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Project Engineer eDrive Software & Controls in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire



Leamington Spa, Warwickshire





Project Engineer - eDrive Software and Controls
(Job Reference No: ID625)

Gordon Murray Technologies, partnering with Forseven, combines the expertise of visionary designers and engineers to bring disruptive technologies and low environmental impact innovations to the mobility sector. Critical to the implementation of iStream Superlight are integral modules and systems engineered by Gordon Murray Electronics which deliver a range of electrical functionalities - these technologies also being scaleable to serve the delivery demands of any specific platform configuration.

With multiple sites in Shalford and Warwick, Gordon Murray Technologies continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development. As a result, we currently have exciting opportunities for Project Engineer - eDrive Software and Controls to join our Electronics Team in a Midlands-based location.


  • Design and realisation of the vehicle level high voltage software-controlled features (battery, charger, drive unit, thermal systems control) and functions in accordance with the vehicle timing and development plan.
  • In collaboration with the system owners, specify, develop and manage detailed requirements to be implemented in the HV electrical architecture. These range from simple binary functions through to complex distributed functions.
  • Provide technical and project oversight for software related developments undertaken by our technical partners and Tier 1 suppliers. Ensure compliance with process driven development.
  • Track the development progress and maturity of feature/function and application development. Co-ordinate multi-party activities to ensure synchronised delivery and testing. Implement mitigation strategies when things go off-plan. Use network of experts to help solve complex issues.
  • Management of technical deliverables such as Feature Implementation Plans (FIPs), software timing plans, issues trackers, signals databases and open issues decks.
  • Maintain oversight and compatibility of all HV control systems on the vehicle which will include concept, prototype, review, implementation, evaluation and support phases. Document and maintain the system interfaces and how their optimisation may impact efficiency and performance.
  • Participate in system review, verification & validation activities including FMEAs, DVP planning, ISO26262 functional safety and other tests throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Drive system review, verification & validation activities including leading FMEAs, DVP planning and ISO26262 compliance.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Significant experience of vehicle/systems/sub-system software development and delivery of HV Powertrains (Battery to Driveshaft) within an automotive engineering environment.
  • Expertise in Simulink and control systems. Ability to create ground up, high quality control systems with the ability to modify and adapt in high pressure environments without compromising integrity of the control system.
  • Demonstrable understanding of electric powertrain architectures and underlying principles and technologies including thermal management, torque control, logic state machines, torque vectoring and regeneration.
  • Experience of project engineering with Tier 1 suppliers, preparation of project documentation and reports. Risk management, mitigation and recovery planning.
  • Working knowledge of systems such as Batteries, OBCs, DCDCs, Inverters, Motor/Generators and Gearboxes.
  • Experience with Autosar and Functional Safety programmes.
  • Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (FMEA, DVP, quality planning, PPAP etc) and full product lifecycle activities.
  • Ability to communicate the requirements of the vehicle programme to a supplier and manage the cost/benefit/compromise when adapting and enhancing existing and new technologies.
  • Articulate, self-motivated, and able to work well on own initiative.
  • Possession of an Electronics, Control Systems, Automotive or similar honours engineering degree. Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered.
  • Full driving licence is essential.

What's on Offer:

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team, the position comes with:

Gordon Murray Technologies is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, race, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We strive to promote a workplace that celebrates diversity and encourages individuals to express their opinions and beliefs.

  • Competitive base salary
  • Private medical scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced personal pension
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site parking

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.


This vacancy is being advertised by Optamor Limited. Optamor is a specialist Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider. We provide a flexible full recruitment solution which takes care of all recruitment requirements from planning to on-boarding. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 625_1715765851
Date posted 15 May 2024

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