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Power Systems Engineer

Power Systems Engineer

Job Title: Power Systems Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwickshire
Salary: £30 - £38,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW4452
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 21, 2018 15:03

Job Description

Power Systems Engineer

Location: Gaydon

Salary - £30 - £38,000 

Job Purpose
Design & develop new and existing vehicle power management requirements

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
•Manage the design of vehicle power management systems to ensure robust electrical power delivery for all electrical systems, supporting the vehicle development timing.

•Ensure that all PMST leaders provide the required data to support the system power management requirements. 
oPower consumption
oCurrent characteristics
oNominal operating current.
oKey off load

•Alternator specification & package 
oLoad balance simulation via mapping of electrical consumers
oLoad balance testing
oElectrical requirements of alternator
oEnvironmental requirements of alternator
oAppropriate package within the engine assembly
oHarness requirements for the alternator
oSupport development of charge strategies and charging profiles

oUnderstand the battery specification and requirements
oSpecify the appropriate battery for each application
oUnderstanding of Lithium chassis batteries
oCalculate battery life using electrical consumer/Key off load data
oImplement appropriate battery protection
oCharacterise vehicle cranking profiles on car
oTest cranking profiles using simulation tools on breadboards

•Specify appropriate DC/DC convertors for each vehicle application.
•Understand charging technologies
•Understand Traction battery technology, for both EV and Hybrid vehicles
•Conduct and document vehicle benchmarking.
•Component Releasing and Change Control management
•Support sub-system DFMEA reviews.
•Control of Design Verification Plans and Sign off Report for owned components.
•Coordinate and support vehicle testing for all owned components.
•Support vehicle builds and provide problem solving (‘8D’ process).
•Support cost and weight down initiatives
•Define future technology strategy and implementation plans

Qualifications and Experience
•Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
Experience gained within automotive electrical design and development.
•Extensive knowledge of battery technology and battery requirements
•Extensive knowledge of Alternator technology and associated requirements
•Good experience and knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, especially DC/DC converters and battery protection systems.
•Experience of battery load balance requirements.
•Experience of project management.
•Project managed battery systems successfully into production.
•Working knowledge of relevant regulations and approvals
•Understanding of electric vehicles & traction battery technology & requirements
•Must be able to use electrical test equipment.
•Ability to support and input at FMEA reviews.
•Ability to support prototype builds.
•Manage a large workload in a high-pressure environment.
•Ability to analyse test data from supplier testing and work to timely solutions when required.
•Must have good report writing skills.
•Must be proactive and trust their initiative using minimum supervision to produce practical solutions.

Remuneration Package:
•Salary Circa: £35,000
•Discount on our privilege lease scheme, either a Mercedes or Ford.
•Contributory pension scheme – 3% matched for years 1 & 2, rising to double matched contributions from year 3 to a maximum employer contribution of 12%.
•26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
•Private Health Insurance – Single Cover.
•Private Dental Plan – Single Cover.
•A wide range of discounts with associated partners.