Powertrain Calibration Engineer

Contechs Consulting Limited
£20.84 - £23.00 p/h d.o.e. ltd co.
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Our high profile client in the automotive industry is currently looking to recruit a 'Powertrain Calibration Engineer' to work at their busy site in Dunton, Essex.

Position Description:

- Provide Calibration CAE Engineer support Calibration CAE & Optimisation Methods Team.
- Lead the delivery of a new project on real-time modelling for Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) applications with Dymola based libraries
- Lead the development of new engine plant models for HIL applications within Dymola / Simulink environments.
- Lead development, documentation, deployment and continuous improvement including lessons learned of Calibration CAE best practices for process, methods and tools.
- Support the project leader in the overall project management and delivery including quarterly reviews, presentations and reports.
- Lead process initiatives to exploit powertrain calibration development and validation efficiencies to reduce vehicle development time through increased use of HIL and CAE based calibration and automation where possible.
- Provide training support to Calibration development engineers, HIL development engineers and Calibration Technical Experts.

Skills Required:

- Detailed knowledge of Dymola modelling including new library development.
- Detailed knowledge of Modelica language.
- Detailed understanding of engineering thermodynamics and internal combustion engines.
- Experience with processing data and modelling in Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow.
- Self-motivated with excellent team and leadership skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to achieve results and deliver a project on their own without extensive support.
- Project and time management.
- Ability to produce reports and presentations appropriate for review up to Chief Engineer.
- Proficient in using all Microsoft Office tools.

Skills Preferred:

- Detailed knowledge of Simulink / Stateflow.
- Real-time modelling in the context of Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulation.
- Understanding of the complete HIL development process.
- Detailed knowledge of automation scripting via programming capabilities in MS Excel and Python.
- Detailed understanding of closed and open loop control systems.
- Detailed understanding of embedded control systems and powertrain control module (PCM).

Experience Required:

- Graduate engineer with at least 6-months engineering related work experience aligned to education requirements listed.

Experience Preferred:

- dSPACE real-time systems / HIL experience.
- Automotive / Powertrain experience.

Education Required:

- Maths, Science or Mechanical / Electrical / Mechatronics Engineering degree required. M.Sc. preferred. Ph.D. beneficial

*Please note: Due to the high level of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted

*All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship or restriction