Senior Battery Systems Engineer

Recruiter
Contechs Consulting Limited
Location
Basildon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 May 2019
Closes
22 Jun 2019
Ref
1160183765
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Contechs are looking for a Automotive Senior Battery Systems Engineer for our Tier 1 Powertrain & HV client.
The Senior Battery Systems Engineer will lead system and component level design of battery packs during all development phases. This includes system functional and geometric integration of battery systems within vehicle and powertrain projects. The chosen candidate will have a very good understanding and experience in HV battery system design development and validation. They will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. This role will be based in either Essex or Coventry.
Your responsibilities:
• Design of battery systems from concept to SOP
• Lead functional and geometric integration of all components on battery module and battery system level
• Lead preparation of specifications and, if required, supplier specifications for the entire battery system and sub-systems (Requirements Engineering)
• Required to support test and validation tasks and assessment of results (DVP preparation, planning and implementation)
• Lead preparation of battery test specifications based on relevant regulations and international/customer standards and requirements
• Liaise with relevant teams to direct battery design tasks (i.e. simulation, component engineers, testing, suppliers and manufacturing)
• Lead the preparation of battery system and component quality documentation (boundary diagrams, P diagrams, robustness check lists, FMEAs and test plans)
• Lead the preparation of design development plans - time schedules, work flow in the scope of serial projects and prototype projects
• Mentor and support junior team members
• Support recruitment and sales activities
Essential:
• Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar (minimum 2:1)
• Excellent understanding of HV battery design fundamentals including safety standards and regulations
• Good understanding of cell construction and chemistries
• Professional experience in system design and testing of battery packs, preferably in the automotive or commercial vehicle industries
• Strong communication, teamwork and leading abilities
• Good written and oral English and competent presentation skills
• Willing to travel
• Driving license
Preferable:

• Project Management experience
• Member of a relevant professional institute (e.g. IET, IMechE)
• PhD
• Chartered

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