Specialist Functional Safety Product Engineer


Krakow, PL Dunfermline, GB Lysaker, NO Aberdeen, GB

Employment type:  Employee
Place of work:  Hybrid
Offshore/Onshore:  Onshore

TechnipFMC is committed to driving real change in the energy industry. Our ambition is to build a sustainable future through relentless innovation and global collaboration – and we want you to be part of it. You’ll be joining a culture that values curiosity, expertise, and ideas as well as diversity, inclusion, and authenticity. Bring your unique energy to our team of more than 20,000 people worldwide, and discover a rewarding, fulfilling, and varied career that you can take in anywhere you want to go.  

Job Purpose

The Specialist Functional Safety Product Engineer shall be experienced in safety related product development and have control system/automation software domain experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Playing a key role in a multidiscipline team working on a safety related control system product development.
  • Developing the product in accordance with IEC 61508 compliant and TUV approved Functional Safety Management plan.
  • Creating product requirements specifications and be able to share the understanding among product development disciplines i.e., Software, Electronic and Electro-Mechanical.
  • Using requirements management tools to capture, manage and trace requirements.
  • Develop safety concepts and strategies to identify potential hazards and mitigate risks.
  • Liaise with product development disciplines to ensure product requirements are understood and discipline designs are compliant with the product requirements.
  • Analyze system architectures, identify safety requirements.
  • Participate in product safety analysis i.e., FMEA, FMEDA, FMECA.
  • Ensure Safety products comply with IEC 61508
  • Follow-up and be able to interpret and apply industry standards (e.g., API 17A, 17F etc.) to the design and development processes, ensuring adherence throughout the lifecycle of a product.
  • Define validation or test cases based on the Functional Safety requirements/criteria.
  • Support in Verification and Validation activities as per TUV approved V&V plan.
  • Responsible for performing Design reviews.
  • Discuss technical safety and reliability aspects with the Customer and internal engineers and provide decision support.

Competence Requirements

  • Master’s degree within relevant subject areas.
  • Relevant experience may compensate for lack of formal education.
  • Experience within functional safety in the energy sector or other industries.
  • Familiarity with applicable standards, rules, and regulations for Safety products.
  • Product development experience.
  • Project execution experience is an advantage.

Additional Skills


  • Experienced in product functional safety development and certification activities.
  • Experienced in control system designs and familiar with operational aspects.
  • Experienced in sensor technology, logic solver, electrical boards.
  • Practitioner in using requirements management tools like Polarion, Jama, IBM Doors.
  • Certified practitioner in application of IEC 61508. Experience may compensate for lack of certification.


  • Safety engineering knowledge appropriate to the application for E/E/PE safety related systems.
  • About the complex mix of hardware, software, human factors, and safety management systems.

Personal skills:

  • Strong team player with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Passionate about control system product development
  • The ability to work strategically, but also focus on details where relevant.
  • Drive, tenacity and positive attitude to innovation and new experiences.
  • Good communication skills; ability to explain concepts to other engineers.
  • Good communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work independently but also in teams.


Being a global leader in the energy industry requires an inclusive and diverse environment. TechnipFMC promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by ensuring equal opportunities to all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender expressions, disabilities, or all other pluralities. We celebrate who you are and what you bring. Every voice matters and we encourage you to add to our culture.

TechnipFMC respects the rights and dignity of those it works with and promotes adherence to internationally recognized human rights principles for those in its value chain.

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Date posted:  Jul 20, 2024
Requisition number:  6960