WHAT TO EXPECT
Vehicle Dynamics is the team within Body and Chassis Engineering responsible for delivering the driven attributes of Vehicle Dynamics - Steering, Ride and Handling - for all core Jaguar Land Rover products.
Novel mechatronic systems are being deployed throughout new Jaguar Land Rover vehicle platforms and require specialist skills in controller theory, calibration, virtual and physical driving and assessment skills.
Active systems have significant authority over the behaviour of the vehicle, its motions and its stability. The systems' scopes overlap such that they need to be tuned together rather than in isolation, meaning an enhanced skill set is required by the tuning specialist to be able to tune them holistically, avoiding cross system conflicts and arriving at the optimum solution for the customer.
This role, working within Vehicle Dynamics in the Active Systems Tuning Team, is to deliver system calibration solutions across a range of different Chassis control systems. It may also involve aspects of controller design, requirements writing, and testing/development alongside external supplier partners. To be successful, the candidate will need to possess a high level of drive and leadership, be capable of independent working and display a systematic approach to solving technical problems.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Work with System and Commodity teams to ensure timely delivery of calibrations across all systems.Work with Vehicle Dynamics project leaders and lead tuners to ensure sufficient virtual or physical resources are in place to support developmentWork with systems layer partners, System Architects and virtual engineering community, supporting them to develop virtual methods for control systems simulation.Work with Lead Engineers to develop effective controller strategies, ensuring all required functionality is built-in.Liaising with suppliers to ensure road release and software calibration plans are met.Provide sign-off reports and close off requirements in RMDVKeep abreast of competitor and industry trends applicable to active systems. * Support the team towards understanding of complex technical issues and their resolution
WHAT YOU NEED
Knowledge, Skills and experience
Essential:High level of expertise in Vehicle Dynamics attribute or stability delivery, accomplished in tuning Steering, Suspension, Torque Vectoring, Stability or Driveline Systems.Experience of tuning a Stability Control SystemUnderstanding of Systems Engineering principles in relation to Vehicle DynamicsProven track record of analysing controllers and applying the learning in a virtual or physical vehicle environmentExperience with Bosch MM6, Vector and INCA toolset.Understanding of Control Systems function and design including problem definition and resolutionProving Ground experience and minimum 3PG qualification including high mu and low mu limit handlingDesirable: Calibration experience with Roll Control Systems would be an advantageExperience with relevant virtual tools such as Simpack, Carmaker, Matlab/SimulinkEngineering relevant degree qualificationWhole vehicle engineering knowledge and cross functional experiencePrevious experience of problem-solving tools e.g. Root Cause Analysis, 8 Disciplines of problem solvingExperience with DOORS and RMDV requirements management toolExperience in the application of HiL and / or SiL for system development and validation