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Development Engineer

We have an opportunity within a leading automotive client, based out of their Warwickshire head office. Development Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing all early Powertrain systems

Job Description

Location: CV35 - Commutable from Warwick, Coventry, Leamington Spa,
Rate: £21.38 per hour
Job Type: Contract

You may also be known as: Development Engineer, Systems Development Engineer
We have an opportunity within a leading automotive client, based out of their Warwickshire head office. Development Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing all early Powertrain systems

Position Description:
Reporting to the Technical Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for successful project delivery of Hybrid System Development and Validation within the Electrification Systems Engineering Department. Develop System level targets for the project ensuring close communications and collaboration between Customers, Suppliers, Design Agencies, Attributes, Systems, Electrical, Powertrain, Vehicle Engineering / APC and Research functions. Technical, Stakeholder and Peer review meetings for the projects including management of research and project delivery gateway approval process. Ensure close communications and collaboration between Attributes, Systems, Powertrain, Electrical, Vehicle Programme, Marketing and Design and Research functions. Track progress of System-Level testing. Deliver System Verification on-time and on-budget with appropriate resource numbers, test properties & research vehicles. Manage outsource work packages. Define and manage delivery of agreed objectives to defined budget

Skills Required:
1) System engineering experience (inch development & cascade of requirements, FMA and managing Verification testing) in the field of hybrid or Power Train engineering
2) Able to lead the resolution of technical issues and development of technology, in the team environment and interface directly to the attribute teams, component areas, facilities teams, program teams and external suppliers to represent the department.
3) A strong technical knowledge of key powertrain and hybrid technologies (e.g. engine, transmission, cal&controls, e-motor, inverter, battery)

Skills Preferred:
Previous experience in applying system engineering approach in a Powertrain or Hybrid system application Previous experience in applying FMA (e.g. P-diagrams, RCL, FMEA) Educated to Degree or equivalent level in a related Mechanical, Electrical, or Automotive discipline and computer literate A sound technical knowledge of hybrid systems, e.g. engine, transmission, motor, inverter and battery technologies Previous experience of vehicle level, system level and sub-system level verification testing A strong technical knowledge of pollutant emissions control strategies, calibration methodologies and their interface to wider system and vehicle Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deliver with minimum supervision.

Experience Preferred:
Experience using ETAS Inca, AVL Concerto etc. to analyse engineering data Knowledge of Hybrid Powertrain systems desirable Knowledge of Electrical systems desirable Knowledge of software delivery control plans desirable Knowledge of target setting & requirement cascade process desirable Knowledge of pollutant emissions, calibration methodologies and regulatory tests Ability to use Matlab and Simulink to interrogate plant models and to post-process data

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I specialise in contract recruitment within the vehicle technologies and automotive industry. I have a broad experience working with automotive OEMs and UK-based consultancies. Recruiting various roles within design, studio, quality and costing; from technician level through to management.