SMS group is noted worldwide for its mechanical and plant engineering expertise, its future-oriented technologies and its excellent service for the metals industry. We use our 150 years of experience and our digital know-how to provide the industry continuously with innovative products and processes – even outside our core business. We are the partner for demanding projects, and we support our customers during the complete lifecycle of their plants, enabling profitable and resource-saving value creation chains. We have set ourselves the task of paving the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry. As a global player with German roots, we take responsibility for our 14,000 employees and the society.

Become a part of our future at SMS group GmbH in Hilchenbach, Düsseldorf or Mönchengladbach, where we're looking for a

Functional Safety Expert (m/f/d)


You are a central contact person in the Center of Excellence Electrics/Automation for product specific questions/topics on functional safety. In addition there are the following tasks:

  • Participation in the creation and updating of product-specific design specifications with regard to functional safety
  • Participation in development of internal processes to ensure functional safety as well as internal product safety standards (e.g. typicals, safety function description, SIL, PL, Sistema, Softema)
  • Participation in creation of global functional and technical safety concepts and strategies for verification and validation
  • Participation in the SMS group's Functional Safety Expert Group
  • Planning and participation in the procedure of Functional Safety Reviews, Audits and Assessments
  • Participation in the coordination of suppliers for system, hardware and software development
  • Coordination and implementation of in-house department-specific training courses/presentations on functional safety topics


You have completed a university degree in electrical engineering (or equivalent) and have proven experience in functional safety and automation. The following are also important to us:

  • You own professional skills in use and programming safety controllers, preferably SIEMENS
  • You are fluent in the English language
  • You bring high perception and systematic working methods
  • Your skills in communication, teamwork and negotiation are excellent


As an innovative and international employer, we offer you a performance-oriented salary package and the opportunity to achieve the ideal family/work life balance, e.g. with our in-house children's daycare center, flexible working hour models, and homeworking options. Click here to learn more about the benefits of working for SMS group.

Are you keen on shaping the future with us? If so, feel free to send us your online application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Bley.

SMS group GmbH

HR Management
Alexander Bley
Telephone: +49 2733 29-1938