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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

If you are selected for an interview, our recruitment team will contact you directly. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to inform the candidates who are not shortlisted or provide specific feedback.

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