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Functional Safety Engineer

Functional Safety Engineer | Zedelgem

CNH Industrial . Zedelgem, Flanders, Belgium

CNH Industrial is a global capital goods company specializing in equipment and services for Agriculture and Construction. The Company operates commercially through its brand portfolio which includes Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Steyr, CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment. More information can be found on the corporate website:

Functional Safety Engineer

Who are we looking for:

As Functional Safety Engineer in the Functional Safety team, you will support the development and implementation of the Functional Safety Plan for electronic control systems, consistent with project and system architecture objectives. This includes having a focus on international ISO NORMS (ISO 25119, ISO 26262 and ISO 13849), acting as a safety interface with suppliers, and supporting CNH Industrial system engineers and SW engineers to develop technical safety solutions for in-home products.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Support the definition and maintenance of the functional safety process according to the Safety Standards (e.g. ISO61508, ISO 25119, ISO 13849)

  • Understand the functional safety needs and requirements for various projects and manage the design of functional safety

  • Deliver functional safety work products (Safety plan, Development Interface Agreement, Functional/Technical safety concept, Verification report, Safety case) according to the project milestones

  • Act as an internal technical safety assessor

  • Participate in FMEA, Hazard and Risk Analysis, and External Assessment

  • Analyze component FMEAs from the suppliers.

  • Support System, SW, component, testing teams to develop/design compliance with the Safety standards

  • Support the safety culture within the organization

  • Support the interface with suppliers to develop the development interface agreement for the functional safety development.

  • Coordinate with project managers or develop plans for functional safety activities

Your key competences and qualifications:

Need to have:

  • Master’s degree in Electronic/Computer/Automation Engineering

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in implementing functional safety standards (e.g. ISO61508, ISO 25119, ISO 13849, ISO 26262, EN 50128/50129/50126)

  • Minimum 1 year experience in functional safety documentation (Safety plan, Functional/Technical safety concept, Verification report, Safety case)

  • Minimum 1 year experience in safety Analysis (FTA, FMEA, HAZOP)

  • Minimum 1 year experience in documentation management tools (e.g doors, polarion or others) and configuration management tool (e.g. SVN or other)

  • Proficient in English, both written and verbal.

Nice to have:

  • Competent and aware of current state-of-the-art electronic-electric technologies and is eager to stay expert in his/her domain of technology

  • Understanding of Electronic-Electric Systems Engineering Process (“V” model preferred) and formal system development processes skills, focused on functional safety, proved by participation to the complete development cycle of at least one system development.

  • Knowledge of structured software programming language (C, C++, Model Based) and of CAN based on-road and off-road vehicle electronic-electric architectures and system implementations

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people /audiences

  • Being able to understand technical drawings, testing, and design documents to participate in verification and validation discussions

What we offer:

  • Working at CNH Industrial is working in an environment where, partly due to its international character, numerous development opportunities are offered. The CNH Industrial Belgium site in Zedelgem employs more than 3,000 people. In that one location, a variety of departments are present, ranging from design - with an R&D center with more than 400 employees - over production to service and dealer training to all support departments.

  • CNH Industrial Belgium in Zedelgem is also located in a congestion-free area and is easily accesible

  • We offer a very attractive salary package, with numerous fringe benefits, such as our bonus system, insurance, eco-cheques, meal vouchers and no less than 20.5 working time reduction days on top of the statutory vacations (in full-time system).

Are you as passionate as our people? Would you like to join a great team and help build the most innovative and largest agricultural machines on the market? Then apply quickly!

Are you up for the challenge?

Send your resume with a short motivation letter to

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