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System Safety Engineer

At Eleo, we aspire to be one of the world’s leading off-highway battery pack specialists. Backed by Yanmar, our battery solutions are driving our customers towards net-zero emissions. We do more than build batteries, we’re paving the way for a more sustainable future. 

Our pioneering spirit drives us to innovate at every step, delivering the best results possible. We’re a fast-growing, young company with a vibrant culture of innovation and collaboration where every voice counts and every idea is valued.  

Thriving at bringing together diverse minds and talents, we achieve our shared goals dynamically. Making a difference is meaningful and exciting for us, as we aim to balance personal ambition with collective achievements. Our team is equipped with the tools to help create a cleaner and electrified future. 

Are you ready to join our mission to enable widespread electrification of off-highway equipment and vehicles? 


What you will do:

Within Eleo we take the safety of our battery packs serious. As battery packs are safety critical systems, we follow our internal processes to make our batteries state of the art from both safety and performance perspective. In this role you will have a direct impact on these aspects by:  

Safety Analysis: Performing safety analysis at system level and cascading requirements to other domains.  

Product Knowledge: Build deep understanding the different use cases of battery systems in off-highway applications and the requirements and impact on our systems.  

Team Development: Training, developing, and educating the team on safety practices related to development.  

International Standards: Investigating upcoming safety standards related to battery systems and off-highway systems together with product compliance & safety team. In addition, ensure you are guiding the team to follow functional safety standards like ISO 26262, IEC61508, ISO 13849.  

External Stakeholders: Be the expert contact for Eleo with safety assessors/certifying bodies, manage and develop these relationships and implement updates where required, leading to improving our existing development process, templates and tooling based on new standards and best practices.  

Systems Engineering: Additionally, you will support the systems team in general with your systems engineering experience.  

Provide expertise and bring experience of:  

  • ISO 13849 and/or ISO 26262/ Off-Highway applications and/or battery systems/ Systems engineering practices/ Hazard and Risk analysis, FTA, FMEA, probabilistic risk assessment./ Requirements tooling and safety tooling like Medini/ Planning, identifying, documenting, and mitigating product/system hazards. 

Your key responsibilities:  

  • Assessing new applications/use cases to check compliance with existing product safety, need for additional safety measures 
  • Ensuring new developed products meet desired safety standards and prepare documentation/testing for proofing. 
  • Create FMEA/FTA tools & templates. Educate (system) engineers. Create awareness. 
  • Collaborate with Product compliance & safety team for identification of regulatory requirements w.r.t. system & function safety. Collect safety evidence and build safety case. 
  • Review and approve engineering changes from a system safety and reliability perspective 
  • Investigate incidents to identify root causes and develop corrective actions to prevent recurrence 
  • Developing and maintaining safety documentation, including safety cases, safety assessment reports, and hazard logs 

 Requirements & qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's or master's Degree in a relevant engineering discipline.  
  • 5 years of experience within a safety discipline either battery related and/or off-highway  construction machinery or automotive market experience. 
  • Familiar with or has experience in applying ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and/or ISO 13849. If you have delivered a project leading to 26262 compliance, this may be a distinct advantage.  
  • Fluent in Dutch & English both verbally and written.  
  • Able to explain complex theory efficiently and in a concise manner. Able to present/share their ideas.  
  • Has excellent communication skills to effectively interact with engineers and architects;  
  • Is experienced in applying techniques HAZID, HAZOP, FMEA, FTA, FHA and especially in functional safety engineering in safety critical applications;  
  • Certified functional safety expert (i.e. TUV certified functional safety engineer, or functional safety certified professional/expert. (preferred) 
  • Knowledge of reliability engineering principles and practices.  
  • Basic project management skills (preferred) 

What we offer you: 

  • Attractive Salary Package: We value your expertise and offer salaries that reflect your skills and experience. 
  • Future-Ready Pension Plan: Plan your future with confidence through our generous pension scheme. 
  • Company-Wide Lunches: Socialize with colleagues over daily lunches. It’s a fun and fulfilling environment, boosting working relationships and collaboration. 
  • Wellbeing Support: We provide personal coaching and wellbeing resources to support your lifestyle as you build your career with us. 
  • Hassle-Free Commuting: We ensure your journey to work is as simple as possible. Enjoy the convenience of a commuting allowance or an OV Business Card.  
  • Flexible Working Hours: Embrace the freedom to shape your workday with flexible hours and the option to work from home twice a week. We trust you to balance your time effectively.  
  • Generous Time Off: Recharge with 35 holiday days per year, including a company closure during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, plus national holidays. 



If this role resonates, we want to hear from you. Your skills could be the perfect fit for our innovative team at Eleo. Please apply directly on this page with your CV and cover letter and we look forward to receiving your application. 

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