Electrical Architecture Engineer

Ref No: RGCR447
Rate: highly competitive
Location: Birmingham
Job Type: Contract/Permanent

Our client is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world with operations in both the UK and China. With 2012 vehicle sales in excess of 4.5 million they have ambitious growth plans to build on their past success through the development and introduction of class leading products. In order to achieve its growth plans, our client is seeking to strengthen its engineering team through the recruitment of highly competent professionals to join existing teams working on current and future engineering projects of strategic importance to the Company.

They are seeking either a contract or permanent engineer to support the current project workload within the Electrical Engineering area of the business:

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing new electrical architecture design for our clients vehicles
  • Functional partitioning of electrical systems
  • Developing network topology
  • Producing feature studies to identify optimal implementation
    Scope of the Job:
  • Developing new electrical architecture designs in line with industry best practice
  • Developing network topology, including network technology selection
  • Ensuring that architectures are developed considering functional safety requirements
  • Developing justification for architecture design decisions
  • Ensuring that functions and systems and partitioned to optimise cost and weight
  • Promoting architecture design tool chain
  • Developing Power Moding strategy and documentation
    Skill and knowledge requirements:

  • A sound vehicle system knowledge with a broad understanding of vehicle integration and the overall vehicle delivery process, or good knowledge of whole vehicle engineering delivery and integration
  • Familiarity with ECU functionality and testing specifications
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex standards and specifications
  • Good understanding of AutoSar
  • Experience of functional safety
  • Good understanding of latest vehicle trends and technologies
  • Experience of multiple network technologies including CAN, LIN, MOST, Flexray
  • Good IT skills & experience of appropriate software applications (Excel, MS Project etc.)
  • An ability to operate across national and cultural boundaries requiring sensitivity and understanding but on occasions technical leadership in focussed skill areas
  • An understanding of BOM processes
  • Knowledge of change management activities and processes
  • Good communication skills at all levels within an engineering function
  • A flexible and committed attitude and motivated to deliver in difficult and changing circumstances
  • Demonstrable understanding and awareness of costs
  • Good organisational & prioritisation skills
  • A recognised qualification (preferably a degree) in Electrical Engineering or Automotive Engineering or other relevant discipline
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