Integration Engineer – Electrical
Do you think electric vehicles are going to take over the world?
If your answer is yes to the above question, then skip the next few lines as you and I both know it already of interest! If your answer is no… well if I’m honest I don’t agree. Now let me tell you why…
About 17,000 electric vehicles were on the roads in 2010 as stated by IEA (International Energy Agency). By 2019, that number had ballooned to 7.2 million! That’s a whopping 425% increase in the last 9 years… roughly around 50% each year!
As you can see from the figures provided by IEA, Electric vehicle sales have continued to grow and grow year after year, with more and more electric vehicles on the road each day, whether it be an electric supercar, superbike or even an electric bus. If you still believe electric vehicles will not consume the world in the future, then please feel free apply to prove me otherwise!
When looking into a new opportunity (especially in the current circumstances) I’m sure you are looking to find something that is both reliable and secure. With all this being said I know you would rather a role with some exciting work rather than sit in a role which is secure but is like watching paint dry….
I truly believe that this role is the best of both worlds, as you would be working for a well-established company who have been running since the early 80’s but also you would be joining the company as they are going into an exciting new venture in terms of exploring electric vehicles.
The role will be working as an Integration Engineer within the Electronic/Electrical department
Duties and Responsibilities:
Model specific electrical system integration:
- Responsible for deploying Electrical systems including both new and existing components and architectures onto a new model development in line with vehicle development stage-gates.
- Coordination of qualitative vehicle specific feedback exercises using test riders, and generation of reports justifying configuration parameters e.g. heated grip thresholds, ambient light adjustment parameters.
- Coordinating the use of electrical development bikes both on site and off site (with suppliers).
Management of model configurations:
- ECU (Electronic Control Unit) configuration planning and release across EOW (End-of Workshop) and EOL (End-of-Line) stations to support build plan, market, and model variants.
- Working with EES team component engineers to generate applicable ECU calibration files in line with the model specification.
- Pre-build application testing of software and configurations, on development or ‘lab’ bike, ensuring each system’s communication nodes work correctly.
- Configuring development / lab bike to ALL different variants including accessory options- e.g. disable configuration / fit optional parts, then test.
- Release of justification reports for configuration parameters, capturing outcomes of both subjective and objective feedback exercises as appropriate.
Vehicle level issue investigation (electrical focus):
- Vehicle DTC log reviews generated by the EOW tool.
- Monitoring of bike level DTC’s recorded, coordinating investigation and resolution where required through close interaction with specialist teams.
- First line investigation of CAN logger data, aiming to resolve issues before escalating with specialist teams.
- Identifying and reporting software bugs observed during vehicle testing/integration, to the specialist EES teams.
Vehicle build support :
- Supporting vehicle build and resolving issues promptly to minimise any delay.
- End-of-Line (EOL) / End-of-workshop (EOW) system trials, preparation, and audit to ensure readiness for all build stage-gates.
- Coordinating initial testing of vehicle level functionality at each build and providing approval to test / approval to despatch confirmations to the vehicle team to progress with on-road testing and homologation.
- Generation of vehicle level test plans and reports to support rigorous system validation.
- Working with the vehicle test fleet coordinator, scheduling Vehicle level approval tests, coordination and report generation for assigned models.
- Preparing vehicle level test reports for release.