Senior Automotive Electrical Engineer

Arcola Energy
Dalston, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Job Description

Use a Systems Engineering approach to design electrical elements of Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles: from Requirements Capture, through Concept Design, Detailed Design, Test and Validation and supporting vehicle approval.

Working within Arcola's Engineering team to develop systems focused on heavy duty commercial vehicles - trucks and buses, including electrical energy storage (battery systems), power electronics, electric drive systems, HV and LV distribution.

  • Requirements capture of High Voltage subsystem based on duty cycle data, simulation and modelling.
  • Component selection of battery systems, motors, power electronics, power distribution units.
  • Requirements capture and component selection of Low Voltage components - instrumentation and actuators.
  • Working with control system engineers to specify controllers (ECUs), assign input/outputs and establish interface matrices between controllers and devices.
  • Specification and design of wiring harnesses.
  • Capturing functional, safety and compliance requirements of electrical components and subsystems
  • Hands on work assembling and testing prototype systems
  • Contribution to DFMEAs
  • Develop and implement test plan (DVP).
  • Work with Mechanical and Software teams to support effective whole system design
  • Work with Quality and Compliance Manager to ensure designs meet codes, standards and regulations.
  • Supporting other Arcola Energy activities where required

Person Specification
  • Good degree in Electrical Engineering or other related engineering discipline.
  • Experienced in using software for electrical system design (e.g. Arcadia/Solidworks Electrical/ AutoCAD Electrical)
  • Experienced in development of DVPs and FMEAs.
  • Experienced in development and undertaking of HIL tests to prove designs.
  • Experience designing systems up to 800V
  • Experience designing to Reg100 and vehicle approval routes (IVA and/or NSSTA/ECWVTA)
  • Experience implementing or supporting Functional Safety in vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of CANbus communication protocol (preferably J1939)
  • Preferably: hands-on experience working with systems up to 800V
  • Willingness to work cross-functionally in the Arcola team.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: £35-40k (Senior) dependent on experience

Hours: 40 hrs/week. 9.30am-6pm Monday to Friday with half-hour lunch break.

Occasional evening and weekend working (TOIL system in operation)

Holidays: 28 days annual leave, including public holidays

Probation period: 3 months

Access: Arcola Energy is wheelchair accessible throughout

Benefits: Free tickets to Arcola Theatre shows (subject to availability), Arcola staff discount on food and drink in café/bar
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