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Senior or Principal E-Drive Controls Engineer

Ref no. BHN550804
Location Birmingham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

We are looking for an experienced e-drive and power electronics controls engineer to join an R&D centre, to develop the latest e-powertrains for the passenger car market.

Key skills required for this role

Real-time Embedded Control. Background in E-Drive Control Systems.


Real-time Embedded Control. Background in E-Drive Control Systems.

Job description


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic or Control System Engineering
  • Proven experience working with real-time embedded control systems
  • Background in Electrical Drive control software development
  • Experience of developing and testing control algorithms in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Knowledge of power electronics topologies and simulation techniques
  • Knowledge of electrical drive topologies and their drive control
  • Experience with data logging and calibration tools (INCA, CANalyzer, CANape)
  • Experience of using automotive communication protocols: CAN/ CAN FD
  • Experience of using and applying automotive software quality
  • Direct experience is essential with preferably some of this within the Automotive Industry
  • Experience of applying system engineering methods
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills, including the ability to write clear documentation
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a cross functional team
  • A working knowledge of Functional Safety Standard ISO26262 would be an advantage
  • Experience of working with hybrid and battery electric vehicles would be an advantage
  • Experience of undertaking DFMEA at System and Sub-System level, with good logical reasoning
  • Organised and able to prioritise effectively and able to prioritise effectively

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of e-drive and power electronics control systems
  • Capturing and analysing requirements from different stakeholders
  • Designing control algorithms & strategies (using MATLAB/Simulink) and autocode generation of production intent code
  • Designing system diagnostics and CAN communication specifications
  • Development of diagnostic and safety monitoring strategies
  • Developing validation tests for electrical test bench, HiL and vehicle
  • Provide expertise for investigations and problem-solving activities
  • Supporting system and hardware DFMEA and functional safety analysis
  • Managing the technical delivery of suppliers

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