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Battery Cell Integration & Test Engineer

Salary: £0

Location: Basildon

Job type: Contract

Category: Basildon

RLE International is working on behalf of their Essex based Automotive Client, who are currently looking for an Battery Cell Integration & Test Engineer to support and join their expanding team. Our client offers a wide range of unique opportunities available to suit some of the best people and brightest minds in the automotive industry. We are positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there. Job Title: Battery Cell Integration & Test Engineer Rate: NEGOTIABLE (PAYE via Umbrella) The role is for a Battery Cell Integration & Test Engineer with interest and experience in battery cell technology. The individual will be responsible for determining battery cell capability and performance, and interfacing with battery pack and vehicle teams to integrate the cell for use in Mild Hybrid (mHEV), Full Hybrid (FHEV), Plug-in Hybrid(PHEV) and Battery Electric (BEV) vehicles. Responsibilities: Interface with core and unit battery pack engineering teams (thermal, mechanical, and electrical) Interface with hybrid vehicle systems teams, energy analysis team Analyze vehicle and battery pack data as related to cell usage, performance, and life ¿ Cell performance, life, and degradation investigations and testing. Co-ordinate this work with cell modeling team Develop calibrations for cell-related battery controls, support advanced controls algorithm development Lead core design and release activities for electrified vehicle battery cell component Support cell related Unit GPDS deliverables for next generation battery programs Work with cell suppliers to develop quality documents for production (DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, Engineering Specification) Support cell supplier validation items, coordinate regular communications with cell supplier (develop and coordinate test plans, review test data, evaluate design changes) Coordinate and/or conduct cell and battery pack characterization testing; analyze test data and provide engineering recommendations Develop cell and battery pack test methods, Key Life Test development and evaluation Assist with new battery cell technology assessments Support battery localization activities Awareness of and compliance with high-voltage safety practices Skills Required: * Lead core design and release activities for electrified vehicle battery cell component Support cell related Unit GPDS deliverables for next generation battery programs * Work with cell suppliers to develop quality documents for production (DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, Engineering Specification) * Support cell supplier validation items, coordinate regular communications with cell supplier (develop and coordinate test plans, review test data, evaluate design changes) Coordinate and/or conduct cell and battery pack characterization testing; analyze test data and provide engineering recommendations * Develop cell and battery pack test methods, Key Life Test development and evaluation Assist with new battery cell technology assessments * Support battery localization activities * Awareness of and compliance with high-voltage safety practices Experience Required * Educated to a degree level in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineer with emphasis on energy storage or Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with battery experience * 3 months+ direct experience with analysing/evaluating designs and data. * Knowledge of current hybrid technologies/ battery / power electronics and components desirable * Demonstrated ability to plan and execute technically challenging projects working cross functionally. * Knowledge of CAD Product development processes * Managing engineering deliverables * Vehicle Bill of Material tracking and reporting * Financial control and reporting * Electrified powertrain key components and systems * Demonstrable experience of working independently. * Ability to quickly obtain and grow knowledge in a rapidly developing technology. * Strong oral and written communication skills * Self-motivated with excellent team building and leadership skills * Has an enthusiasm for electrification and awareness of other vehicle area requirements and the integration and integration challenges that they present in delivering a vehicle level solution that meets all attributesExperience Required:Skills Preferred Contd Experience of using data analysis software (MATLAB, Excel, INCA, ATI) * Familiarity with powertrain controls, battery controls, test scripting, and CAN * Knowledge of battery test equipment (cyclers, thermal chambers, chillers) * High Voltage Safety Training Additional information: Inside IR35 Must have valid full UK or EU driving license as travel will be required - Climate trips to support development activities. Vehicle and all required equipment will be provided If you have any of the above knowledge and experience, and are interested in hearing more about the opportunities, please apply now. *Please note: Due to the high level of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted* Eligibility: Due to working on behalf of our client, unfortunately if you require sponsorship for a visa to work in the UK your application will be automatically declined **NO AGENCY CALLING

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