HIL Engineer

26 February 2020
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Job Purpose

An engineer responsible for building and maintaining test rigs, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) equipment, models and routines for automated testing of automotive control systems.

Personal Specification (i.e. education, experience, skills and attributes)

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Ideally has certain years of relevant automotive system integration and testing experience in at least two or more areas of MIL/SIL/HIL/PIL/Vehicle setups
  • Hands on experience of Systems targets development and verification.
  • Hands on experience in deriving functional test cases and verification methods based on System level requirements
  • Hands on experience in implementation of MIL/HIL systems using dSPACE, ETAS or similar HiL equipment
  • Hands on experience in real time plant modelling and integration with MiL/HiL/Powertrain test bed setups based on MATLAB/Simulink or similar industry standard CAE tools
  • Working knowledge on rest bus simulation and testing of vehicle networks based on CAN using Vector tools
  • Working knowledge on automated test script development and testing based on ECU-Test, Automation Desk, Python, MATLAB, Test Weaver etc
  • Working knowledge in configuration management tools used for version controlling of Plant models, Test case and other configuration files
  • Experience in LV circuit and wiring harness design and development
  • Experience in on board diagnostics pertaining to Transmission, Engine and E Machine control module
  • Good understanding on vehicle electromechanical systems, including hazardous voltage systems
  • Good understanding on vehicle hydraulics, cooling layout and replicating them in Test bed environments
  • Good understanding on HiL system architecture and troubleshooting
  • Desirable to have experience in Test bed equipment and control systems e.g AVL PUMA, CADET etc
  • Desirable to have experience in Vehicle electrification concepts
  • Maintaining and developing strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good logical reasoning
  • Motivation to learn new technologies and employ systems engineering techniques
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work within a team

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing management of HIL facilities including maintenance and upgrade work
  • Work closely with simulation team to support the integration of new and updated plant models for use with HIL systems
  • Develop and maintain detailed documentation of HIL system hardware and software components
  • Development of automated test facilities including the capability of fault insertion and diagnostic facilities in support of System integration and verification.
  • Perform verification and validation testing on HIL, to include test design, analysis, reporting and issue management.
  • Develop test methodology against system requirements. Automatic test execution and reporting.
  • Develop and integrate real time models along HiL setups in Powertrain, Component and other test rigs
  • Develop new test setup and methodologies to help in front loading the development activities into early stages of V cycle
  • Willingness to work in different test environments (HiL, Component, Powertrain and vehicle setups)
  • Co-operation with our China HIL team to ensure best practice is learnt and applied by both teams.
  • Problem investigation and resolution.
  • Supporting benchmarking and requirement capture activities.
  • Supporting hazard and safety analysis based on ISO26262
  • Working as part of an integrated multifunctional product team which is responsible for delivering complex projects.
  • Role based in the UK. Occasional travel to other CA sites and to visit suppliers is a requirement.
  • Reporting to the PCE & Integration Team Leader

Other Features of job

  • Must be eligible to work in the UK 
Package : Competitive salary, negotiable depending on background and experience.