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  • Job reference: RMS0217802

Senior & Lead Control Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Croydon, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/10/2019
  • Duration: permanent ongoing
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The Role:
My client who's cutting-edge technology uniquely harnesses liquid air to deliver zero emissions power and cooling are recruiting for a Senior & Lead Control Systems Engineer to work on a Staff basis.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of Control and Electrical Systems, you will work in a team to design and develop control systems for the complex and technically advanced systems incorporating hardware and software systems. You will have responsibility for execution of work packages and tasks within the company's main projects, relating to the design, development, prototyping and testing of our products and technology. This will require a mix of practical and analytical skills and may include working off-site and with customers.

Your primary responsibility will be to design model based control system of products including high and low voltage systems, mule prototypes and circuit boards in mainly MATLAB/Simulink environment as well as writing scripts in C/C++ and Python to develop in MIL (Model-In-the-Loop) simulation testing and HIL (Hardware-In-the-Loop) test environments.

You will be expected to liaise with the design, development, project management, commercial, prototype and production manufacturing teams, technical partners and suppliers to ensure the designs meet the requirements for timing, performance, manufacturability and cost.

Additionally, you will support R&D activities and the development of tools for continuous improvement of control systems design.

Person Specification
It is anticipated that you will be an engineer with minimum 5 years' experience in the control system design. You should have a further education qualification in engineering (electrical, mechatronic or systems) either at graduate, postgraduate or HND/HNC level and have demonstrable experience working within a team environment.

The following attributes and skills are essential for the role:
* Solid understanding of whole system/product development cycle activities and ability to achieve cost, weight and technical targets within specified timescales
* Sound knowledge of control system modelling, analysis and design using MATLAB Simulink, CAN tools (one of Peak CAN, CANalyser, etc), programming and scripting languages, e.g. C/C++, Python etc
* Experience in developing embedded control algorithms, demonstrate knowledge of implementation of control strategies into production systems and understand underlying theoretical principles of embedded control systems
* Experience in capturing system requirements specification and analysis for control systems (Software, Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical integrated system)
* Test case creation and execution: Translate Hardware and Software requirements into a test specification and actions.
* Working knowledge of control system strategies (e.g. closed loop, PID, state machines).
* Experience with model version control (Git) and software version control (Git)

In addition, the following attributes would be advantageous;
* Experience in engine, vehicle, renewables or power generation control systems, especially in dynamic modelling and simulation for the heat transfer
* Experience with CAN bus system design, development and testing
* Experience in ECU calibration
* Familiarity with Control system theory such as- MIMO, system identification, mathematical modelling (transfer function), matrix manipulation, PID, pole placement, adaptive control, fuzzy logic, stability analysis, tracking algorithm, axis transformation will be beneficial.
* Experience in MIL (Model-In-the-Loop) simulation testing and HIL (Hardware-In-the-Loop) test environments
* Practical knowledge of sensors, actuators and interfaces
* Self-starter able to sustain a high, multitask workload
* Clear and effective communication skills with internal and external clients
* Excellent problem solver, capable of thinking "outside the box"
* Quick learner with good time management skills
* Chartered or working towards chartered status desirable

As the role will involve interaction with our technical partners, suppliers and clients it is expected that the candidate will be happy to travel both in the UK and Overseas.

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