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Motor Control Research Engineer

This is an exciting opportunity for an engineer who is interested in Motor Control Research. You’ll join a successful and expanding technology company within the rapidly developing electric vehicle industry. The automotive industry is changing greatly and the electric vehicle space is one of the most challenging and competitive places to be.
 
The company seeks a talented Motor Control Research Engineer to help in the design and development of their next generation products and systems.
 
Ideally candidates would have experience of highly regulated or safety critical product development, perhaps gained within the automotive, avionics, rail or medical device domain. However the company remains flexible and open to engineers from other product backgrounds.
 
The ideal candidate would be a proven engineer with the ability to innovate, design, test and analyse  with the goal of ensuring that our clients products are the best on the market over the long term.
 
You’ll be devising and evaluating control algorithms and methods for electric motors such as:
 
PWM strategies
Current and position sensing
Sensorless strategies
Power device driving
Interfacing with external research establishments
 
This will also include developing Simulink/Matlab models of the motor control system and improvements to HiL motor control testing capability.
 
Specific areas of interest are:
Excellent relevant degree
Control algorithms for permanent magnet motors
Pulse-width modulation techniques
Vector control
Sensorless control
Sensing techniques
Inverters for electric motors
Electric motors for traction applications
Inverters or other electronics in hybrid and electric vehicles
Automotive power-train components
Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
Matlab and Simulink modelling
Hardware-in-the-loop simulation, in particular with dSpace hardware
Control electronics, including micro-processors and FPGA’s
C programming
VHDL programming
 
Benefits Package
Discretionary bonus - up to15%
37.5 hour week with core hours from 10:00-16:00 Monday to Friday
Life assurance at 4x salary
Pension - Up to 7%
Private healthcare
Employee share options scheme