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Senior or Principal E-Drive Controls Engineer


Powertrain Software


Competitive salary package, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.


Birmingham B37 7YG, UK

About the Role

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic or Control System Engineering

  • 5 + 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


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supporting 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

  • 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

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