exida - Functional Safety Services, IACS Cybersecurity, Alarm Management, IEC 61508 Certification


Functional Safety Engineer

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

South Africa


To provide end user and EPC consultancy for process safety related applications to IEC 61511, IEC 61508, IEC62443 and ISA-18.2 standards.


The Functional Safety Engineer is responsible for providing Functional Safety, Cyber Security, Alarm Management and related services for exida.   

The primary duties will include the following: 

  • Participate as a scribe in PHA/HAZOP and LOPA workshops using exida software tools;
  • Develop Safety Requirements Specifications for customers, as required, generating the appropriate reports;
  • Execute SIS conceptual design activities and SIL verification projects using exida software tools;
  • Conduct functional safety and alarm rationalisation training, seminars or webinars when required (requires minimum CFSP qualification);
  • Facilitate Alarm Rationalisation workshops and undertake Alarm Rationalisation projects when required;
  • Provide training on exida software tools;
  • Lead/facilitate Cyber Risk Assessments;
  • Participate in Cybersecurity lifecycle services and/or projects;
  • Promote and/or demonstrate exSILentia tools for safety and cyber;
  • Lead and/or facilitate gap assessments for IEC61511 and IEC62443 as required;

Ancillary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Compile proposals and budgets when required utilizing the exida SharePoint workspace and Quotation Tracker ensuring that the tool is maintained and updated;
  • Travel within the African continent and internationally (when required), sufficient to meet the business goals and targets of exida;
  • Identify potential threats and/or opportunities for exida’s  services and product improvement and/or development;
  • Work as part of a team or individually, responsible for recording all billable and non-billable hours using Sage Accounting;
  • Produce white papers, blogs, webinars and new training material when required;     Undertake training as required to improve skill set with functional safety, cyber security and alarm rationalisation as directed by business needs;
  • Agree and establish objectives/goals together with the exida SA Management regarding: billable hours, revenue and profit goals;
  • Work in a professional and proper manner at all times, representing the best interests of exida.


  • BSc or equivalent degree in Engineering and/or related field
  • CFSE or CFSP (preferable)
  • Minimum of 10 years experience
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 30% of the time

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