Battery Test Automation Engineer

Location Warwickshire
Job type: Contract
Salary: £25.88p/h Umbrella
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39631
Published: 15 days ago
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • The Battery Test Automation Engineer role will focus on the delivery of automation tools in support of the development and design verification (DV) of the company HV Traction Battery Systems.

  • You will operate across our internal facilities and external test houses managing automation tools, leading the development of these tools and guiding our colleagues and partners on their use, ensuring adherence to company safety policies and procedures and planning for future test capabilities, requirements and applications.

  • You'll have responsibility for providing the first line trouble shooting and diagnostic support for all battery test automation tools and issue management across our battery test field.

  • You'll be working with a wide range of engineering customers, skilled test facility operators, suppliers, external agencies and organisations.

  • You'll have responsibility for providing tools and analysing issues across the field to ensure minimal downtime and maximum test efficiency.

Skills Required:

  • Highly proficient in programming languages including CAPL, Python and C++ Highly proficient in data analysis and visualisation tools and platforms including AVL Concerto, CANalyzer, Tableau, Minitab CAN/FlexRay/LIN/Ethernet Communication protocols, including use of CANoe and CANalyzer for HV system analysis, diagnostics and test automation

Experience Required:

  • Educated to a minimum of Degree level in a Systems, Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic or related field.

  • Experience with automotive network interface tools (such Vector CANalyzer/CANape/CANoe, INCA).

  • Comprehensive understanding of High Voltage HEV/BEV powertrain systems.

  • Technical expertise in HV Battery and Charging technology and facility operations.

  • The ability to validate, prepare and read engineering documents and electrical schematics.

  • Significant experience of data analysis and reporting issues to first-line and senior management

  • Natural problem-solver with structured approach to problem solving in a technical environment.

  • Strong knowledge of Health and Safety requirements, Risk Assessment, COSHH and SDS.

  • Significant experience with data acquisition and control systems.

  • Technical expertise and significant experience of test facility operations and system under test preparation. Computer literate, including Microsoft Office competency to produce plans, presentations, graphs, process documentation and Single Point Lessons (SPL).

  • A full UK driving license with less than 6 penalty points, no disqualifications.

Experience Preferred:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Powertrain propulsion systems, test facilities and associated processes.

  • Comprehensive understanding of Lithium Ion Battery technology.

  • Knowledge of data collection and communication systems (esp. AVL Lynx)

  • Experience in a measurement or test environment, inc. project planning and control.

  • Capability of representing the comapny at external test houses. Six Sigma, Black Belt and Green Belt Training and certification. Experience of Health & Safety regulations, reporting and monitoring compliance.

  • Understanding of International standards (ISO9001, IATF16949, ISO14001, ISO 17025). Proficient in the use and application of a programming / scripting language (C/C++, python, Java, or similar)