Project Engineer (Powertrain Electrification – Charging & Conversion)

Reference: JS-FHR-2184

£Negotiable, Full Benefits, Discounted Car Scheme & Bonus

Our Client, a World recognised and respected Automotive OEM Manufacturer based in rural Warwickshire, are actively seeking a Project Engineer – Powertrain Electrification (Charging & Conversion) to join their highly successful team in the West Midlands. In this role, you will be responsible for the on-time delivery of all DCDC converters and on-vehicle charging systems and their integration into vehicles across all car programmes. On offer to the successful candidate is a competitive, albeit negotiable basic salary, together with a full comprehensive benefits package, to include car discount scheme and bonus.

Further Responsibilities:

As Project Engineer, Charging & Conversion, in Powertrain Electrification, you will be responsible for the following activities:

-To define, own and deliver DCDC conversion and on-vehicle charging systems and their integration into vehicle from concept through to production, including achieving:
-Quality: Identify & contain potential quality concerns using engineering quality systems (FMEAs, Robustness).
-Cost: Definition of programme cost targets and working with suppliers to deliver system that achieves these targets.
-Weight: Definition of programme weight targets & managing CAD engineers to design system that achieves targets.
-Function: Generate robust System Design Specification to define system functional targets and feature specification; deliver components to achieve targets; support Test & Development team with DVP planning & execution & ensure supplier tests are completed on time.
-Package: Manage CAD engineers to achieve static & dynamic clearance targets, negotiate component change in other company R&D departments if required to achieve clearances.
-Main point of contact for DCDC conversion and on-vehicle charging systems and their integration into vehicle for feasibility, functionality and resolution of technical issues.
-Work cross-functionally with other R&D departments (especially Electrical Circuits and EDS teams) to define DCDC conversion, on-vehicle charging system and efficient power management strategy achieving vehicle requirements.
-Acquire and evaluate competitor benchmark information to influence concept creation in early project phases.
-Coordinate system and supplier comparison studies and evaluate RFQ responses to influence management decisions.
-Develop and deliver commodity strategy for HV DC/DC converters and on-vehicle charging system.
-Establish regular design reviews with cross functional teams
-Train, coach and present technical information and share the knowledge throughout the company.
-Develop and record best practices and lead development of DCDC conversion and on-vehicle charging system design manuals to handle the Powertrain Electrification requirements of today and the future.

Qualifications & Experience ideally required:

·         Should ideally be educated to Degree level in Electronic /Mechanical Engineering or similar, although lesser qualifications, but plenty of relevant experience will be considered.

·         Will be an experienced Automotive Project Engineer with experience in the delivery of DCDC converters and on-vehicle charging systems and their integration for hybrid and/or electric vehicles.

·         You’ll have knowledge of all relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements for Automotive DCDC converters and on-vehicle charging systems and their integration.

·         You’ll need experience of leading the development of charging strategies and charging profiles.

·         Should have knowledge of project life cycle management from early R&D to series production.

·         You’ll have hands-on experience of working with LV and HV systems.

·         You’ll be experienced in the leadership of product development projects to production.

Preferred areas of experience include:

·         DCDC converters and on-vehicle charging system development for high performance hybrid and/or electric vehicles.

·         Understanding of hybrid and electric powertrain system functionalities and attributes at vehicle, system and component levels.

·         Automotive powertrain electrical, electronic and mechanical integration knowledge.

·         Use of test equipment to support electrical and electronic system testing.

·         Driving product development issues to a resolution.

·         Strong user of MATLAB/Simulink

·         Experience with CAD (NX, CATIA)

This position is available immediately.

To APPLY, please contact Jason Seed DipRP, DipRSA, FIRP, Director of Forbes HR Ltd on:

Telephone: 01295 768360

Mobile: 07738 766526



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