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Gateway Electronics Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/10/2018
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
Main Purpose of the Role
This role is as an electronics system engineer within the Vehicle Energy Management, Networks & Diagnostic team.

- Provide the expert theoretical and practical capability of developing the gateway ECU.
- Responsibility for the development and maintenance of the gateway ECU and its interfaces.
- Electrical system integration role for the drive select system functionality

Scope of the Role

* Gather requisite information on systems from Group partners or suppliers and evaluate to support business decisions.
* Ensure that engineering/development proposals can be accommodated within existing electrical strategies and architectures
* Support the definition of the system electrical architecture, functionality and connectivity.
* Responsible for packaging the gateway ECU and also ancillary parts where required e.g. brackets & fixings.
* Understanding of the required deliverables at each of the vehicle project milestones in the context of the Gateway ECU and also including diagnostic and networks requirements as these may have different deliverables to physical parts or functional SW.
* Manage component and system suppliers in order to meet the cost, time and quality targets of the project and business.
* Devise methods of simulation to support development of design concepts and validation.
* Conduct system and/or component FMEA's internally as well as facilitating supplier FMEA's.
* Support simulator and prototype vehicle builds and feedback lessons learnt for later SW releases/interfaces where appropriate for the gateway or other systems which interface with the gateway.
* Support of manufacturing engineering, production planning, logistics, purchasing, aftersales and quality departments. This list is not an exhaustive of departments.
* Test specification creation and maturation applicable to the new/existing functions of the Gateway. SW test plan creation meeting the vehicle project milestones.
* Timely resolution and management of any issues found with the system during design, test, prototype and production builds up to SOP +90, to ensure that these are closed down as robustly and efficiently as possible.
* Expected to present status of the system against vehicle project deliverables to Senior management as required, including issues found and the implementation of the resolution.
* Manage component change, including feasibility, cost and timing evaluations
* Investigate in-field issues, identification of root causes and introduction of remedial actions.
* Expedite Engineering Sign-Off (ESO) for all components.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
* Competent knowledge of vehicle communications networks and diagnostic protocols e.g. CAN, LIN, Flexray, UDS, KWP2000.
* Excellent understanding of distributed vehicle electronics systems
* Conversant with electronic hardware and software design processes
* Familiarity with methods for specification and modeling such as Matlab Simulink, Stateflow
* Ability to drive specific diagnostic tools. CANoe, CANape
* Conversant with manufacturer diagnostic tools
* Demonstrated experience working for an automotive manufacturer or relevant supplier in a product development role
* German language skills would be of benefit

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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