Senior Controls Engineer

14 Sep 2018
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description For Vacancy No: 239603T

Consultant: Tim Bees

Company Profile: Our client has been a manufacturer of diesel engines and power solutions for over 75 years, to the highest levels of performance and reliability. They have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of diesel and gas engines in the power solutions market.

Job Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Position: Senior Controls Engineer

Job Status: Permanent

Job Description:

The successful applicant for this position will join the Engine Controls team and will take a leading role in the supporting the application of small and medium engine ranges to a major third party customer’s machines and contribute to the development and testing of application level features on this range of engines. As well as focusing on the third party customer’s machines, applications may include genset, industrial and in-house machine applications.

Although our product is an engine control system, including software performing complex control functions, this role is well-suited and will be of interest to any applicant with a strong technical background including engineers from a mechanical, automotive or similar background, as well as those from electronic or controls disciplines.

With much of our work focused on the control of complex mechanical systems, many team members with mechanical engineering backgrounds are forging successful careers within our team, bringing skills which readily compliment those with electronic engineering qualifications and experience. We actively encourage applicants from across this diverse range of skill sets



* Strong technical background with experience in engine control system development
* Prior experience of dSPACE, including the use of Automation Desk to automate test plan execution.
* Good understanding of diesel engine technology, including common rail fuel systems and aftertreatment technology.
* Strong team player.
* Strong customer focus.


* Experience of running and participating in FMEA.
* Experience of designing and executing verification test plans for electronic engine control systems.
* Experience of dSPACE development, including the use of plant models.
* Experience of electronic system development tools such as CANape, CANalyser and a working knowledge of J1939 datalink standards.
* Experience of writing technical documents / requirements / test plans.
* Experience of running / troubleshooting engine systems, particularly electronics related.
* Strong interest in engine control system development, particularly for off-highway, marine and military applications.


* Working directly with the customer to understand and document key technical requirements. This will include direct contact with the third party customer’s technical team, to provide support, technical information and answer technical queries where necessary.
* Development of system design and specifications to meet identified requirements, using structured tools and processes.
* Planning and managing feature development and implementation to meet the programme timelines.
* Planning and conducting verification tests to ensure quality of released software / system.
* Development of the dSPACE HiL test system and the automation of system level verification test plans using Automation Desk.
* Planning and supporting validation tests of key application features.
* Supporting software validation and troubleshooting on engine – getting ‘hands on’ with the end product.

Salary: £39,000 to £50,000

Fringe Benefits:

* 25 days annual leave.
* 10-12% bonus.
* Childcare Vouchers.
* Contributory pension scheme - our client will double the employee's contribution up to 10%.
* Contributory share scheme - our client will match 50% of the employee's contribution

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