Subject Matter Expert - Electric Machines









Competitive Salary

Gordon Murray Electronics


Danielle Placey 1

01268 582900

Gordon Murray Electronics currently have an exciting opportunity for a Subject Matter Expert - Electric Machines to join their Design, Development and Engineering Centre based in Warwick, Midlands.


- Responsible for the design and specification of Electric Machine solutions for Prestige OEM electric and hybrid vehicles.

- Perform the role of in-house eMachine expert. Create and evolve a development roadmap for existing, future, and conceptual methodologies. Explore possibilities for marginal gains, to push the limits of what is technically possible.

- Identify and develop IP that can be leveraged by prestige OEM to create innovative products. Develop a strategy to develop different technologies to create a product catalogue that OEM can use to deliver a range of electric vehicles.

- Develop optimal solutions for prestige OEM projects and translate these into requirement specifications that can be presented to suppliers and partners.

- Execute and interpret efficiency maps and system designs to aid selection of appropriate technologies and hardware. This will include close working with gearbox and inverter teams to produce a complete drivetrain.

- 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, heat exchangers) 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 working with Electric Machines within an automotive engineering environment.

- Demonstrable understanding of motor control and use of electric machines within an automotive environment.

- Understanding of the pros and cons of different design concepts. SPM, IPM, SRM, Inductive and Hybrid including how they impact manufacturability and carbon footprint.

- 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 their aspirations and vision moving forwards.

- Possession of a Mechanical, 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.

This job description may not detail some duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may be reasonably required by the Management Team.


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