Principal Controls Development Engineer ELECT 541

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Principal Controls Development Engineer ELECT 541
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 (plus car allowance & benefits)
Grade 3
Posted Date: 12/02/2018
Expiry Date: 14/03/2018

The Electrical department`s primary function is to support Tata Motors' Electrical departments in both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles divisions. Areas of competency include energy storage systems (batteries and battery management systems), electrical distribution systems, power systems, system integration, high voltage electric vehicle systems and supplier process development.

This role is operating within a team developing algorithms for hybrid and electric vehicle supervisory control, transmission control, thermal control and autonomous vehicle demonstrators. The team works across the entire development process including requirements capture, control algorithm design and auto-coding, requirements based tested, control system integration and in-vehicle commissioning and calibration. The team is also responsible for component and system plant modelling which it uses for model-based development and testing. The role is project based and will involve elements of all of the operations that the team is involved in.

Main Activities & Tasks

- Primarily the development, testing and calibration of advanced algorithms for:
- Hybrid vehicle control
- Thermal system control
- Rig and vehicle prototype validation
- Autonomous vehicle control
- Management of the delivery of the controls aspects of the vehicle for both demonstrator and production intent vehicles
- Management of code verification and validation including process development in these areas
- Support for controls hardware specification for both rapid prototype and production controllers
- Assist with system specification, integration and engineering
- Support the transition of control systems from Advanced Engineering into mainstream product development
- FMAs
- Diagnostics development
- Hardware specification
- Integration with basic software
- Testing and verification

The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties within the scope and grading of the post.

Other Features of the Role

- Must be prepared for frequent travel, especially to India
- Role will involve a mixture of office based, lab based, workshop based and track based activity


Desirable - Degree qualified or similar qualification
Desirable - Working towards chartered status or already chartered


Essential - Demonstrates depth of knowledge in a relevant technical speciality
Desirable - Understanding and appreciation of EV/hybrid powertrain components and architectures
Desirable - Understanding of ISO26262 requirements for software development
Desirable - Understanding of software component integration in an AUTOSAR environment
Desirable - Vehicle dynamics controls knowledge will be an advantage
Desirable - Understanding of control software development and software architecture for autonomous vehicles

Relevant Skills for the Position

Essential - Generates new ideas with appropriate action plans. Demonstrates feasibility of ideas
Essential - Capable of managing a project element with support from more senior staff when necessary
Essential - Effective team member making improvements processes and providing high customer service
Essential - Assist with the administration duties to support Lead Engineer for effective performance of the team and consistently achieves forecast performance objectives
Essential - Ability to inspire team to strive for improvements and high customer service
Desirable - Capable of assessing technical risks associated with tasks and identifying appropriate counter measures
Essential - Strong presentation, report writing and communication skills


Desirable - A minimum of five years automotive or other relevant industry experience is essential
Essential - Proven track record in the effective delivery of technical objectives to quality and time targets
Essential - Experienced user of MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow for embedded control system design and validation along with familiarity of powertrain modelling
Essential - Experience with calibration tools, eg INCA or CANape
Essential - Experience with rapid prototyping tools for building and testing code for in-vehicle or on rig implementation
Essential - Experienced with rig and vehicle level validation testing inc. defining test specifications and instrumentation requirements
Desirable - Familiar with electrical debugging on vehicle, eg harnessing, continuity checking, isolation checking etc
Essential - Experience with software version control tools, requirements management, software change request (SCR) management

Personal Attributes

Essential - Strong numeracy and literacy
Essential - Good logical reasoning
Essential - Ability to overcome cultural barriers


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