Principal E-Drive Engineer

Leamington Spa
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal E-Drive Controls Engineer

My client works with many of the world's automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and automotive technology centres and has numerous powertrain components in mass production; including electric motors and hybrid modules to full dual clutch transmissions.
With numerous offices across Germany, Austria, Italy, America, China and the UK, this client has a truly global presence allowing comprehensive support for powertrain projects across all vehicle sectors.
*Specific sites setup to support many of the German OEMs
*The largest independent automotive hydraulics consultancy in the world
*Has its own inverter / electric control technology and has designed hybrid modules and e-motors that are in production across the world
*Full design to production experience of hybrid powertrain technologies from energy storage to the road
*Full engine and motor driven test capability
*Production supplier to VAG group
As part of continued expansion a vacancy has arisen for a Principal E-Drive Control Engineer to join the business at the Warwick office.
Reporting to the Chief Engineer of Electrical Systems, my client seeks a Control Engineer with experience of developing application software for production; particularly for automotive powertrain applications in EV and hybrid vehicles at system power levels from 50kW to >750kW.
The Electrical department is currently involved in the customer-facing delivery of both hybrid and pure electric drivetrain solutions, supported by a team of over 110 e-machine; power electronics; electronic hardware and software specialists based in Würzburg and Lenting, Germany.
The key functions of the role:
*Lead the design and delivery of control strategy and application software for a variety of customer applications, interfacing directly with the design teams in the UK and Germany and/or the appropriate project team.
*Capture and manage application software requirements, developing into specifications; models; simulations and software, ensuring alignment between internal team(s), suppliers and the customer.
*Design and develop application software, primarily for power electronics/motor control hardware, to the agreed requirements and processes, from concept level through to production.
*Use intelligent design to deliver modular and scalable solutions; based on either internal software platform or fully bespoke development.
*Develop vehicle, system and component-level simulation capability within the UK.
*Contribute to system functional safety case, and lead software functional safety case development as required, following industry standard techniques to ensure a robust design, e.g. FMEA.
*Plan and action Design Verification (DV) and Production Validation (PV) activity at a software level.
*Manage interfaces between the software and the rest of the e-powertrain system and/or vehicle, liaising with cross-functional teams within the company and the customer.
*Liaison with, including travel to, other sites in order to co-ordinate design activities and ensure delivery is in line with the programme requirements.
Qualifications / Education / Experience required:
*Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science related discipline.
*A minimum of 10 years' demonstrable control software design experience in an automotive or similar engineering environment.
*Proven experience of developing and releasing control software for production applications and understanding their communication interfaces and integration into the powertrain system(s) and vehicle.
*Verifiable experience in control software Specification; Requirements Capture/Management and DV and PV processes.
*Experience of designing control software in accordance with ISO26262 Functional Safety processes and concepts, and an understanding of what this means for software design processes and the design realisation.
*Familiarity with HiL and SiL test methods and tools, including dSpace environments. Solid understanding of AUTOSAR standards and requirements, and their implementation.
*Experience of UDS diagnostics and/or other service diagnostic functions and standards.
*Confident user of MS Office products and competent user of industry-standard network and calibration tools, e.g. Vector CANalyzer, Vector CANape, ETAS INCA.
*Experienced user of MATLAB Simulink or other model-based design tools.
*A demonstrable understanding of embedded software development.
*Familiarity with automotive network communications, e.g. Flexray, LIN, CAN, CAN-FD, Ethernet, and diagnostic requirements.
Other beneficial attributes:
*An understanding of the implementation of automotive-qualified microcontrollers, specific experience with the Infineon Aurix family would be advantageous.
*Good understanding of automotive HV standards; design methodologies and working practices.
*Knowledge of German or other European languages.
Personal attributes:
*Excellent attention to detail with good planning skills.
*Strong communicator, capable of interacting with cross-functional teams both internally and externally.
*Highly self-motivated and independent, with a willingness to seek guidance and involve others whenever required.
*Remain focussed under pressure, familiar with working outside their normal comfort zone.
*Proven record of successful delivery in a customer-facing environment.

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