Propulsion Facilities Engineer

Unique Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Bedford, UK
13 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Propulsion Facilities Engineer

Location: Bedfordshire

Shift Pattern: Days (40hrs)

Role Responsibilities

Provide all technical support to the Engineering team preparing the Propulsion Test Facilities to perform battery test activities according to customer requirements

Provide corrective and preventive maintenance on battery testing automation systems

Develop and improve test schedules for battery testing on automation systems

Conducts investigations and prepares reports to support investigations related to the battery testing facilities.

Identify failures and suggest modifications to battery testing systems

Provide all technical support and training for the battery testing staff

Assure all instruments are calibrated and generating reliable data

Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times

Essential Criteria


BSc in engineering fields. Ideally related to electrical and/or electronic

(MSc in the automotive or electrical field would be an advantage)

(17th/18th Edition Wiring Regulations would be an advantage)


The Facilities Engineer must have experience working with automation systems used in automotive testing such as Horiba STARS, AVL PUMA, AVL Lynx or Kratzer PAtools

Familiar with CAN and Flexray network communications protocol

Experience with AC and DC High Voltage systems (up to 1,000V) together with all Health and Safety measures associated

Experience with test instrumentation including thermocouples and pressure transducers

Should be familiar to test bed main controls including PID tuning, actuators, and BMS

Should be familiar with National Instruments products

Experience with VECTOR tools like CANalyzer and CANoe is highly desirable

Battery testing environment familiarity is highly desirable

Automotive background is desirable


·Understanding of Inverter Drive Cabinets architecture

·Strong wiring diagram interpretation skills

·Demonstrate strong organizational skills mostly when handling large amounts of data

·Able to demonstrate fault finding skills on automation systems such as Horiba STARS, AVL PUMA, AVL Lynx or Kratzer

·Aptitude to repair electrical and mechanical systems including chillers and climatic devices

·Accurate Health and Safety driven mentality

·Good understanding of computer networks

·Strong computer skills, particularly in MS Excel

·(Software coding and scripting skills are highly desirable)

·Personal Behaviours

·Excellent attention to detail

·Proactive in finding solutions

·Good understanding of H&S practices

·Analytical thinking


Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check

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