Powertrain Control and Electronics & Integration Jobs

Principal E-Drive Controls Engineer

20 July 2022
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Job Purpose

Changan is undergoing a major transformation to electrify the powertrains of our passenger car business. The UK R&D Centre is at the forefront of this work to develop the future generation of electrified, connected, and intelligent powertrains. We are looking for an experienced e-drive and power electronics controls engineer to join us to lead our work in this area.

Personal Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic or Control System Engineering
  • 3 + years’ experience working with real-time embedded control systems
  • Background in Electrical Drive control software development
  • Experience of developing and testing control algorithms in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Knowledge of power electronics topologies and simulation techniques
  • Knowledge of electrical drive topologies and their drive control
  • Experience with data logging and calibration tools (INCA, CANalyzer, CANape)
  • Experience of using automotive communication protocols: CAN/ CAN FD
  • Experience of using and applying automotive software quality
  • Direct experience is essential with preferably some of this within the Automotive Industry
  • Experience of applying system engineering methods
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills, including the ability to write clear documentation
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a cross functional team
  • A working knowledge of Functional Safety Standard ISO26262 would be an advantage
  • Experience of working with hybrid and battery electric vehicles would be an advantage
  • Experience of undertaking DFMEA at System and Sub-System level, with good logical reasoning
  • Organised and able to prioritise effectively

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of e-drive and power electronics control systems
  • Capturing and analysing requirements from different stakeholders
  • Designing control algorithms & strategies (using MATLAB/Simulink) and autocode generation of production intent code
  • Designing system diagnostics and CAN communication specifications
  • Development of diagnostic and safety monitoring strategies
  • Developing validation tests for electrical test bench, HiL and vehicle
  • Provide expertise for investigations and problem-solving activities
  • Supporting system and hardware DFMEA and functional safety analysis
  • Managing the technical delivery of suppliers

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 with permanent visa or residence (candidates requiring visa sponsorship cannot be accepted for this role).  
Package : Competitive salary package, negotiable dependant on experience / qualifications.