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Principal Performance Development Engineer

Ref no. BHN568486
Salary £40 - £45/hour
Location West Midlands, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months
Job status Open

Job summary

An opportunity exists for a Principal Engineer in our Performance Development team to deliver systems and attribute evaluation and development activities working on a large variety of on-going client projects in the automotive sector.

Key skills required for this role

o Thermal and electrical powerpack systems performance, emissions and fuel/energy consumption


o Thermal and electrical powerpack systems performance, emissions and fuel/energy consumption

Job description

Key Responsibilities
To deliver performance systems activities:

  • Capture functional and performance requirements, validating requirements using literature research, market surveys and benchmarking
  • Develop system & component specifications
  • Develop system architectures
  • Support project design team in providing guidance for integration, component details, supplier evaluation and liaison etc.
  • Develop and execute system performance validation simulation and test plans
  • Steer and guide simulation execution
  • Lead customer interaction on all performance systems related activities

Required Qualifications and Experience
The successful applicant will have a sound Engineering background with experience of successfully delivering Systems Integration projects.


  • Degree in an Engineering or relevant Science-based discipline with technical background in powerpack systems design and development experience in either
    • Thermal and electrical powerpack systems performance, emissions and fuel/energy consumption
    • A system engineering role
    • An attribute engineering role
  • Knowledge of requirements management, targets definition and specifications
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics, energy flows and efficiency chains
  • Knowledge of emissions and mitigation measuresExperienced in developing test plans and test execution & data analysis for both vehicle and engine/powerpack
  • Methodical approach to issue investigation and resolution
  • Knowledge of powerpack calibration tools and software
  • Literate in IT systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


  • Knowledge of thermal energy transformation systems and their alternatives
  • Good knowledge of automotive legislation requirements
  • Experience in managing project budgets, resource and delivery
  • Understanding of commercial business factors

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to lead a multi-disciplined team
  • Robust character with strong self-drive and motivation
  • Organised and rigorous with personal target of high quality delivery
  • Ability to work autonomously under pressure and manage own workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time
  • Proven ability for supervision of less experienced engineers
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken) for project and technical communication

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