Technical Expertise Engineer









Bianca Harris

01268 582926

Position Title: Technical Expertise Engineer

Duration: Contract

Location: Gaydon

Division: Engineering Operations

Position Description:
• mHiL Engineer
• Engineering Laboratories (EL) forms the backbone of the Clients’ internal vehicle test and development capability, and is responsible for a wide and diverse range of activities including Structural Test, Body Rig Test, Road Load Data, Analytical Facilities, NVH, Climatic Test, Electrical Test and Safety Test.
• The Technology Development Department are responsible for the design and delivery of facility components, test rigs and the infrastructure required in support of the core EL areas delivering physical test plans.
• The area is also responsible for the development and delivery of key new facilities, technology, infrastructure and strategy for EL, leading projects from concept through to delivery.
• The role will see the associate responsible for the development and implementation of mechatronic hardware-in-the-loop (mHiL) test solutions across all the Engineering Labs test areas.

Skills Required:
• Competent user of automotive simulation packages: IPG Carmaker, dSPACE ASM and Mathworks Simulink that will allow testing of automotive systems (active chassis systems, HVAC, battery management systems).
• dSPACE HiL toolchain (ControlDesk, ConfigurationDesk, and AutomationDesk) advanced user.
• At least 3 years proven hands-on experience in commissioning hardware-In-the-loop (HiL) solutions with working knowledge and expertise in: dSPACE SCALEXIO and MicroAutobox hardware, restbus simulation and simulation model (IPG or ASM) integration.

Experience Required:
• Experience working with automotive simulation packages: IPG Carmaker, dSPACE ASM, Simpack.
• Experienced in using dSPACE HiL software packages (ControlDesk, ConfigurationDesk, ModelDesk and AutomationDesk).
• Experienced in an Electrical, Electronics or Controls Engineering field.
• Knowledge of testing methodologies relating to the testing of automotive systems (chassis, powertrain, body) and road vehicles.
• Experienced with Vector Tools CANalyzer & CANoe (CANape also of benefit).
• Knowledge of communication protocols Flexray, CAN, LIN, Automotive Ethernet, EtherCAT, SCRAMNet.
• Scripting languages Python, MAT-Script, Visual Basic (CAPL Essential).
• Applied understanding of vehicle electrical systems and wiring

Experience Preferred:
• Prior experience working in automotive simulation or software development role.
• Prior experience working with test rigs and driving simulators (AVL, MTS, ABD, etc.).
• Educated to degree level in a related discipline
• Experience of collaborative team environments
• Experience operating and working in a technically capable team

Education Required:
• Key interactions will include: System and simulation engineers Fellow rig integration and test engineers Test Facility management.
• Electrical technicians and fitting staff.


Electrical and Electronics Engineering


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