Safety & Restraints Design & Release Engineer


The Role:

The Safety Restraints Design and Release Engineer owns all aspects of airbag &/or seat belt systems from inception, developing conceptual designs and production release to in-service vehicle life and any field quality concerns. This includes Tier 1 nomination & management, vehicle packaging, drawing releases, component and system validation, ensuring homologation requirements are met, plus preparation and manufacturing support.


  • Support restraint system integration work from design concept to vehicle validation

  • Provide engineering expertise to supplier and internal interfacing departments –Studio and Vehicle Engineering, working particularly close to the CAE team to provide necessary design inputs to optimize the design and occupant restraint performance

  • Provide robust and efficient designs for manufacturing and general assembly processes

  • Ensure suppliers meet timing, quality, cost and validation deliverables

  • Function as the main interaction point of contact for all supplier interfaces

  • Ensure failure avoidance tools and processes (DFMEA/FMA) are applied to restraint components

  • Oversee supplier component DVP and control system level testing to ensure desired performance is achieved prior to dynamic sled and vehicle testing

  • Analyze test results and identify adjustments required to either the restraint commodity or interfacing components, determining most effective resolution

  • Support dynamic sled & vehicle crash tests and homologation submissions.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent

  • Good understanding and experience in Vehicle Safety Restraint Systems and/or vehicle crashworthiness is preferred (although role would also suit a good recent graduate).   

  • Ability to optimize for cost, weight and commercial targets.

  • Demonstrated experience of delivering results under restrictive schedule and limited resources.

  • Knowledge of CAE analysis and restraint system integration and optimization

  • Engineering fundamentals and mechanical aptitude in problem-solving

  • Effective verbal and written skills to articulate technical issues with peers and suppliers, ensure timely delivery of all components.

  • Excellent organizational skills, self-starting and self-motivated.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task on with ability to be flexible regarding evolving priorities

  • Proficient computer skills with MS Office Suite

  • CAD knowledge (Catia preferred)