Lead Embedded Control Systems Engineer

Location South London
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: £55000 to £60000
Contact name: Geoff Fairgrieve

Contact email: geoff.fairgrieve@techconnectgroup.co.uk
Job ref: LR257LEC
Published: 28 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

​We are currently seeking a Lead Embedded Control Systems Engineer to work for a cutting-edge clean technology company in South London.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to have a real impact on an organisation that is pioneering new scientific and engineering concepts.

The company is building an international reputation for innovation, rigour, commercial acumen and engineering excellence, all to fulfil its primary objective - to make the world a cleaner place.

The company has a flexible approach to hybrid and remote working which can be discussed further at application stage. 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, working closely with the Lead Electrical Systems Engineer, you will have technical leadership responsibility for Embedded Control Systems development for the company’s products. You will have the responsibility to design and develop control systems for the complex and technically advanced company systems, incorporating hardware and software systems. You will have responsibility for execution of work packages and tasks within the company’s main projects, relating to the design, development, prototyping and testing of our products and technology. This will require a mix of practical, technical & analytical skills and may include working off-site and with customers.

  • Defining Controls & Electrical specifications based on high level requirements

  • Leading the development of ECU Control Strategy and Electronic systems & subsystems

  • Planning and undertaking test and development exercises and cycles

  • Managing own and Control team members’ day to day activities and reporting progress

  • Supplier interface and management

  • Depending on experience level, providing technical leadership to less experienced engineers

Person Specification

It is anticipated that you will be working at a Senior Engineer / Specialist level in the Embedded Control Systems Design & Integration in the Automotive / Engine Systems / Electronics / Mechatronics / Electromechanical Systems Industry.

Educational Qualifications Required:

Degree in Electronics / Mechatronics / Control systems with emphasis on Embedded systems.

General Experience:

A minimum of 6 years direct working experience in the Embedded Control Systems: -

Essential Experience:

  • Hands on Experience in ECU Embedded Controls Design & Integration, Mechatronics/Electronics system design and integration via CAN

  • Expert level skills in MATLAB, Simulink & State flow Controller Architecture & Algorithm design from System Requirements, Defining Controller layout / strategy implementation with Embedded Coder, Integration with Busses, Component selection, implementation, debugging offline/Online, Model based Code/Strategy Verification & Validation, Simulation with SIL, MIL & HIL on test cells

  • Design & Calibration of Feedback/PID, Feedforward, Open loop strategy integration based on Systems / Electrical architecture

  • Proficient in C/C++ Programming for 32-bit Microprocessors, RTOS, Thorough understanding with demonstrable experience of Micro Controllers/ Microprocessors Architecture, ECU boards, Analog/Digital/Angular I/O Controls, Power Electronics to drive/optimise Actuators, DC Motor Controls, PWM DC Control, implementation on Major projects from concept to Final product Integration

  • Multiple Controller Communications & control over CAN (ECU & PLC modules, Master/Slave Communication), Sensors (Transducers/Thermistors) Calibration, Actuators, Analog/Digital implementation in ECU Strategy via Simulink and embedded Coder requirements

  • Clear and effective communication skills with internal and external clients

  • Excellent problem solver, capable of thinking “outside the box”

  • Quick learner with good time management skills

Desirable Experience:

  • Motohawk ECU Strategy development using Simulink/Proprietary Libraries/blocks, practical integration using RTW/Auto Code generation from concept to final validated product, Simulation of Strategy, Offline Calibrations etc

  • Experienced/Proficient Knowledge of CAN based DAQ modules / Telematic modules

  • Experience of system tuning/plant modelling methods based on Classical Control Theory, MIMO, adaptive control, stability analysis, tracking algorithm

  • Model based Development Methods for System Transfer Function, Physical/Statistical Model Development, Test case creation and execution: Translate Hardware and Software requirements into a test specification and actions.

  • Diagnostic strategy Design & Development, Integration with Master Control Strategy, DFMEA requirements integration with Diagnostics & Control Strategy (Essential)

  • Controller Network Interface experience: CAN CCP (Essential)

  • Proficiency with Analog and Digital Design of Electronic/Mechatronic Devices

  • Simulink Co Simulation with other software, e.g. GT Suite (Preferred but not essential)

  • HMI Development in C++/Python and Integration with ECU Master Strategy (Preferred but not essential)

  • Coding standard, Best practice, Experience with the model version control and software version control (Git)

  • Chartered or working towards chartered status desirable

Salary guide £55,000 - 60,000pa