Technical Specialist or Principal Engineer – Fuel Cell Systems

29 November 2019
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

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 of responsibility for the right candidate.  To work within a multi-disciplinary environment in the UK and China to develop our fuel cell system understanding, specification, development & integration capability.  To conducting research studies into fuel cell passenger car technology trends and related legislation.

Personal Specification

  • An excellent understanding of the electrochemistry related to energy conversion in a fuel cell and the physics of the corollary fluid systems. A thorough understanding of the related electrical systems will be a distinct advantage.
  • A sound grasp of the various system attributes, their balancing and technology trends.
  • Experience of defining engineering and test specifications for the related systems.
  • An excellent grasp of the Safety needs for developing Electric and Hydrogen powertrain vehicles and associated legislation.
  • An understanding of the related controls systems with the ability to define requirements for the same.
  • An 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.
  • Good understanding of powertrain development process from fundamental research, advanced engineering and product development.
  • Experience gained working for an Automotive OEM or with a Supplier.
  • The ability to work internationally with an open mindset, being adaptable to varied cultural approaches.
  • An understanding of ISO9001 and IATF16949 an advantage.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and work with the engineering departments at Changan to define the development and test approaches for the application and integration 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 studies for New Energy Vehicle Powertrains trends.
  • Carry out research into Governmental laws and regulations.

Other Features of job

  • 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
Package : Competitive salary, negotiable depending on background and experience