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Battery Systems Engineer

Salary: £45,000

Location: Basildon

Job type: Permanent

Category: Basildon

Battery Systems Engineer Basildon, Essex (or Coventry, Warwickshire) £35-45k New openings have been created for battery systems engineers to join an expanding development team supporting a new exciting automotive programme. * Experience of HV battery systems design is required * A strong preference for those that have worked on automotive battery systems or similar * A good appreciation of the systems lifecycle from concept, requirements, through to test and validation * Ability to oversee detailed level design and test activities This role will play a crucial part in the design and development of modern vehicle powertrain systems. The Battery Systems Engineer will lead system & component level design of battery packs during all development phases. This includes system functional and geometric integration of battery systems within vehicle and powertrain projects. The chosen candidate will need a very good understanding and experience in HV battery system design and development as well as validation. More: Automotive Battery Systems Engineer * Experience of developing battery systems for Automotive applications is strongly preferred. However, experienced gained with HV battery systems for passenger and commercial vehicles, marine, agricultural equipment, rolling stock or HV energy storage systems may be considered. * Experience in battery system requirements, homologation requirements, testing and / or specifications along with knowledge of relevant international standards (ISO/IEC/UN/GB/T etc) would be ideal. * The role is systems level and is more involved with specification, overseeing design and then overall integration, test and validation activities. You will work alongside CAE, CAD and testing teams but won’t be hands on with CAD. * A background appreciation of electrical, electronics and / or mechanical principles would be needed, perhaps gained within a Bachelors degree. Typical activities: Automotive Battery Systems Engineer * Systems design of battery solutions from concept, overseeing detailed design, simulation and integration of all components on battery modules; preparation of specifications, planning test and validation tasks, and assessment of results (DVP preparation, planning and implementation); preparation of battery test specifications based on relevant regulations and standards * Lead the preparation of battery system and component quality documentation (boundary diagrams, P diagrams, robustness check lists, FMEAs and test plans) Skills / Knowledge Required: * Degree, Masters or PhD in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar * Very good understanding of HV battery design fundamentals including safety standards and regulations (ideally for automotive applications) with a basic understanding of cell construction and chemistries * Professional experience in system design of automotive battery packs (e.g. motorsport, passenger car or commercial vehicle industries) * Test specification creation, requiring a very good understanding of test set up, especially for custom validation tests that do not necessarily follow typical standards or regulations. * Strong communication (verbal and written), teamwork and technical / project leading abilities * Knowledge / experience of a requirements management tool (e.g. IBM DOORS, PTC Integrity) This battery systems engineer role could be based in offices within the Midlands (Coventry area) or Essex. It may also require UK and International travel

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