General information

Job Title
Senior Engineer, Battery Systems
Ref #
289
Date
Monday, September 13, 2021
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Product Development
Department
Powertrain Hybrid
Contract type
Permanent

Description & Requirements

Background

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role
Job Title: Senior Engineer Battery Systems Department: Electric Drive Technology (EDT) Reporting to: Engineering Manager or Principal Engineer Energy Storage Systems (ESS) No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars. With innovation at the core of all we do every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues its desire to be “the sportscar company” we are looking for a Senior Engineer Battery Systems to join our team. Purpose of the Role: To engineer integrate & deliver from concept to production Battery Systems ensuring that they fulfil all the programme requirements (cost timing performance / function / attributes). Key Responsibilities: Detailed ESS knowledge and experience particularly high power & energy batteries . ESS attribute delivery/support managing releases specifications DVPs DFMEAs QCRs ESS ownership and delivery ESS assembly planning and allocation ESS Supplier management sub-component selection and integration; cells modules electronics cooling housing etc. Design-focused vehicle level meetings for ESS integration Principal Accountabilities: Guarantee ESS delivery to all vehicle projects – to specification on time and on budget. Understand and support the package constraints for the ESS. Work with ESS suppliers McLaren Concept team & Digital Mock-Up team (DMU) Dimensional Management team (DM) and other Engineering teams to ensure programme-specific ESS meet technical and package targets. Establish links and deliver projects with external organisations such as universities and research organisations that will help McLaren deliver innovation in ESS technologies. Collaborate with the Engineering Manager/Principal Engineer of ESS Chief Engineers and the Head of Engineering to ensure such projects are aligned with the ESS Technology Road-map and produce vehicle project-relevant results. Working within and influence the Vehicle Programme & Engineering Management teams to ensure that the Electric Drive within the propulsion department responsibilities collectively deliver the whole vehicle targets. Work in collaboration with the ESS designer engineers to deliver detailed designs on time to predetermined quality cost and weight targets within Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) constraints Work with the designers and suppliers to achieve efficient innovative and lightweight designs. Ensure design solutions deliver systems that meet attribute targets such as NVH thermal durability performance (power emissions and response). Ensure the ESS components interface seamlessly to the wider car including structural interfaces electrical distribution system cooling components & body panels. Works with Supply Chain Management to ensure delivery of the ESS on schedule for all phases of prototype pilot pre-production and production build. Prepare and present material to support external and internal project status reviews Undertake ESS technical risk management to ensure project delivery optimised vehicle performance and delivery of electric drive system attributes. Support ESS simulation with Propulsion Engineering CAE team Guarantee ESS ownership and delivery to the specific vehicle programme requirements including: ESS and Sub-System Specifications which specify integration requirements for ESS with other Electric Drive System (EDS) components and vehicle systems. Lead ESS FMEA and DVP and support Electric Drive System FMEA and DVP. Support Vehicle / Electric Drive System level test specifications. Support line-management to define ESS development budgets & expenditure ESS planning timing & delivery including design release Engineering Records (ERs) in line with ETRS requirements development and validation plans ESS BOM management & tracking Robust resolution of engineering concerns Ensure support of vehicle build & development for ESS Deliver ESS for all projects in line with MDP (McLaren Development Process) and ensure that Project Management KPIs are on track Support calibration of the Battery Management System (BMS) Knowledge skills and experience A high level of technical knowledge & experience of ESS design test & production delivery Experience in Mechanical Electrical and Thermal ESS design packaging & release Experience in the behaviour and characterisation of electro-chemical cells Good CATIA V5 2D/3D skills with GD&T application experience – highly desirable Integration of ESS embedded systems such as Battery Management System (BMS) Detailed understanding of Li-Ion technologies Ultra/Supercapacitor storage solutions BMS Functional Safety and High Voltage Switchgear design Experience in cell module and pack testing to facilitate data gathering and analysis Experience of testing with HiL (Hardware in the Loop) and Rig systems to prove integration of electric drive systems and other sub-systems. Experience of delivering DVP FMEA and DFM for ESS Experience of control-system software-flashing data recording/viewing and calibration tools PC literate and at ease with MS Office products. Experienced in OEM or tier one component delivery Qualifications and Training Mechanical Electrical/Electronic or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above Personal Attributes: Technical expert in high performance Energy Storage System (ESS) engineering Good team skills willingness to work cross-functionally with excellent communication skills. 4-5 years automotive design and development experience Logical and methodical approach to problem solving. An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success. A passion for high-performance ESS engineering. Collaborative working with people with a diverse range of backgrounds. A positive proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence. Ambitious and self-reliant - intrinsically self-motivated. Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery. Capable of representing a world class automotive brand Notes All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.