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Senior Electrified Powertrain Development Engineer

Senior Electrified Powertrain Development Engineer

Hernshead Recruitment

Eggs, sausages, bacon and a coffee… some of the main components of the perfect breakfast, right?

This might look like the beginning of a breakfast shopping list and you’re probably wondering what this has to do with an advert for an Senior Electrified Powertrain Development Engineer… but bear with me…

Unfortunately, these are also some of the worst foods for the environment due to the high emissions created by transportation, farming and feeding that is involved within the process. I know we can’t help with every single part of the method involved but even a little help could make big difference.

The high emissions are particularly due to the farming and transportation of these goods, even down to the average family travelling to the supermarket to do their weekly shop. This is mainly because of the petrol and diesel used within the two steps mentioned. Powertrains are one of the main components within vehicles whether it be passenger cars, commercial vehicles or the large engines within agricultural vehicles/machines and this company offering this opportunity is looking to develop a greener and safer way for these vehicles to operate through development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems.

You have the opportunity to be part of a company who currently have around 11,500 employees (plus 70 years of experience) and are still growing. This is because not only do they want to make the world more sustainable, but they also value their employees and believe into turning visions of the future into reality.

We are currently seeking Electrified Powertrain Development Engineers which will play a key role in supporting Start of Production Projects.


  • Responsible for the testing campaign from requirement definition to Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Definition of the testing requirement (technical and timing) with the Subject Matter Expert
  • Supervision of the testing facility set up, to ensure Rig and Unit Under Test fulfil requirement (BoM creation)
  • On site support at customer or other facilities as appropriate, to monitor and ensure good delivery of the testing campaign
  • Timely data processing and data analysis that will be used to make engineering decisions 
  • Daily summary updates on project and testing status to various project stakeholders
  • Responsibility to ensure any issues have been formally logged on and assigned
  • Technical direction to test facilities and other stakeholders
  • Support internal company presentations and participate in trainings and knowledge exchange 
  • Responsible for coaching and guiding other engineers
  • Quality and peer reviewing 
  • Overall responsibility for reporting to Seniors/Managers
  • Expected to assume the role of the Subject Matter Expert (SME)


  • Minimum of 2:1 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant engineering area (Mechanical, Automotive, etc)
  • Experience in powertrain development or testing
  • Team leading experience
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to summarise and make clear technical recommendations across multifunctional disciplines with supporting data
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with high level instruction, minimal detail breakdown and to be able to seek out relevant information, data and support from other engineering groups
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both written and verbal, with company and customer/supplier team members
  • Flexible and adaptable to move onto other commodities (e.g. battery/DCDC/charging/inverter)
  • Electric Drive Unit experience and knowledge
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