Chief Engineer - Automotive Electrical Systems

Network Recruitment Partnership
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading Global Automotive Manufacturer of advanced transmission systems are currently undergoing a period of rapid growth with investment in brand new state of the art R&D and manufacturing facility in the UK.

POSITION: Chief Engineer - Automotive Powertrain, Electrical Systems
SALARY: Highly attractive package
LOCATION: Warwickshire

As Chief Engineer you will be responsible for developing and integration of e-powertrain systems for the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles. Leading R&D activities including Validation, Functional Safety and Homologation of all new electrical systems and products. As a leader in the market, they design, develop and manufacture a range of systems and products which are supplied to major Automotive OEMs around the world.

o Specification, development and integration of electrical powertrain system to meet customers requirements, working in close liaison with their production facilities and European R&D centre.
o Direct the design & development of electrical system components to include e-machines, motors, invertors, battery/ storage and power electronic technology.
o Lead system and component-level safety case development, and follow industry standard techniques to ensure a robust design, e.g. FMEA.
o Plan, manage and action Design Verification and Validation activity at a system and/or vehicle level.
o Manage and co-ordinate the release of electrical components into PLM systems, and support through PPAP into production across multiple projects.

Applications are welcomed from existing Chief Engineers, Principal Engineer, Engineering Managers or Senior Engineers who are currently working for an automotive vehicle OEM, component supplier or engineering consultancy.
o Degree/ MSc Electrical / Electronics Engineering or Science related qualified
o Demonstrable experience in an automotive or similar engineering environment, with a preferred focus on EV and hybrid vehicle technologies.
o Proven experience of working on automotive e-powertrain systems (such as motors; inverters; batteries/energy storage; power electronics) and understanding their interfaces and integration into the vehicle.
o Understanding of automotive HV standards; design methodologies and working practices.
o Good understanding of Functional Safety ( ISO 26262) processes and concepts.
o System Specification, Requirements Capture/Management and Design Validation processes.
o Industry-standard calibration tools ( Vector CANape, ETAS INCA ) and network tools ( Vector CANanlyser, LIN, Flexray )

The opportunity to shape and be a instrumental in the success of an expanding business opening a new factory with significant investment in manufacturing processes to meet the demands of the current growth within the European automotive sector.
In return our client is offering a very attractive salary and benefits package. More importantly they invest in their own employees offering clear opportunities for personal and career development. As a leader in the market, they design, develop and manufacture a range of systems and products which are supplied to major Automotive OEMs around the world.

Please apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion
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