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Senior Engineer – Electrified Powertrain

Senior Engineer – Electrified Powertrain

Hernshead Recruitment

To limit the global temperature rise to 1.5ºC, car emissions must be zero by 2050 at the latest… This means we must be selling only electric cars in the early 2030s!

The automotive industry is set to advance more in the next five years than it has in the last 100. It is a moment at which we must adapt and change to survive.

With the industry set to evolve so much in the next 5 years, this also mean our engineers will have to adapt and adjust to survive too. Why wait for the industry to change when you can make the switch first and be head of the game?

This prospect would give you the opportunity to make that jump and provide you with the chance to work on the latest driveline and transmission systems.

You would be joining a well-established company who were founded in 2007, they are expanding rapidly in both UK and US which leaves lots of room for progression too.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and review electrified powertrain system requirements and architectures for customer and internal programs in automotive, aero and off highway applications for ASIL C/D applications.
  • Create detailed designs for high power (>150kW, 300-800V) traction inverters and associated digital and mixed signal control and interface circuits, actuators and sensors.
  • Microcontroller hardware implementation (ideally Infineon AurixTM automotive family).
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer. Understanding of creepage and clearance requirements for HV circuit design (LV123, HV3 level). BOM generation and coordinating with contract PCBA manufacturers.
  • Create detailed design documentation showing worst case calculations, circuit and thermal simulations, component selection, costed BoMs, test requirements and validation test reports.
  • Work with EP mechanical engineers to develop integrated electronic / mechanical / thermal design concepts.
  • Define and review test plans and DVPRs for Electrified Powertrain systems and components (LV124 etc), from traction inverters to fully integrated electric drive units (EDUs).
  • Safe use of high power, high voltage development and test equipment such as high power battery emulators, PSUs, power analysers, loads, motor test dynos etc within a dedicated high voltage development lab and EDU test facility, up to ~1MW and 800Vdc.
  • Familiar with digital motor control schemes for a variety of motor technologies (IPM, SPM, ASM, SR etc) – FOC, field weakened operation, overmodulation, harmonic current injection for NVH, fault and protection schemes etc.
  • Designing to meet EMC requirements for EDU components (ISO7637 etc) at subsystem level.
  • Ability to generate and develop subsystem DFMEA and HARA from program initiation.
  • Provide accurate project timing, resource and cost planning information to support Program Management and Business Development activities.
  • Work with EP control software engineers to test and develop inverter and motor control software and test electronics hardware.
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