Senior Engineer - Chassis Electronics

Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27659-bu

Expiration date: 07 October 2017

Job Purpose: EE Systems Engineer to work on a Variety of hardware and software based control Systems for Comfort Electronics. Supporting the Body systems PMST. Development, Diagnostics and Validation.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Support Body system Programme Management Sub Team and Commodity Engineer Role.
  • System requirements definition,
  • Functional specification,
  • Body Electronics Diagnostics Specification and Delivery, creation of Diagnostic help text (sub system repair).
  • Develop Simulation testing of systems,
  • System validation and verification.
  • System Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Software Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Functional Safety analysis.


  • Produce Validation Plans, Test specifications and Provide Verification.
  • Lead Fault/Product Investigation on electrical systems.
  • Develop validation and verification techniques.
  • Produce Technical specifications/Requirements.
  • Develop simulation and test of Body systems.
  • Validation of CAN signals, frames and scheduling.
  • System Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Functional Safety Analysis
  • Produce Engineering Reports
  • Provide Status/metrics on Functional Integration by feature. (FiP)
  • Author and Validate Diagnostic requirements.


  • Body Electronics
  • Vehicle Security System
  • Passive Entry and Passive Start
  • RKE
  • Body Sensors
  • Locking
  • Trailer tow

The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Qualifications & Experience
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Engineering Degree or Equivalent Qualification.
  • Experience within Automotive Electronics related design or test work.
  • Extensive Experience and development of Vehicle Body Electrical Systems.
  • Working knowledge of Relevant Regulations and approvals.
  • Project managed a Hardware and Software project.
  • Extensive experience of vehicle diagnostics, Developing, authoring, validation.
  • Ideally will have worked with Vector network tools.
  • Expert use of Vehicle Network Tools to analyse Vehicle data bus. (CANalyser/CANoe)
  • Use and adapt vehicle diagnostic tool.
  • Be able to specify CAN Signals, Frames and scheduling.
  • Experience of Software development, Software testing techniques, Configuration Management Be able to analyse waveforms/ traces for analysis.
  • In Depth knowledge of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis /FTA Hazard analysis.
  • Experience of Functional Safety Analysis
  • Must have a clean and valid driving license.

The successful candidate must hit the ground running with a well-established team under significant daily pressure of work whilst showing strong character attributes as well as the necessary knowledge and experience above. The ideal candidate will be open-minded and lateral thinking in the face of stiff timing and product targets whilst being proactive and trusting their initiative using minimum supervision to produce practical solutions.
Must have a clean and valid driving license.