Project Engineer – Battery Systems











Electric Vehicles

Competitive plus benefits


Danielle Placey

01268 582900

Position Title: Subject Matter Expert – Battery Systems

Duration: Permanent

Location: Wawick

• Our Client currently has an exciting opportunity for a Subject Matter Expert – Battery Systems to join our Design, Development and Engineering Centre

• Responsible for the design and specification of Battery solutions for the Clients’ electric and hybrid vehicles.
• Perform the role of Battery Systems in-house expert.
• Create and evolve a development roadmap for automotive batteries, capturing chemistry, cooling and assembly methodologies.
• Explore possibilities for marginal gains, to push the limits of what is technically possible.
• Identify and develop IP that can be leveraged by the Clients’ to create innovative products.
• Develop optimal solutions for the Clients’ projects and translate these into requirement specifications that can be presented to suppliers and partners.
• Execute and interpret battery simulation and cell lifetime durability testing to aid selection of appropriate technologies.
• Ensure that the technical strategy and vision of the solution is translated to relevant stakeholders, including Project Engineers who will be instrumental in delivering the technical solution.
• Support of Project Engineers throughout the project lifecycle, which will include periods of taking responsibility for development activities during the programme.
• Maintain technical oversight of all programmes to ensure that key components (e.g. structure, controllers, thermal) are correctly located and packaged in accordance with vehicle requirements.
• Act as the authority in system review, verification & validation activities including leading FMEAs, DVP planning and ISO26262 compliance.

The Person:
• Significant experience of battery systems within an automotive engineering environment.
• Demonstrable understanding of energy storage architectures and underlying principles and technologies including thermal management, lifetime operation, cell degradation and control strategies.
• Experience of development engineering with Tier 1 suppliers, preparation of project documentation and reports. Risk management, mitigation, and recovery planning.
• Working knowledge of associated systems such as OBCs, DCDCs and Inverters.
• Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (FMEA, DVP, quality planning, PPAP etc.) and full product lifecycle activities.
• Ability to communicate the requirements of the vehicle programme to a supplier and manage the cost/benefit/compromise when adapting and enhancing existing and new technologies.
• Inspiring, articulate, self-motivated, and able to work well on own initiative.
• Able to influence and align stakeholders to our aspirations and vision moving forwards.
• Possession of an Electronics, Control Systems, Automotive or similar honours engineering degree.
• Post graduate qualifications are essential.
• Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered.
• Full driving licence is essential.
• No visa or other restrictions for working in the UK or travelling in the European Union.


Project Engineer – Battery Systems


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