Senior Embedded Software / Controls Engineer
Our Client is a specialist in the design and manufacture of the next-generation thermally managed lithium-ion battery systems for automotive, industrial, marine, aerospace and defence applications. This is an exciting time to be joining a growing company at the forefront of electrification.
We are looking for a control engineer to support development of next-generation battery management systems for high-voltage lithium-ion battery packs for automotive, industrial, marine, defence and aerospace applications. The expectation is not that you arrive on day 1 with this capability, but that you have the aptitude and desire to learn all aspects of battery pack control.
* Develop control-oriented battery models (electrical, electrochemical, thermal, aging)
* Design battery state of charge/health/power, temperature, and fault estimation algorithms
* Build charge, drive, and balancing battery control algorithms
* Determine sensor requirements for optimized battery estimation and control performance
* Build and scale hardware in the loop (HIL) capabilities as it pertains to the testing of model-based control/estimation strategies on single cells and modules/packs
* Perform experiments at the cell/module/pack levels to characterize and validate developed control-oriented models & algorithms
* Support the development of trade studies to understand key trade-offs of battery algorithm solutions
* Work with Mechanical Engineering and Test Engineering groups to define requirements for battery management system software
* Collaborate with the Cell Technology group to understand battery behaviour and devise necessary test plans for battery management system development
* Interface with Thermal Technology group to understand thermal system behaviour and limitations for battery management system development
* Provide guidelines for performing system level integration and system level battery management system validation
* Contribute to the company's knowledge base and strategic directions regarding battery management systems
* Considerable experience with electronic control systems
* Expertise with MATLAB/Simulink
* Experience with battery modelling (preferred but not essential), estimation, and control methods
* Experience with controls-oriented battery models (e.g. equivalent circuit models such as OCV-R-RC, reduced order electrochemical models such as SPM/SPMe, and thermal models) for estimation and control (preferred but not essential).
* Model-based estimation and control algorithm design, implementation, calibration, code optimization, and experimental validation experience, ideally specific to lithium ion batteries
* Good understanding of battery behaviour from beginning of life through end of life preferred
* Working experience interfacing with mechanical, electrical, electrochemical, and thermal systems
* Hands-on experience with HIL systems and battery testers is a plus
* Experience supporting and leading technical efforts
* Excellent communication skills and team-working tendencies
If you enjoy a blisteringly fast-paced work environment with a flat leadership structure then please get in touch for an informal discussion.
* Bonus scheme
* Flexible working hours
* On-site parking
* Company events & social hours
* Casual dress
* Wellness programmes
* Private medical/dental insurance
* Work from home opportunities
* Life insurance
Salary: €40,000.00 to €60,000.00 /year
Call Tim Bees on 01621 841234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Reference: 250275T
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