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Project Engineer – Powertrain Electrification (EDU System Lead)


Job Purpose:

To be responsible for leading Electric Drive Unit (EDU) systems specification, integration activities and on-time delivery to achieve vehicle attributes for hybrid and electric vehicles on all programmes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

As Project Engineer, EDU System Lead, you will be responsible for the following activities:

  • To define and own EDU systems and their integration into vehicle from concept through to production
  • Engage with the team on transmission, inverter and eMotor engineers and external suppliers to deliver EDU systems on time into production, including achieving:
  • Function: Generate robust System Design Specification to define system functional targets; deliver components to achieve targets; establish regular design reviews with cross functional teams; support Test & Development team with DVP planning & execution & ensure supplier tests are completed on time.
  • Package: Support CAD engineers to achieve static & dynamic clearance targets, negotiate component change in other internal R&D departments if required to achieve clearances. Ensure CAD designs incorporate all Design for Manufacture & Service requirements.
  • Quality: Identify & contain potential quality concerns using engineering quality systems (FMEAs, Robustness Studies)
  • Cost: Definition of programme cost targets and working with suppliers to deliver system that achieves these targets. Maintain control of tooling, engineering & part costs via Cost Management System (CMS) and predict the spend to the end of the project to ensure that it can be completed within the available budget.
  • Weight: Definition of programme weight targets and supporting CAD engineers to design system that achieves targets
  • Main point of contact for EDU system for feasibility, functionality and resolution of all technical issues on specific programmes
  • Deliver the commodity programme to meet Mission Gateway objectives including leading Final Engineering Sign Off activities
  • Support delivery of EDU commodity strategy with Manager of EDU systems
  • Define & manage a commodity plan for each programme including design & manufacturing lead-times as well as key programme deliverables timing.
  • Present status at Gateways and support Powertrain design reviews, Package Meetings & Powertrain PMT meetings.
  • Work cross-functionally with other R&D departments to define EDU systems balancing characteristics to achieve vehicle requirements for minimum cost
  • Support control strategy definition for the EDU
  • Support all Virtual Verification activities, including packaging, 1D & 3D analyses
  • Support thermal modelling of inverter and eMotors
  • Coordinate system and supplier comparison studies and evaluate RFQ responses to influence management decisions
  • Complete Change Tracking Documents, Engineering Release Notices & Releases to allow engineering changes to be approved by the organisation.
  • Resolve engineering Concerns (using eCMS) in a timely fashion.
  • Lead FMEAs and input to manufacturing PFMEAs.
  • Support Functional Safety, Cybersecurity and EMC activities to ensure compliance
  • Support Intellectual Property (IP) team to protect the generated IP
  • Acquire and evaluate competitor benchmark information to influence concept creation in early project phases
  • Train, coach and present technical information and share the knowledge throughout AML
  • Develop and record best practices and lead development of EDU system design manuals to handle the Powertrain Electrification requirements of today and the future

Qualification & Experience:

The essential areas of previous experience required to undertake this role include:

  • Delivery of EDU systems for hybrid and/or electric vehicles to ISO 26262
  • Deep technical knowledge of eMotor and power electronics
  • Hands on experience of working with automotive High Voltage EDU systems
  • Knowledge of all relevant vehicle legislation and certification requirements for automotive EDU systems
  • Experience of delivering transmission or electric drive unit commodities from early R&D to series production through an automotive product creation system
  • Leadership of product development projects to production

Preferred areas of experience include:

  • EDU systems development for high performance hybrid and/or electric vehicles to ISO 26262
  • Understanding of hybrid and electric powertrain system functionalities and attributes at vehicle, system and component levels
  • Understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of different EDU layouts
  • Awareness of electronic management of torque biasing differentials
  • Automotive powertrain electrical, electronic and mechanical integration knowledge
  • Experience in high voltage switching components (MOSFETs, IGBTs)
  • Use of test equipment to support electrical and electronic system testing
  • Driving product development issues to a resolution
  • Strong user of MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with CAD (NX, CATIA)
  • Responsibility in Formula Student/SAE team

Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business.