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Senior Development Engineer

Senior Development Engineer

Hernshead Recruitment

Have you ever found yourself in your garage, working on project and wanting to make a change in the world? Do you consider yourself as someone that is ready to embrace the future and wants to make the world a better, more sustainable place? Well in 1958 the founders of the company I am working with were doing just that.

For over sixty years now, the company has established themselves as globally recognized technology company that delivers propulsion and intelligent solutions for its customers in the automotive, aerospace, motorsport and marine sectors and now as a Senior Development Engineer you have the opportunity to join them.

The company I am working with already has an order book in place up to 2026 with £320 million from long-term contracts and revenues at record levels. Partnerships with General Motors, Aston Martin, Honda, Haitec and Porsche allow them to play a key role in determining the future direction of the automotive industry.

They are constantly seeking innovative ways to lead technology development while striving to deliver the reliability that their customers expect and therefore looking for innovative professionals to join them.

Your Responsibilities:

  • To deliver engineering objectives set by the Engineering Manager, Principle/Senior Engineer and/or specific engineering Project Leader, working either individually or as part of a project team
  • To deliver test objectives outlined in the Projects
  • Provide regular feedback and report as necessary to keep department management fully informed of project status
  • High competency of electrical standard in HV and LV assemblies
  • Be able to read and understand electrical/mechanical architecture diagrams
  • Become an expert in HV and LV vehicle battery architectures for prototype and production with the ability to critique and assist others to develop their own understanding
  • Become a Senior Authorised Person within our safety management structure
  • Work directly with the other members of the development and test team along with engineering and production teams to develop prototype and production high performance battery solutions
  • Test plan definition and reviews
  • Test equipment setup and operation
  • Developing processes and workflows to ensure correct levels of validation and reporting are maintained
  • Management and processing of data from the test facility internal and external
  • Liaising with key project stakeholders for test definitions

Essential Skills:

  • Highly self-motivated and able to plan and work autonomously where needed
  • Passion for electric vehicle powertrain technology
  • Willing to be flexible with working hours to suit testing requirements
  • Knowledge of CAN protocols and architecture
  • Experience with Canalyser or similar CAN analysis tools
  • Have a passion for engineering and problem solving
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