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Principal Engineer - Controls

Ref no. BHN554625
Location Leamington Spa, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Principle Engineer in Transmission Control, to deliver on-going client projects, primarily in Transmission Control.

Key skills required for this role

Control systems, Controls, Matlab, Simulink


Control systems, Controls, Matlab, Simulink

Job description

The Role

Our Software, Control and Calibration group is responsible for the specification, implementation and validation of complex control systems for a wide range of complex, clean propulsion and energy systems, including: xEV powertrains, power electronics, motors and drives, engines, transmissions, battery management systems, advanced thermal systems, and fuel cell systems. Our support to customers covers the full spectrum of control development, from core algorithm development, through to fully validated production control software (including ASIL rated software). In this role, you will be primarily working on Transmission Control development, but may be expected to support other technical domains depending on the nature of the department workload.

Role & Responsibilities

To deliver client projects as part of a team:

  • Technical development of control solutions, covering requirements specification, algorithm development, implementation, calibration and validation.
  • Development of Model-in-Loop and Hardware-in-Loop facilities to support control development
  • Control strategy development on rigs/ testbeds, and on-vehicle
  • Technical analysis to achieve tasks with sound evidence base
  • Responsibility for delivering assigned tasks to time, cost and quality on customer projects
  • Interface directly with clients on technical issues
  • Liaison with wider team members to organise and deliver project activities as required
  • Reporting of technical status internally and to customers
  • Supervision of junior team members on assigned tasks.

Required Qualifications & Experience

The successful applicant will have a sound automotive engineering background, and a number of years of experience in successfully delivering projects in control or related disciplines. Fluency in model-based development languages, especially Matlab-Simulink, and a sound understanding of transmissions is required.

Excellent communication skills in English are required as the role will be significantly customer facing (internal and external customers). The candidate will be expected to liaise with customers on a regular basis.

A certain amount of business travel can be expected including customer meetings, occasional on-site development support, and travel to other Ricardo sites.

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