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  • Job reference: RMS0189821

Senior Engineer Powertrain Calibration

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/01/2018
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
To develop the capabilities of the Our Client's powertrain controls department to deliver Client and Customer objectives.
External and internal representation.
To provide technical input and direction to the department.

* Develop and implementation of engineering processes to support project and departmental objectives
* Assist member of the department in their introduction to unfamiliar development procedures.
* Carry out engine or vehicle orientated development and work
* Carry out vehicle and engine controls system development to Client or customer development processes.
* Prepare for and attend offsite testing and climatic test trips when required.
* Create control algorithm specifications.
* Create or modify calibration procedures for new or developing control algorithms.
* Design engine control systems to satisfy the emissions and performance objectives.
* Investigate and resolve issues relating to engine and/or transmission control.
* Support manufacturing and after-sales departments with issues relating to powertrain controls and integration.
* Lead technical aspects of smaller projects.
* Issue reports on development work undertaken and provide input to status reports.
* Perform and co-ordinate technical aspects of Powertrain projects.
* Preparation of Powertrain technical documentation including reports and presentation material.
* Provide guidance on implementation and calibration of control algorithms.
* Provide technical input to proposals for new projects.
* Schedule, supervise, make changes and correlate results from emission test work.
* Specify ECU I/O for new systems.
* Support Chief Engineer or Executive Engineer at supplier or customer visits
* Train / assist in career development of department engineers and junior engineers
* Understand then calibrate engine control algorithms using appropriate calibration tools.
* Develop solutions relating to the integration of powertrain control systems within the whole vehicle electrical architecture.
Staff management
* Heath & safety implementation

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A thorough understanding of automotive legislative requirements.
Thorough understanding of powertrain controls strategy and software development

High level PC skills expected (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc). Familiarity with calibration development tools and techniques

Automotive powertrain experience, with recent experience of delivering aspects of calibration programs.

Outgoing/confident nature and ability to work as part of a team.

Should possess very high degree of self motivation.

Will exhibit a high level of attention to detail.

High level leadership qualities.

Calibration background, thorough understanding of the calibration process. Recent delivery of programs at a senior level within a calibration department. Thorough understanding of combustion engine development.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering degree, masters, PhD. Membership of appropriate institution (IMechE).

Knowledge of advanced powertrain developments, with an emphasis on CO2 reduction.

Advanced combustion analysis and calibration tools such as DoE and calibration management tools.

Flexible, motivated and delivery driven

Planning skills and coordination of project activities will be expected to be developed.
language would be advantageous

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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