent compliance with ISO 26262, SOTIF and Automotive SPICE.
  • Identifying relevant safety standards and regulations and their relevance for the business.
  • Actively participating in the Safety Advisory Board and other relevant safety forums.
  • Maintain the safety case and update it with evidence to show constant improvement and safety compliance for trials.
  • Assisting on preparation for demos, witness tests and public trials from the safety perspective.
  • Liaising with customers and partners from different industries on safety-related topics.


What you need to succeed:

  • You’ll need to be enthusiastic about safety, energetic and ready to take new challenges.
  • Proven experience on systems engineering and functional safety.
  • Good understanding of safety principles, certification process, verification and validation.
  • Familiar with relevant safety standards, including ISO 26262, D ISO-PAS 21448, and SAE J3016.
  • Familiar with UK legislation, standards and technical specifications for trials for automated vehicles on public roads, including the Code of Practice and PAS 1881.
  • Familiar with quality management systems.
  • Good communication skills on technical subjects.

Extra kudos for exposure to any of the following:

  • Systems engineering developing ADAS, active safety or AD features.
  • Software development, automotive, aerospace, mining or rail industries
  • Research and development.
  • Automated driving systems (ADS).
  • Testing vehicles, systems or subsystems.
  • Data analysis skills.


What you’ll enjoy if you come and work with us:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual salary review
  • Pension (3% from us, minimum 5% from you)
  • Company Share Scheme
  • 25 Days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays; as long as you promise to come back!
  • Regular one-on-one sessions
  • Bi-monthly “show and tell” sessions
  • Quarterly company communications event
  • Bean to cup coffee and complimentary fruit
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Yearly funded flu vaccination programme


We create the conditions to help you do your best. We do all we can to create opportunities for everyone regardless of personal circumstances. As part of this commitment, we offer a variety of flexible working arrangements including:

  • Part time working
  • Remote working
  • Extended parental leave
  • Unpaid sabbatical

We work 37.5 hours a week, Monday – Friday around core hours of 10:00 – 16:00. This is enough for most; but if you require any extra flexibility we will do what we can to support.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are on a journey to enable all vehicles to do more – we need unique people to get there.

Knowing that diversity drives innovation, brings different approaches, ideas and points of view, we embrace individuality & inclusion and are committed to an environment where everyone irrespective of background, can be the best they can be.

Help us solve one of the worlds greatest engineering challenges by being yourself.

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