WHAT TO EXPECT
Responsible for the re-application of Suspension Control Systems to vehicle programs, the Lead Control System Engineer role will co-ordinate all activities required to maintain, deliver, calibrate, test and sign off active and adaptive suspension control systems. The role will require interfacing with, and ensuring alignment between, many stakeholders including Vehicle Program Teams, Attribute Teams, System Owners and Software Delivery Teams.
The Lead Control System Engineer will also be responsible for ensuring that control documentation is maintained in accordance to internal quality processes.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
* Leading the re-application of Suspension Control Systems to vehicle program gateways and reporting the project status to stakeholders.
* Working with stakeholders to ensure that Suspension Control Systems meet the attribute and feature needs of vehicle programs.
* Specifying and co-ordinating the delivery modifications to control functions to meet program requirements, improve system performance, improve quality, and to align with changes being made to interfacing systems.
* Working with software teams to plan and execute the industrialisation of control functions as software code.
* Planning and co-ordinating validation and verification testing at System, Control Function, and Software Component levels.
* Liaise with System and Attribute Owners to ensure control system calibrations meet the needs of all parties and are delivered in accordance with the software build schedule.
* Working with ECU teams to ensure that host platforms support the functional and timing requirements of chassis control applications.
* Ensure that Systems Engineering process deliverables are created and maintained (e.g. Requirements Decks, Architecture Diagrams, Failure Mode Analysis).
* Create and maintain system documentation (e.g. System Information Guides, End of Line Process Specifications).
* Support internal customers with documentation and technical assistance as required to successfully build, calibrate and test vehicles equipped with suspension control applications.
WHAT YOU NEED
Knowledge, Skills and experience
* A degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related subject.
* Proven project management experience.
* Prior experience of leading model-based software delivery for safety critical systems in accordance with a quality management process.
* Experience of model-based control function development.
* A strong understanding of chassis control systems and their influence on vehicle attribute behaviour.
* Knowledge of vehicle networks, ECUs, fault monitoring strategies, diagnostic routines and electronics.
* Experience with following software applications; Vector CANape & Canalyzer, MatLab Simulink.
* A Postgraduate qualification in a Control Engineering related subject.
* Knowledge of Vehicle Dynamics theory.
* Experience executing driven vehicle test procedures.
* Experience of installing and using vehicle instrumentation and data logging equipment.
* Experience with following software applications; IBM DOORS, IBM RTC, Dassault Systèmes TRM, JIRA, Atlassian Confluence, IPG CarMaker, dSpace ControlDesk.
* Advanced road and Proving Ground driving qualifications.