Senior Control Simulation Engineer

16 October 2019
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Job Purpose

Work as part of a small team that is providing control system design and integration for complex automotive powertrain systems and energy storage devices. Develop simulation environment and plant models for powertrain components for use in control system development. Support the use of the simulation models at all stages of the system-“V” development.

Personal Specification


  • Bachelor’s degree with honours in a relevant scientific field with certain years post graduate industrial experience in engineering product development
  • Good literacy skills – able to write clear documentation and explain conceptual ideas to others
  • Proven ability to work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Good logical reasoning and problem investigation/resolution
  • Proven experience of developing complex simulation models of physical systems
  • Proven experience of developing plant models for control system co-simulation.
  • Good understanding of modelling at different levels of fidelity and the appropriate use of simulation during the development lifecycle.


  • Good overall understanding of full Control System development lifecycle would be an advantage.
  • Experience of system validation using simulation tools (e.g. MIL/HIL) and test benches
  • Experience of design and implementation of automotive powertrain simulation models would be a distinct advantage but equivalent experience in aerospace or other industries will be considered.
  • Preferred working knowledge of Mathworks toolset but will consider equivalent experience in other toolsets.
  • Experience of Model Based System Engineering would be an advantage
  • Experience in using software calibration tools e.g. INCA, CANape
  • Full UK driving license

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop requirement specifications, design, implementation, integration and test of control system simulation models.
  • Work closely with engineers of different disciplines (mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic) to develop plant models that represent the physical systems with appropriate accuracy and fidelity
  • Prepare and maintain model parameterisation data. Liase with other teams to get the necessary data. Support testing undertaken to collect this data.
  • Maintain models using version control tools. Provide formal releases and documentation of models for other teams to use.
  • Support the integration of plant models into test environments (MIL, HIL).
  • Investigate issues found in the plant models and manage the resolution of them.
  • Work closely with Control System and Control Software teams to ensure delivery of complete system.
  • Be a practitioner and promoter of advanced simulation techniques
  • Support system robustness, diagnostics and functional safety development and analysis at a simulation level.
  • Mentor junior members of the team in UK and China

Other Features of job

  • Role based in UK with core CAUK team. Occasional travel to other CA sites, on development trips and to visit suppliers is a requirement.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK 
Package : Competitive salary, negotiable depending on background and experience