Battery Cell Array Engineer

Location Basildon
Job type: Contract
Salary: £22.87PH Umbrella (after 13 weeks the rate will increase to £35.65 in line with AWR)
Contact name: Vicki Martinson

Contact email: vmartinson@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 55815
Published: 3 months ago
Duration: 12 months
Expiry date: 04 Jan 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • The role is for a Battery Cell/Array Engineer with interest and experience in battery cell technology.

  • The individual will be responsible for providing technical assessments related to battery cells/arrays used across Mild Hybrid (mHEV), Full Hybrid (FHEV), Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and Battery Electric (BEV) vehicles.

  Skills Required:

  • Educated to a degree level in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineer with emphasis on energy storage or Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with battery experience

  • Knowledge & experience of working with Li-ion chemistries in academic or industry setting.

  • Strong understanding of Li-Ion chemistries performance, thermodynamics, degradation mechanisms, battery management systems

  • Strong problem solving and analytical ability

  • Knowledge of current hybrid technologies/ battery / power electronics and components desirable

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute technically challenging projects working cross functionally.

  • Contd Demonstrable experience of working independently.

  • Ability to quickly obtain and grow knowledge in a rapidly developing technology.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills Self-motivated, willingness to learn, with excellent team building and leadership skills

  • Must have valid UK or EU driving license & willingness to travel as needed

  • Has an enthusiasm for electrification and awareness of other vehicle area requirements and the integration and integration challenges that they present in delivering a vehicle level solution that meets all attributes

  Skills Preferred

  • PhD in Electrochemistry/Material Science or Chemical engineering

  • Understanding and experience of battery cell chemical analysis

  • Experience of Li-Ion battery and/or fuel cell modelling

  • Experience of using data analysis software (MATLAB, Excel, INCA, ATI)

  • Familiarity with powertrain controls, battery controls, test scripting, and CAN

  • Knowledge of battery test equipment (cyclers, thermal chambers, chillers)

  • High Voltage Safety Training