Senior/ Principal Engineer – Controls

Role Title:Senior/ Principal Controls Engineer
Reporting To:Chief Engineer – Control Systems
Role Purpose:A skilled Control Systems engineer, with experience developing whole vehicle models to support control software development, testing and validation. This is a hands-on role for an engineer who enjoys designing and implementing control software & simulation models, as well as the creative problem solving, and testing required to ensure they function as intended.

Key Aspects of the role

  • Design, implement and test (utilizing MIL/SIL/in-vehicle validation) control software using a model-based development approach
  • Design, implement and correlate BEV & HEV component and vehicle models for component sizing and performance analysis
  • Support the transition of control systems software from Sprint Power to clients
  • Support prototype vehicle builds and development at Sprint Power and client sites
  • Write relevant specifications, requirements and test plans / reports
  • Maintain good relationships with customers
  • Evaluate the impact of work delays, interruptions or changes in plans to develop an appropriate course of action
  • Seeing projects through from conception to handover

Required Qualifications, Functional Experience & Skills

  • A degree or similar in engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience.
  • Experience in automotive control systems design, ideally working on BEV/HEV projects
  • Detailed control systems/ plant models design, implementation, and validation experience
  • Experience in writing system and software specifications, requirements & test documents
  • Familiar with electrical debugging on vehicle, e.g. LV harnessing, continuity checking, isolation checking, etc
  • Familiar with vehicle performance, economy, emissions and driveability attributes/trade-off’s
  • Proven track record in the effective delivery of technical objectives to quality and time targets
  • Comfortable working closely with clients, often on-site at client locations
  • Enthusiastic about learning new disciplines and expanding current technical and project knowledge

Desired Qualifications, Functional Experience & Skills

  • Ideally sound experience with any of the rapid prototyping controllers (dSPACE, Motohawk, Raptor, Pi Innovo, etc.)
  • Experience with software version control tools, requirements management, software change request (SCR) management
  • Familiar with electrical debugging on vehicle, e.g. LV harnessing, continuity checking, isolation checking, etc
  • Familiar with charging protocols used on the electric vehicles

System or Knowledge

  • Advanced capabilities in Microsoft Office and applications.
  • Experienced user of MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow for embedded control system design and validation, along with a familiarity with powertrain modelling.
  • Experience with CCP & CAN based tools, e.g. INCA/CANape and CANalyzer
  • Experience and knowledge of whole vehicle electrical systems (high and low voltage)
  • Understanding and application of industry and legal standards relating to control systems

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated, creative and adaptive team player.
  • Willingness to take on roles, responsibilities and challenges required to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Able to prioritize and organize project workloads, schedules and tasks.
  • Strong presentation, report writing and communication skills.
  • Strong internal self-motivation
  • Able to work well under their own initiative, but also as part of a team

For job applications, please send us your cover letter and CV to Jobs@Sprint-Power.com or use the form below.

Online application form