Fuel Cell Systems Consultant (a 12 month contractor role)

19 March 2021
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Contract

Description :

 Job Purpose

To be the technical lead for fuel cell research and development at Changan UK, a ‘start-up’ opportunity offering a wide scope for responsibility and growth for the right candidate.

Personal Specification

  • An excellent understanding of the electrochemistry related to energy conversion in a fuel cell and the physics of the corollary fluid systems.
  • Experience of defining engineering and test specifications for the related systems.
  • Experience of testing hydrogen systems on test rig and in vehicle.  (A mixture of fuel cell and hybrid experience may be considered.)
  • Have a good understanding of Hybrid or EV Powertrain technology (Engine, Battery, E-Machine, Inverter)
  • An excellent grasp of the Safety needs for developing Electric and Hydrogen powertrain vehicles and associated legislation.
  • Working knowledge of controls systems with the ability to define requirements for the same.
  • A sound grasp of the various system attributes, their balancing and technology trends.
  • Strong appreciation of relevant state of the art simulation tools and an ability to work with system simulators to justify and creatively develop relevant system level models to run in vehicle system simulations.
  • Experience gained working for an Automotive OEM and with a Supplier or vice-versa.  The ability to work internationally with an open mindset, being adaptable to varied cultural approaches.
  • Good understanding of powertrain development process, research, advanced engineering & product development.
  • An understanding of ISO9001 and IATF16949 an advantage.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and work with the engineering departments at Changan to define the research and test approaches for the application of fuel cell powertrains in passenger vehicles. 
  • To create technical requirements specifications and supplier statements of work to assist in sourcing and testing of the various systems of the fuel cell powertrain.  To work with Suppliers to develop product solutions for Changan Automobile for global markets.
  • Perform system failure mode analysis and define test specifications of fuel cell systems, planning and conducting the same.
  • To work with the Changan Powertrain Controls Systems Teams to define controls requirements.
  • To assist in training of Staff in the understanding of Fuel Cell Systems.
  • To assist and guide Staff to create appropriate simulation capability.
  • Conduct research and studies for New Energy Vehicle Powertrains trends.
  • Carry out research into Governmental laws and regulations.

Other Features of job

  • This is a 12 month contract INSIDE IR35
  • Primary location will be at Birmingham Business Park
  • Travel may be required but depends on project requirement
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

If you are selected for interview, CAUK Recruitment Team will normally contact you by e-mail directly. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform those who are not shortlisted or give specific feedback.

Package : Competitive hourly rate, negotiable depending on background and experience.