Senior Engineer – Electrified Powertrain

Leamington Spa

C£55K

 

Our client is a growing engineering consultancy. They currently have an opening for a Senior Engineer to work on Electrified Powertrain projects. Our client strives to engineer products and technologies that genuinely benefit both their customers and the wider world. As a Senior Engineer you will be responsible for providing project leadership to successfully deliver your own projects, as well as supporting those of others. Applying technical knowledge and experience to interesting and challenging projects for a wide variety of customers, markets and sectors. Supporting engineers, ensuring they are developing skills and capabilities whilst using the most appropriate methods. Generating and maintaining relationships with customers at an appropriate level.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

SPECIFICALLY:

  • Define and review electrified powertrain system requirements and architectures for customer and internal programs in automotive, aero and off highway applications for ASIL C/D applications.
  • Create detailed designs for high power (>150kW, 300-800V) traction inverters and associated digital and mixed signal control and interface circuits, actuators and sensors.
  • Microcontroller hardware implementation (ideally Infineon AurixTM automotive family).
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer. Understanding of creepage and clearance requirements for HV circuit design (LV123, HV3 level). BOM generation and coordinating with contract PCBA manufacturers.
  • Create detailed design documentation showing worst case calculations, circuit and thermal simulations, component selection, costed BoMs, test requirements and validation test reports.
  • Work with EP mechanical engineers to develop integrated electronic / mechanical / thermal design concepts.
  • Define and review test plans and DVPRs for Electrified Powertrain systems and components (LV124 etc), from traction inverters to fully integrated electric drive units (EDUs).
  • Safe use of high power, high voltage development and test equipment such as high power battery emulators, PSUs, power analysers, loads, motor test dynos etc within a dedicated high voltage development lab and EDU test facility, up to ~1MW and 800Vdc.
  • Familiar with digital motor control schemes for a variety of motor technologies (IPM, SPM, ASM, SR etc) – FOC, field weakened operation, overmodulation, harmonic current injection for NVH, fault and protection schemes etc.
  • Designing to meet EMC requirements for EDU components (ISO7637 etc) at subsystem level.
  • Ability to generate and develop subsystem DFMEA and HARA from program initiation.
  • Provide accurate project timing, resource and cost planning information to support Program Management and Business Development activities.
  • Work with EP control software engineers to test and develop inverter and motor control software and test electronics hardware.

MORE GENERALLY:

  • Where appropriate, undertake Project Lead role – leading a small/medium project team to deliver a successful project outcome from both a technical and commercial perspective
  • Contribute to and deliver technical conference and white papers
  • Exhibit a passion for learning and facing new challenges
  • Understand and follow the companies values and professional standards and technical best practices project management, quality, communication etc.
  • Actively undertake continued professional and personal development
  • Participate in activities to share technical knowledge and know-how across the business
  • Potential for worldwide, short and long-haul travel

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