Principal Engineer - Electronics

10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description For Vacancy No: 238036T

Consultant: Tim Bees

Job Location: Derbyshire

Job Position: Principal Engineer - Electronics

Job Status: Permanent

Overview of the role:

As a result of growing demands for our award winning range of diesel engines and an increasing number of exciting engine development programs, our client is seeking a talented Electronics Engineer who is looking for an opportunity to further their career at the cutting edge of powertrain electronics and control systems.

Roles are based at their new multi-million pound engine research and development centre in Derbyshire.

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Considerable experience of diesel engine and DPF / SCR controls.
  • Automotive electronics hardware and software design and component manufacture.
  • Proven ability to lead small technical teams to deliver new products.
  • Track record in managing product life cycle through design control process.
  • The ability to work simultaneously across multiple projects.
  • Familiarity with automotive network protocols such as CAN, SAE J1939, UDS & LIN.


  • Familiarity with DSpace HIL simulators and the Matlab/Simulink environment.
  • Understanding of calibration life cycle including calibration tools, build and configuration management.
  • Direct experience of PLM design systems and processes.
  • Cyber security and encryption.


  • Leadership of Electronics Team.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that electronic control units, sensors and actuators are suitable for use on a machine.
  • Working with Design Engineers to capture design requirements.
  • Assisting Calibration Engineers to establish characteristics, function, performance and validation of electronic components.
  • Ensuring adequate Function Safety performance of engine control systems, meeting the needs of our customers in line with ISO 13849.
  • Planning test strategies and optimizing the use of our Hardware In the Loop simulation facilities to support product validation and verification.
  • Providing electronics related support to our Quality Department and assisting with supplier audits.
  • Review and assessment of supplier designs and providing technical support as appropriate.
  • Ownership of automotive data network standards, messaging and databases.
  • Application of automotive environmental and EMC standards
  • Release of product in line with our client's New Product Introduction Process.

Salary: £48000 - £65000

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