Principal Engineer - Controls

Ref No. BHN514860
Location Leamington Spa, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months)
Job Status Closed
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Our client, one of the UK's leading provider of consultancy services to the Automotive industry, are currently looking for an experienced Principal Engineer - Controls to join them on a contract basis.


control solutions, model-based development, Matlab, Simulink

The Job

This role will be considered OUTSIDE IR35 pending SDS.

Pay rate: £38 -£45 ph

The role

To lead technical teams and deliver client projects:

  • Technical leadership of teams of engineers involved in development of control solutions
  • Interface directly with clients on technical issues
  • Focus on delivery of projects on-time and on-budget
  • Technical negotiations with clients and support of commercial discussions
  • Driving the further introduction of quality procedures and validation processes
  • Support of the sales teams in the development of market opportunities through client interaction, proposal support and roadmap development
  • Promotion of capability throughout the global customer base
  • Drive the development of future products and services

Required Qualifications and Experience:

The successful applicant will have a sound automotive engineering background, and a number of years of experience in successfully delivering projects in controls either in an OEM or Tier 1 capacity, including having lead teams of engineers.


  • Minimum degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline (e.g. electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, software engineering, maths, control engineering)
  • Extensive technical experience in control systems for relevant applications, such as: xEV powertrains, power electronics, motors and drives, engines, transmissions, battery management systems, advanced thermal systems, fuel cell systems, OBD, etc., including demonstrated ability in leading teams in the delivery of projects
  • Wide ranging knowledge of automotive powertrain systems
  • Analytical approach to developing controls algorithms in an automotive environment
  • Fluent in a model-based development languages, especially Matlab/Simulink
  • Ability to train junior engineers and develop an effective team
  • Drive and commitment to deliver technically challenging projects
  • Commercial awareness for preparation of projects and proposal development

Desirable Experience:

  • Advanced control methodologies (e.g. Model Predictive Control, Optimal Control, Reference Governor control, Kalman Filters, etc.)
  • Systems engineering
  • Functional safety
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