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Battery Simulation and Verification engineer

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: ePowertrain

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.


But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.


As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.


Join us.


Job Purpose:

To be responsible for simulation, integration and validation of the HV Battery systems at component, pack and vehicle level, across all AML programmes:

  • Working with Battery and BMS Engineers to define component functionality and integration test through the development.
  • Defining the associated 1D models for battery systems and its sub-components as well as the overall plant models.
  • Being the main point of contact for the team, supporting vehicle test activities
  • Ownership of the MiL activities.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Battery working group, you’ll be responsible to conduct the validation plans as well as analyze and debug any battery issue coming from the fleet.
  • Working closely with Battery and BMS Engineers to define component functionality and integration tests required for each stage of the development cycle.
  • Developing and coordinating test plans to ensure the BMS is fully validated by the time the certification is required.
  • Developing plant models for cells, contactors, sensors, and other components of the battery systems.
  • Conducting software tests on component, rig and vehicles to validate different functionalities, using the quality processes for automotive industry: 8D, Ishikawa, etc.
  • Issue tracking reported during testing: being part of the root cause analysis team, ensuring the adequate validation.
  • Task tracking – Weekly program status report as part of the Battery working group.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Advanced understanding of Battery Systems and BMS - State flow, Diagnostic, Fault thresholds, Software flashing
  • Advanced understanding of Vehicle communication protocols, such as CAN, LIN and Ethernet
  • Hands-on experience working with vehicle LV and HV systems.
  • Expert user of MATLAB - Simulink
  • Strong user of Simscape.
  • Prior modelling experience on thermal and electrical domains.
  • Communication toolsets: VECTOR toolset (CANaylzer/ CANoe) or Bosh (ETAS / INCA).
  • Prior experience modelling the mechanical domain.
  • Prior battery component design experience, such as busbars, connectors, etc.
  • Automotive electrical design and development.
  • Engineering Degree in Electrical, Electronic and/or related field.


  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver results with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organise multiple inputs into succinct summary.
  • Accomplished writer of technical and project status reports.
  • Fluent presenter of technical information at all levels including to senior director level at AML and in external companies.
  • Ability to challenge experts, consultants and seniors by presenting measured opinion.
  • Passion for the advancement of hybrid and electric powertrain and vehicle technology.


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