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Systems Engineer (DR113)


Gaydon, Warwickshire


Job Title: Systems Engineer Job Type: Contract (56 weeks and 40 hours a week) Hourly Rate: £30 per hour Location: Gaydon Consultant: Alex Townsend Reference: 28445 The Organisation: The client is the largest automotive manufacturing business in the United Kingdom which produces premium all-terrain vehicles and premier luxury sports saloon vehicles. All the cars are engineered in the UK and the client has large ambitions for growth. The Role: "Systems Engineer Chassis Electronics are looking for an experienced and highly motivated systems engineer to manage the electrical system delivery for Vehicle Dynamic Systems functions across multiple car lines. The Chassis Electronics department supports Chassis Engineering, providing electronic systems design and development expertise for features such as ABS, DSC, EPB, ACC, and VDS. Within Chassis Electronics, the Vehicle Dynamic Systems team are responsible for developing and delivering in-house control software for a range of systems including suspension, damping, driveline controls and Terrain Response. Tasks Include: ¿ Manage VDS Electrical System delivery across multiple JLR vehicle lines ¿ Collate feature and system requirements, and translate / decompose into robust electrical system and software specifications and standards ¿ Liaise with other departments and component owners to ensure robust delivery of the electrical system ¿ Ensure requirements on other systems/modules are clearly cascaded and that timing plans are in place to support the system development and delivery ¿ Long term system strategy and architecture planning ¿ Liaise with Chassis to ensure robust delivery of electrical system across all vehicle lines, and ensure alignment of plans ¿ Liaise with Chassis Electronics module leader on electrical programme status ¿ Management of local and company metrics (Issues tracking, deliverables status, etc.) ¿ Co-ordinate with VDS control system and software engineers to ensure robust and timely software deliveries ¿ Support of in-house software development processes and metrics

Experience And Skills

Skills Required: " ¿ Thorough understanding of system engineering principles ¿ Highly motivated and self-starting individual with effective leadership skills. Strong organisational, project management and communication skills essential ¿ Development and execution of robust DVM/DVP, including validation techniques such as HIL and test automation ¿ Requirements authoring and decomposition, and requirements and change management tools (e.g. IBM Rational DOORS, RTC or similar) ¿ Good understanding of software development, integration and release processes ¿ Experience of quality and robustness techniques and standards such as FMEA, P-Diagrams, noise factor analysis. ¿ Knowledge vehicle electrical architectures and protocols including CAN bus, Flexray, automotive diagnostics and related system development tools (CANalyzer, CANape, diagnostics tools etc.) ¿ Software documentation and quality processes e.g. SPICE ¿ Knowledge of MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)" ¿ Develop and execute robust DVM/DVP for electrical system validation including HIL development and vehicle testing ¿ Develop and maintain Manufacturing & Service documentation for the Electrical system ¿ Support quality deliverable reviews (FMEA and robustness etc.) ¿ Support Chassis or Electrical led issue investigations and warranty investigations" Skills Preferred: "Knowledge of dSpace HIL equipment and test automation ¿ Knowledge of fault detection and fault handling techniques ¿ Knowledge of JLR or Ford systems and processes advantageous but not essential (e.g. PCS, GPDS, RMDV, AIMS)" Experience Required: " ¿ Experience of software development and delivery through all stages of the engineering development `V¿ cycle ¿ Strong communication skills including experience presenting to senior managent ¿ Previous experience of automotive electrical system delivery to programmes ¿ Previous experience of working within a cross functional team, including supporting a manufacturing environment ¿ Experience of component, system and vehicle level issue investigations including appropriate problem solving and reporting tools (5D, Is / Is Not, Fault Tree etc) ¿ Must be eligible to work within the UK without sponsorship ¿ Willingness to support occassional travel including overseas testing" Experience Preferred: " ¿ Vehicle validation in a proving ground or off-road environment ¿ Experienced in SysML ¿ Experience working with or managing offshore software development teams and / or 3rd party ECU suppliers for software coding and integration tasks ¿ Knowledge of vehicle dynamics and chassis electronics systems such as driveline controls or active suspension systems. ¿ Experience of safety critical systems including related standards such as ISO26262 / IEC61508 or similar" Education Preferred: " ¿ Degree in Electronics, Software, Automotive / Aerospace engineering or similar subject, or equivalent industry experience ¿ Full UK driving license"

Salary / Rate

£30 Per Hour Limited Company Rates Negotiable

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Education / Level

Educated to degree level in a related engineering field

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