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Battery Research Manager - Next Generation EV Technology

Battery Research Manager - Next Generation EV Technology

Job Title: Battery Research Manager - Next Generation EV Technology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bonus + bens
Reference: PF4717
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 17, 2019 12:14

Job Description

Global tech innovator is offering an exciting opportunity to work on the research of ‘Next Generation EV technology & applications’.  We are seeking a proven Battery Management Systems Research Manager for the Tech Research division.  
This is a newly formed automotive powertrain research team within its Technical Research. With the development of first generation battery electric vehicles now well progressed, the Technical Research Group is now focused on the research of next generation powertrain. The mind-set being to engineer industry leading technology.
Applicants for this particular role must have significant experience in the field of Electric Vehicle Battery Management.
The BMS Research Manager role will involve:
Coordinating BMS research and development activity with associated research managers and existing BEV development team
Responsible for the delivery of next generation BMS systems
Coordinate and be responsible for the delivery of state of the art SoX algorithms for emerging cell technologies that maximise the performance of the battery pack under all operating conditions
Build the BMS research team
Lead a team of software, hardware and systems engineers to carry out the day to day tasks required to engineer a world class BMS product meeting performance, quality, resource and time constraints
Work closely with the other software, hardware and systems process team leads to ensure alignment of deliverables (performance, reliability, cost, time), process and people
Manage and nurture a high performance culture
Comply with all relevant International Standards
Identify potential research areas which would benefit the future automotive products
Demonstrate solutions with sub-system and system level testing
As a senior member of the team, use your experience to mentor the junior team members, continuously seek improvements in processes and technologies and challenge how things can be done differently and better to help in the constant improvement of the team’s research capability & productivity.
Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project stakeholders and senior management
Present concepts directly to the Senior Management team when required
Education and experience:
MEng degree in Electronic Engineering or higher (e.g. PhD) with a demonstrable level of automotive experience associated with EV battery management systems
Expert knowledge of the industry (e.g. part suppliers, external test houses)
Delivery of an automotive BMS to ISO26262 ASIL C or higher
Excellent technical awareness across the complete range of BMS requirements
The ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts, influencing cross-functionally at all levels
Experience of line management and people development is essential
Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with part suppliers, external test houses etc.
Self-starter with the ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and work with a can-do attitude
Ideally a proven innovator with a BMS related IP portfolio