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Embedded Hardware Technical Leader / Principal Engineer (New Electric Vehicle)

Embedded Hardware Technical Leader / Principal Engineer (New Electric Vehicle)

Job Title: Embedded Hardware Technical Leader / Principal Engineer (New Electric Vehicle)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £competitive salary + bonus + bens
Reference: PF3605
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 23, 2018 16:39

Job Description

My clients aim is to be a leading force in the Electric Vehicle sector. Our client will be looking for proven-talent across a range of technical disciplines.

Ultimately our client is seeking an Embedded Hardware Technical Lead / Principal Engineer, who can be a go-to person for the team. Prior team leading or man-management is not a must have. More important is your desire to mentor other engineers. You will need prior experience working in the automotive sector on safety critical devices. Understanding of system architecture and seeing the bigger picture will be highly desirable.

My client will encourage you to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. They’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all they’re hugely passionate about what they do. 

They are looking for a talented and enthusiastic team player to join as a Technical Specialist. You will have lead role within the Embedded Systems Team for a brand new Electric Vehicle.

Responsibilities :
•Lead and take technical responsibility for a growing hardware electronics team covering multiple diverse systems
•Work with fellow Motor and Power System teams to deliver an optimum electrical system architecture for the new product, for example defining which aspects will be implemented in hardware or software.
•Display strong creativity together with the technical expertise and the sound judgement required to understand the interdependencies between sub-systems and develop requirements accordingly.
•Ensure the hardware team develops the concept, proves key technologies and demonstrates designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose for the manufacturing environment, through detailed analysis, simulation, design review down to component level and laboratory testing
•Deliver hardware electronics solutions that meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight, functional safety and efficiency within the planned timeline; are reliable and fit for purpose; satisfy life requirements and achieve product guarantee periods; whilst comply with all relevant International Standards.
•Ability to assess and handle component supplier relationships particularly with regard to technical negotiations, maintaining confidence in BOM and assembly costs throughout a project.
•Work closely with the Systems Manager, Project Manager(s) and Research Managers of other engineering disciplines to drive resolution of technical and other issues in order to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met, all within the planned timeline of the project
•Delivery of the hardware electronics validation test plan, including associated logistics and test equipment
•Working with production engineering, provide technical support throughout the latter stages of development and into production
•Assist in the recruitment and personal development of the hardware team and undertake annual appraisals of the team members