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Project Engineer Hybrid Controls rigs

Apply now Job no: 503176
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Wellesbourne
Categories: Research and Development

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

This unique role exists to enable the production of in house and outsourced powertrain software, hardware and calibrations for our future Hybrid powertrain families delivering a concept Hybrid platform. Managing key suppliers required achieving delivery of a fully functioning Hybrid system meeting the programme objectives.  To assess and feedback issues to the Powertrain calibration and Wider Powertrain team.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Become Architect and lead all development activity for all SIL, HIL and other powertrain rigs within the wider controls team
  • Software design and development experience using MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Knowledge of the full software lifecycle including requirements, design, code and text
  • Knowledge of CAN protocol and overall network protocols
  • Support and deliver Hybrid controls systems and to maximise performance, reliability and driveability across a range of complex ICE and Hybrid architectures as applied to our Hybrid vehicles including Motors, battery, Inverter etc.
  • Responsible for Planning and delivery of all activity leading to a successful concept with a view to production feasibility.
  • Manage and support powertrain activity on defined projects, assimilate and distribute knowledge within the wider team.
  • Manage the progress and reporting for Hybrid Powertrain deliverables as detailed, ensuring they meet all cost, time and quality targets to a level of initial delivery
  • Be a key point of contact for defined customers and suppliers to powertrain Hybrid concept wrt Hybrid controls architecture and its implementation,
  • Ensure Hybrid platform deliverables are delivered in line with the system design specification.
  • Represent the company externally at a senior level regarding activities and supplier visits.
  • Prepare reports of all findings from rigs, Test beds, Vehicle testing and environmental testing of the vehicle, and present these to all levels up to director technical meetings
  • Manage and hardware/tools to support development activity.
  • Guide, direct and train to develop other team members.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Solid experience within an automotive vehicle manufacturer or Consultancy with direct experience of delivery of Powertrain Control and hardware systems as applied to Hybrid technologies.
  • Strong Controls background.
  • Knowledge of Simulink real time, Speedgoat, DSpace tools
  • Knowledge of calibration, diagnostic and measurement tools such as INCA, CANalyser, Busmaster
  • Recent direct experience of application of new technologies, HV machines and systems
  • Educated to Degree level Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline


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