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  • Job reference: RMS0173332

Specialist Engineer - 31219

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/11/2016
  • Duration: on going

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:
"TRANSCEND is a new Advanced Propulsion Centre funded program, to develop a new hybrid transmission specification, from concept to series production equivalent design release. Work with TRANSCEND Core Team, key collaborative and sub-contract partners to deliver transmission electrical and electronic systems specifications for TRANSCEND. Establish and maintain specifications for system level transmission electronics, sensors and actuators. Support Programme gateways event; ECU specification development, system level sensors and actuators integration and ECU specifications complete. Document and concur Design Decisions. Support program deliverables and objectives, including reporting forums and presentations. Establish and maintain Technical Target Brochure and secure agreement with all stakeholder parties. Concur assumptions with electrical and electronic systems engineering and transmission/vehicle teams, oversee all collaborative partner sensor and actuator activities. Report overall status to TRANSCEND Programme Leaders. Concur functional and operational strategy assumptions with stakeholders."

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:
1)Fundamentals of Powertrain electronics and electronic control modules, from base hardware design requirements.,
2)Extensive Powertrain controls systems integration, in conjunction with software development.
3)CAN/LIN-Bus systems expertise, especially with FlexRay and hybrids experience.

Experience Required: "Self-motivated and adaptable to changing demands. Experience of Powertrain electronics and electrical systems, installation and delivery, especially hybrid variants. Demonstrable experience of planning and delivering powertrain controls hardware from concept. Demonstrable experience and working knowledge of hybrid solutions and integration with core Powertrain and/or vehicle systems. Delivery of system and components specification details using engineering service providers. Ideally degree or equivalent qualified."

Experience Preferred: "HIL/SIL/CIL development techniques. DV testing of calibration and controls systems. Calibration and controls DFEMA and system specification control documentation. CAN/LIN-Bus knowledge, definition and delivery of I/O for Powertrain Control Modules. Complete integration of electronic systems in to vehicle controller networks."

Additional Information : This role will require some one who desires a challenge, can innovate and lead the system level design of a completely novel hybrid transmission, focussing on it's electrical and electronics hardware aspects.

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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