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Senior or Principal Electrified Powertrain Development and Test Engineer


Powertrain Development


Competitive salary package, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

Full Time

Birmingham B37 7YG, UK

About the Role

Role is to lead test and development work on automotive electrified powertrains.


Degree level education likely in the field of electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. Higher level degrees are also useful. Experience in the automotive sector is required developing electrified powertrain and components.  Background in automotive development environment. Experience in electrified powertrain including E-machine, driveline and engine. Knowledge and understanding of vehicle attribute engineering and target setting. Expert knowledge of Instrumentation, sensors, data acquisition equipment and powertrain test cells. Working knowledge of automotive calibration & data acquisition tools (ETAS INCA/MDA preferred). Experience of managing projects, including planning, executing, and reporting results. Strong communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to write and present high-quality reports to a varied audience. Ability to overcome cultural barriers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead test & development work on electrified automotive powertrains and mechanical systems on powertrain test bed and in vehicle. This includes but is not limited to E-machines, E-drive units, battery, dedicated hybrid components and E-control units

  • Lead test and development of performance, efficiency, drivability etc. as needed based on project scope, to include:

o   Support/manage powertrain build activities (E-machine or hybrid drives)

o   Design, plan and organise test and development programmes on powertrain rig or dyno

o   Supervise powertrain development programs

o   Develop and setup test facilities to suit electrified powertrain development needs

o   Obtain and analyse data, ensuring data quality

o   Feedback results & prepare test reports

  • Experience on AVL or other powertrain rigs (5E) highly preferred

  • Develop working practices in the department including training of other staff members

  • Work collaboratively with the Design and CAE department and key external suppliers to establish powertrain targets for new projects and to help to establish and optimise designs

  • Work collaboratively with other departments on the analysis and integration of powertrain systems to ensure their proper function

  • Collaborate with CACQ as needed for joint projects and projects where support is required

  • Collaborate with the calibration team to seamlessly handover and jointly deliver projects as needed

Other Features

Must be eligible to work in the UK

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