Principal Engineer – Hybrid Powertrain Strategy & Simulation

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Job Type: Permanent

Job Skills: Powertrain Strategy Automotive Hybrid Simulation GT SUITE SimScape AVL CRUISE

Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum

Principal Engineer – Hybrid Powertrain Strategy & Simulation

On behalf of a West Midlands based OEM, we are currently recruiting for a Senior/Principal Engineer – Hybrid Powertrain Strategy and Simulation. This is an exciting career opportunity to work within a world leading Powertrain R&D Centre. The candidate will be hired to provide understanding and analysis of hybrid powertrain technologies to inform our client’s future powertrain strategy

Personal Specification

  • An excellent understanding of the physics related to energy conversion and transfer in hybrid powertrains
  • Able to rationalise and articulate the benefits and drawbacks of various hybrid systems whilst considering the impact of other influencing factors such as engine technology, driving cycle and market preferences
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and future hybrid powertrain technologies – primarily associated with performance and efficiency
  • Familiar with powertrain and vehicle development processes including requirements of legislative and other standardised test procedures
  • Experience in the simulation of hybrid vehicle performance and efficiency – using an appropriate toolset (e.g. GT SUITE, SimScape, AVL CRUISE)
  • Ability to work with colleagues to justify and develop relevant sub-system models to enhance simulation functionality as required
  • Knowledge of hybrid powertrain control strategies and simulation thereof
  • Certain years of powertrain R&D related experience gained from working in an automotive OEM, consultancy and/or the supplier base

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Refine our client’s existing group hybrid strategy through strategic analysis and simulation to identify and justify the appropriate direction and technologies
  • Conduct research into electrified powertrain technologies and report as required to the wider UK and headquarter teams
  • Carry out research into governmental regulations and consider their impact on the future powertrain strategy
  • Collaborate with Engine, Transmission and Powertrain Control departments to facilitate knowledge sharing, understanding and to drive a coordinated strategy
  • Develop, maintain and utilise simulation models as needed to support understanding and sensitivity of technology benefits

Other Features of job

  • Primary location will be at Birmingham.
  • Travel may be required depending on project requirements.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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