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About The Role

Project Engineer - Functional Safety

(Job Reference No: ID 229)

Gordon Murray Design is a world-leading automotive design company; we have gained a global reputation as a pioneer of lightweight and efficient vehicles, taking a highly innovative approach to all aspects of vehicle design, development and production.

With multiple sites in Shalford, Dunsfold, Warwick and a new purpose-built HQ on its way in Windlesham, the Gordon Murray Group continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development.  As a result, we currently have exciting opportunities for Project Engineer - Functional Safety to join our Electronics Team based in either Shalford or Warwick.


  • Work under supervision of the Chief Engineer – Functional Safety and Cybersecurity deliver OEM level functional safety work products including, but not limited to Item Definitions, HARAs, Functional Safety Concepts, Safety Goal Validation Plans in accordance with the GME CSMS.
  • Identify and highlight any areas for continuous improvement.
  • Initiate sub-system design reviews as necessary to resolve functional safety issues
  • Maintain pro-active liaison between vehicle stakeholders to ensure effective project communication
  • Initiate and conduct meetings with technical suppliers, third party suppliers, and Technical Partners as required, monitoring supplier progress against plan.
  • Participate in confirmation reviews, design reviews, and verification & validation activities in accordance with the FIP and DVP.
  • Plan and maintain progress in improving personal professional competence.
  • Support the development of development processes and tools.
  • In addition to the above.
  • Responsible for planning and delivery of Functional Safety up to an including start of production.
  • Use knowledge of component supplier base to suggest design solutions
  • Track the development progress and maturity of functional safety concepts. Co-ordinate multi-party activities to ensure synchronised delivery and testing. Implement mitigation strategies when things go off-plan. Use network of experts to help solve complex issues.
  • Present Development status to client project teams, client senior management, project suppliers and internally to Company personnel.
  • Provide technical and project oversight for cybersecurity related developments undertaken by our technical partners and Tier 1 suppliers. Ensure compliance with the GME processes.
  • Ensure designs meet all relevant safety and regulatory requirements, and are formally verified to meet these and other specifications (performance, cost).

Principal Accountabilities:

The principal accountability of the Functional Safety function is to support the design, development, production and after sales teams to ensure functional safety risk is appropriately managed and mitigated in all electrical and electronic systems within GMG products throughout the entirety of the functional safety lifecycle, from Concept through to Production and Operation. This will involve ensuring internal engineering teams and Tier-1 suppliers have a clear understanding of the functional safety concepts, roles, responsibilities, and deliverables required to mitigate the potentially hazardous failure modes. Also supporting the development and continuous improvement of the GME Functional Safety processes.

Personality Traits

People who excel in this role are typically analytical and methodical; they have inquisitive minds and strong drive for continuous improvement of both the organisation and the products the work on.  Self-starting and committed, capable of organising a job and carrying it through.  They are good communicator who are open minded and independent with high standards of competence and performance; for themselves and others.

What’s on Offer:


As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team, the position comes with:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Loyalty Bonus Scheme
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Recruitment Referral Incentive Scheme
  • Car Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave Provision


Gordon Murray Group is committed to promoting a fully diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for this role from all candidates who meet the key requirements.


Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.


Due to the onsite requirements for this role, all applicants must already hold the Right to Work in the UK.

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