Senior or Principal Engineer - Hybrid Powertrain Strategy & Simulation

09 March 2020
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Changan UK R&D Centre, based in the West Midlands, is currently recruiting for a Senior/Principal Engineer – Hybrid Powertrain Strategy and Simulation.  This is an exciting career opportunity to work within a world leading Powertrain R&D Centre.

Job Purpose

Provide understanding and analysis of hybrid powertrain technologies to inform Changan’s future powertrain strategy

Personal Specification

  • An excellent understanding of the physics related to energy conversion and transfer in hybrid powertrains
  • Able to rationalise and articulate the benefits and drawbacks of various hybrid systems whilst considering the impact of other influencing factors such as engine technology, driving cycle and market preferences
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and future hybrid powertrain technologies – primarily associated with performance and efficiency
  • Familiar with powertrain and vehicle development processes including requirements of legislative and other standardised test procedures
  • Experience in the simulation of hybrid vehicle performance and efficiency – using an appropriate toolset (e.g. GT SUITE, SimScape, AVL CRUISE)
  • Ability to work with colleagues to justify and develop relevant sub-system models to enhance simulation functionality as required
  • Knowledge of hybrid powertrain control strategies and simulation thereof
  • Certain years of powertrain R&D related experience gained from working in an automotive OEM, consultancy and/or the supplier base

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Refine the existing Changan group hybrid strategy through strategic analysis and simulation to identify and justify the appropriate direction and technologies
  • Conduct research into electrified powertrain technologies and report as required to the wider UK and headquarter teams
  • Carry out research into governmental regulations and consider their impact on the future powertrain strategy
  • Collaborate with Engine, Transmission and Powertrain Control departments to facilitate knowledge sharing, understanding and to drive a coordinated strategy
  • Develop, maintain and utilise simulation models as needed to support understanding and sensitivity of technology benefits

Other Features of job

  • Primary location will be at Birmingham Business Park.
  • Travel may be required depending on project requirements.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
Package : Competitive salary, negotiable depending on background and experience