Specialist Electronics Engineer

Recruiter
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1
Location
Northampton
Posted
10 Nov 2017
Closes
15 Nov 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) is responsible for the design and manufacture of Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. HPP need to relentlessly provide robust, reliable powertrain packages to win F1 races, including a high degree of electronics integration. The nature of delivering in line with the F1 race schedule creates a unique working environment in a competitive sports team.

Further strengthening an existing, highly capable team is fundamental to future success. Those who want strategic influence, a future focussed role, yet love being a ‘hands on’ engineer, will find HPP a challenging but exceptionally rewarding place to work. HPP require subject matter expertise in both hardware and software across all of the following:

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Turbochargers
  • High Speed, High Power Electric Machines (MGUH, MGUK)
  • Power Electronics
  • Energy Storage Systems

The Specialist Electronics Engineer will become an HPP specialist for the design, testing, & operation of electronics hardware products, from concept to the end user. The role demands a high degree of contact across departments to deliver complex, innovative design solutions efficiently and in a timely manner. You will be responsible for ensuring that the products are functional at the point of delivery; and also for ensuring that issues/faults arising are dealt with rapidly.

In this organisation, engineers are empowered to act autonomously, ensuring accountability and ownership for the task in hand. You’ll be expected to deliver a ‘right first time’ solution; taking into account performance, obsolescence, cost and other key programme metrics. HPP have a willingness to trust but expect you to deliver in return.

Specifically you will be responsible for the following (in no particular order):

  • Design and development of new or existing electronics hardware, working to agreed specifications, with a good understanding of automotive hybrid systems operation
  • Providing technical specialism across the different facets of electronics operations (power supply, mixed signal expertise (processors or circuitry), high voltage etc.);
  • Providing full lifecycle management
  • Problem diagnosis & failure analysis
  • Writing of test requests & technical reports.

You will have a high grade degree (2:1 minimum) in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or allied discipline, and post graduate experience in a challenging electronics engineering environment.

The position will require advanced knowledge of PCB layout techniques (preferably OrCAD/Allegro or similar) and also advanced knowledge of electronic hardware design (analogue & digital).

You will have excellent knowledge of electronic system engineering first principles and demonstrable experience in innovating solutions; coupled with excellent fault finding/diagnostic skills and experience in analysing and understanding complex data.

It will be highly desirable if you have experience of working with high voltage (1kV) and high power electrical drive systems (100kW+). The intellect to be versatile and ambition to innovate will be critical.

Part of the global automotive giant Daimler, HPP offer you all the advantages of working at a record breaking, Quadruple World Championship winning, team. You will benefit from a fast paced learning environment and can look forward to working on new and exciting technical projects, characterised by a collaborative atmosphere and winning team spirit.

The role includes an excellent base salary and benefits package. For further information please contact David Thomas david.thomas@berwickpartners.co.uk