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Principal Engineer - Hybrid Powertrain

Principal Engineer - Hybrid Powertrain

Job Title: Principal Engineer - Hybrid Powertrain
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SD4115
Contact Name: Simon Davey
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2018 13:39

Job Description

A great opportunity to help set up a brand new Hybrid Test Lab and join an ever expanding area of the business. Recently this area has received over £30m worth of investment and can now boast state of the art facilities. This position will be the go to, for all Technical related matters within Hybird Powertrain Testing. It is also expected that you'll support the recruitment of this department. 
Roles and responsibilities
Maintain all H&S and quality procedures and ensure they are adhered to
Manage & support a small team of engineers to deliver excellent customer service on a daily basis
Engineering responsibility for a new powertrain facility
Provide the customer with a professional, service centred technical interface 
Provide understanding of customer processes that will be followed during the project delivery
Monitor the implementation of latest Functional processes and procedures throughout the project
Co-ordinate activities with the technical operations and facilities support teams to achieve project deliverables
Co-ordinate and attend customer Project Status meetings.
Manage & run customer vehicle or powertrain programs with high levels of efficiency
Identify faults with units under test and lead effective solutions
Processing and validation of test data to a high standard
Analyse and present test results to customers and peers
Generate test report templates tailored to specific customer requirements
Provide technical support to engineers, customers and business development
Track project efficiency, maintain project related invoicing and track against financial forecasts
Deliver development projects for a variety of customers 
Develop initiatives to reduce waste, optimise efficiency and reduce costs
Develop best working practises and provide training to others
Person Specification
Appropriate Engineering Degree
5 years minimum experience in automotive powertrain (engines, transmissions, etc.) 
Significant experience in technically leading powertrain development projects
Experience with powertrain/vehicle development testing techniques and methodology
Strong understanding of mechanical powertrain fundamentals
Proven exposure to state of the art engine, transmission and powertrain control strategies.
Skills of Interest
Excellent knowledge of powertrain systems and sub-systems
Good knowledge of Bosch EMSs (others would be useful)?
Good knowledge of working with powertrain management systems
A strong background in the use of Engine/Vehicle test cell equipment including emissions measurement, combustion analysis and calibration tools
Strong understanding of transmissions
Understanding of vehicle integration architecture 
Experienced in using Modelling & Simulation packages in Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test rigs
Conversant with CAN protocols and CANbus networks
Experienced using dSPCACE Control Desk software
Creation and management of dbc files
Experienced user of analytical software tools to handle large volumes of data
Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate numerical data
Knowledge of Modelling and Simulation techniques
Knowledge of coding/programming languages
Flexibility to undertake additional tasks to meet business requirements 
Highly motivated, keen to learn and share knowledge
If you are currently in a Senior/Lead Engineer position, looking for a step up, this could be the position for you.  
Personal Behaviours 
High attention to detail
Excellent communication skills 
Act with honesty and integrity at all times 
Maintain the attitude that customer service is paramount and exceed customer expectations
Work well within a team environment
Test automation
AVL Concerto
ETAS / Inca
Emissions measurement 
Full UK driving licence