Westhouse is one of the leading international recruitment agencies for the procurement of highly qualified experts in fields such as IT lifecycle management, SAP, engineering, commerce and specialist consultancy.

For our client we are currently looking for a

Functional Safety Manager (m/f/d) - Bietigheim-Bissingen

General information

Job Type:
Permanent Placement
German, English

Your Tasks

  • Moderation of hazard analyses and risk assessments (HARA, HAZOP) as well as further safety analyses (FMEA, FTA) for electronic systems in re-nowned cars (chassis systems, ADAS, battery systems, etc.)
  • Management of functional safety in accordance with ISO 26262 / IEC 61508 for one or more items including planning, organization of activities and regular reporting (creation and agreement of the safety plan, re-porting/escalation, conclusion of the safe case, preparation of release recommendations)
  • Execution of impact analyses and reviews of carry-over projects, tailoring of processes and definition of changes (e. g. modification of safety concepts, re-agreement and refinement of requirements)
  • Management of safety requirements throughout the whole safety lifecycle resulting in an item safety case
  • Supplier management regarding functional safety (scope agreement, DIA, self-assessment rating, review of work products and processes)
  • Supporting safety assessments · Preparation of test plans and specifications based on criteria resulting from the safety concepts
  • Support and/or review of HW and SW safety integrity in accordance to ISO 26262-5 and ISO26262-6
  • Communication with the project team to consolidate information necessary to create item definitions and safety concepts
  • Supervision of junior safety engineers

Your Skills

  • Successfully finished university study of Automotive/Electrical/Software Engineering or related field
  • Knowledge of functional safety (ISO 26262, IEC 61508 or other related standards)
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Willingness to travel and to learn
  • V1.0 Functional Safety Manager 2
  • Required professional experience
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German language is required
  • Experience with projects following ISO 26262, IEC 61508 or other related standards
  • Experience with failure analysis methodologies (FMEA, FTA, FMEDA etc.)
  • Overview of architecture of automotive electronic systems (control units, buses, communication protocols, diag-nosis…) is advantageous
  • Knowledge of SOTIF (ISO/PAS 21448) is advantageous
  • Experience with V-model and quality management is advantageous


We look forward to receiving your application documents in electronic form.