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Functional Safety Engineer

Let's create change together.

Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in Research & Development


The group System Safety Strategies is responsible to facilitate the development of Functional Safety work products including Item Definition, Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment, Functional Safety Concept, Technical Safety Concept, and Verification and Validation for new and existing transmission and driveline technologies. We are shared service and belong to hybrid propulsion but work cross functional and support number of ARTs within different product streams (e.g. Transmission, Hybrid Propulsion, Autonomous Drive, Vehicle Energy Motion Control, electrification) for all safety activities.


What you’ll do

Are you interesting to learn functional safety and ISO 26262, then this is right position for you!

As Functional Safety Manager ( also called System Safety Engineer/SSE) within System Safety Strategies, you will be involved in all levels of product development from participating in strategic planning for the group, partner/suppliers selection, review System Safety Statement of Work(SS-SOW), initial concept design and stages of development (A,B and C samples) through to production launch. It will involve interfacing with a variety of groups including electrical engineering and mechanical engineering as well as customers, suppliers and technical partners.


In this role you will support and perform various safety analyses at the system, hardware and software level. You will collaborate with design teams in the design of effective technical solutions aimed to achieve adequate robustness at systems, hardware and software architectural level.


This will give you a brilliant opportunity to learn development process at all level in various departments and get a solid knowledge about how compliancy to ISO standards are argued!

  • Drive the development of functional and technical safety concepts within the subsystems, software, and hardware
  • Lead functional safety engineering activities for product development teams and develop technical work products
  • Documenting the system safety activities and work products in a Safety Case
  • Develop and integrate Functional Safety standards and industry common practices into corporate processes according to ISO 26262
  • Writing safety case, project safety plan and conducting system safety joint review

Do you fit the profile?

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. within Electrical, Mechanical, Applied Physics, Mechatronic Engineering or similar
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Knowledge about safety activities and deliveries according to ISO 26262
  • Familiarity with OEM functional safety process including FMEA, FTA, DRBFM, DIA, Safety validation etc.

It will be meritorious if you have experience in development within a functional safety lifecycle (ISO-26262) and having a “functional safety ISO 26262 certification “is a plus.

You need to be analytical and structured and have a positive and open minded attitude. You will use your communication and teamwork skills when building networks.


How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position please contact hiring manager, Mahshad Mahally at mMahshad.mahally@volvocars.com. For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Malin Hansson at malin.hansson.5@volvocars.com. Please note that applications via email will not be approved. Interviews will be held continuously. To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link below as soon as possible but no later than 2020-02-25. 


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  36748

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