General information

Job Title
Systems Engineer - Electric Drive Controls
Ref #
Friday, July 21, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Powertrain Hybrid
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


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

To actively support the specification, design, engineering & delivery of vehicle control systems including Battery Management Systems (BMS) within the Hybrid and EV Systems. Interactions with Powertrain CAE team, Functional Safety (ISO 26262), CyberSecurity and Vehicle Development are also part of the role.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Generate system requirements for BMS
  • System requirements verification and base calibration via MiL and SiL simulation
  • BMS issues root cause analysis
  • BMS system integration into the Energe Storage Systems and the vehicle
  • BMS supplier management
  • On-vehicle data retrieval and analysis
  • Supporting BMS delivery to all vehicle projects– to specification, on time and on budget.
  • Working with the Functional Safety experts to deliver ISO 26262 requirements
  • Working with the Cyber Security experts to deliver Cyber Security requirements
  • Working with the Powertrain CAE group to develop Model-in-the-Loop systems and support requirement verification.
  • Supporting external and internal project status reviews
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Controls, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Degree, MSc or PhD
  • 2-3 years industry experience
  • Proficiency in Control Systems Engineering, Simulation modelling in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Technical knowledge of BMS hardware and software
  • Technical knowledge of Energy Storage Systems and lithium ion battery desirable
  • Embedded systems knowledge
  • HiL (Hardware in the Loop) and Rig systems testing awareness desirable.
Personal Attributes
  • Good team skills, willingness to work cross-functionally with excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in problem solving
  • An ability to adapt and learn quickly on the job
  • Well organised and delivery focused
  • Can work independently as well as collaboratively with other Engineering teams
  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence and can-do attitude.