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  • Job reference: RMS0214996

Senior Performance Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/08/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
My client has an exciting opportunity to help in the development of modern off highway powertrain systems. You will be responsible for verifying and optimising the system performance of a diesel engine powertrain.

Your objective will be to ensure that all target criteria are met and that the powertrain works to maximum efficiency in all operating conditions.

You will be required to undertake the generation & analysis of powertrain simulation tasks and co-ordinate calibration of powertrain simulation models from real world testing data & engine test cell results. The role involves planning as well as preparation and supervision of powertrain simulation and testing.

Data analysis and assessment as well as documentation of test results for report out to key stakeholders is an important part of this role.

The Senior Performance Systems Engineer will be planning and undertaking the execution of diesel engine systems simulation activities

Support conceptualisation studies for future powertrains

Specification of physical engine test plans including DoE considerations

Analysis of results and preparation of recommendations (written & verbal reports)

Liaison with and reporting to various functional groups within the organisation

Controls development and mathematical modelling using MATLAB/Simulink

Through simulation, provide predictions on product performance and variability on engine systems such as aftertreatment

Update & calibrate simulation models from test & data

The Company:
Our client is the worlds leading independent company in powertrain development. Based in the UK, our client has proven success in the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines. Our client is a highly competent partner to the engine and automotive industry.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
BEng in Mechanical/Automotive or related Engineering/Science discipline
Good knowledge of ICE fundamentals
Understanding of EAS performance & control
Understanding and experience of DoE and emissions modelling
Excellent communication skills in written & verbal English
Proven project management skills
Capable of working independently as well as part of large and small teams
High level competence using MATLAB/Simulink to develop mathematical models
Open minded, flexible 'can do' attitude

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Masters or PhD in specific subject area preferred
Knowledge of data analysis tools such as CONCERTO or equivalent
Knowledge and experience of specifying CI engine attributes and components
Understanding of worldwide emissions legislation, especially Stage V
Familiar with off highway heavy duty powertrain applications
Controls and calibration development using software or hardware in the loop (SiL / HiL)
Familiar with 1-D simulation tools (e.g GT-power)
Proven track record in aftertreatment system modelling, ideally in the heavy duty/ off-highway sector
Knowledge, interest & experience in non-ICE based powertrains

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