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Software Engineer - Powertrain - 24910

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Coventry
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/09/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
This role is to provide a strategic framework that supports Product Development's CAE and system simulation work streams.
The objective of the role is to create robust, representative and correlated transmissions and transmission controller models for use by the Powertrain transmission team and the wider Product Development community.
- Deciding how best to develop the Transmission plant models with key suppliers. (Either developing in house models to meet requirements Or using supplier based plant models.)

Agreeing and documenting all plant model interfaces, ensuring commonality across all programmes.
Developing a TCM (Transmission Control Module) controller in the loop model.
- Deciding how best to develop the controller models with key transmission suppliers. (Either developing in house models to meet requirements Or using supplier based plant models.)
- Agreeing and documenting controller model interfaces, again ensuring commonality across all projects.

Develop/agree toolsets to improve efficiency through the Automatic Transmission Calibration and Controls teams.
- Optimisation of technology and AT fuel economy benefit.
- Standard package of CAE data to support transmission calibration.
- Torque Converter MP2000 characteristics support of hardware development.
- Close loop feedback with calibration development through the delivery.

Analysis of current calibrations to ensure no degradation to FE / CO2.
- Develop the CAE data used to improve desktop calibrations (Altitude / Road Load / vehicle acceleration / development of shift logic)
- Develop shift map calibration scheduling tool.
- Develop shift quality tool and interaction with INCA.
- Develop calibration hygiene tool to robustly check calibrations.
Ensuring all models developed are in line with Virtual hub processes and guidelines.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of System Simulation Methods, Desktop Simulation, Rapid Controller Prototyping, Software in the Loop and Hardware in the Loop Verification Methods
Experience in System/Vehicle Simulation tools such as Mathworks (Matlab & Simulink)
Experienced in simulation of control systems in an Automotive environment
Experience in developing System Simulation Engineering Methods
Experienced in both plant model and controller model creation.

Basic understanding of automatic transmissions
Experience in System/Vehicle Simulation tools such as IPG CARMAKER/Dymola/AmeSim
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of control systems, calibration and attributes.
Good interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of dynamic systems behaviour and Standards
Strong analytical capability, including different methodologies and disciplined approach to data and model management.
Able to communicate complex technical concepts
Model Correlation/Validation Methods
Relevant degree preferred

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience within a calibration team
- Knowledge of whole vehicle

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