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Senior Engineer - Automotive Battery Systems

Posted 5 January by SF Group Ended

Senior Engineer – Battery Systems

£55, 000 Basic Salary + Very Competitive Package

Location: Cambridge


Based at a Technical Centre, as a Principal Engineer - Battery Systems, you will lead and deliver on-going client technology projects, as an integral member of the Battery Systems team.

You will be primarily responsible for leading technical teams and delivering client projects, which includes:

  • Providing technical leadership for delivery teams of engineers involved in battery projects
  • Interfacing directly with clients on technical issues
  • Delivering projects on-time and on-budget
  • Providing technical support for the design, development and validation of high voltage vehicle battery systems
  • Supporting the sales teams through client interaction, proposals and roadmap development
  • Promotion of capability throughout the business’s global customer base

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You are a degree qualified in an Engineering or Science related discipline and have a sound automotive engineering background.

You will have a number of years of experience of successfully delivering and leading projects in a controls and electronic environment, either in an OEM or Tier 1 capacity.

In order to be successful you should demonstrate your consistent track record, knowledge, experience and understanding of:

  • Battery system architectures and battery management systems
  • Designing high current and automotive high voltage (12 to 1200Vdc) power systems, (connectors, bus bars, contactors & fusing)
  • Electrical component integration (up to 1kV), design & development on production products, particularly HV battery systems and sub systems in a tier 1 or OEM environment
  • Cell chemistries used in HEVs
  • Product delivery process from requirements capture through to design validation of HEV battery systems
  • Compliance engineering to external standards, such as battery handling, EMC, vehicle safety, functional safety ISO26262 etc
  • Delivering DFMEA for HEVs

To be comfortable in this role, your skills should include:

  • The drive and dedication to deliver ground breaking and technically challenging projects.
  • Strong organizational, collaboration and communication skills
  • An enthusiastic, self-motivated approach to your work
  • Flexibility on work location and prepared to travel within the UK and internationally on short assignments

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is highly beneficial:

  • Battery management systems for Hybrid vehicle systems
  • Analytical approach to developing controls algorithms in an automotive environment
  • Model-based development languages such – Matlab/Simulink
  • Familiarity with laboratory & field development & test equipment
  • DCDC converter and battery charger design and development
  • DFMEA for Electrical Systems
  • Hands on experience of working live with HV systems (>50V)

Extensive training in the range of company products will be given

On offer to the successful candidate is the ability to work for a true market leader in their field, with a fantastic financial package, with a great opportunity to progress your career.

Reference: 34151446

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