Senior Control Engineer

Purpose of the Job:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide control and software engineering support as part of the Systems Engineering function group. The Senior Control Engineer will be the point of contact for key customer programmes, where occasional off-site customer facing, and control calibration support will be required.  Key tasks will be system design support from a control perspective, control requirements capture, modification of existing control strategies and calibration for new applications.  The Senior Control Engineer will also contribute to the ongoing development of Fuel Cell control software.

The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, taking a pivotal communication and coordination role between the various technical teams.  They will also have a strong delivery focus, using their technical knowledge to quickly resolve new issues.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver project control development and calibrations for customer programmes
  • Support the development of Fuel Cell Power Systems, products and components through control software changes and bespoke software builds.
  • Work with the wider systems team and test department to support software calibration and issue resolution.
  • Engage with end users of the control software to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Deliver timely support and rapid issue resolution.
  • Design, implementation, test and documentation of new control software features.
  • Occasional design, manual modification, test and troubleshooting of electronics hardware


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Electronic Engineering degree or similar high-level qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience related to the above accountabilities, preferably in the automotive or aerospace sectors.
  • Strong experience of software development using Matlab / Simulink and Embedded Coder
  • Experience of modern high-level programming languages such as C/C++ and Python
  • Experience of electronics hardware design and troubleshooting desired
  • Experience with electronic control systems and common communications protocols such as CAN and Modbus.
  • Knowledge of standard software development processes and industry best practice.
  • Familiarity with automotive calibration tools such as ATI Vision, CANape or similar.
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills to enable effective liaison with colleagues, and the exchange of complex software concepts with inexperienced users.
  • Willingness to adapt and tailor working practices to suit the demands of the business
  • Be a fast learner of domain knowledge and terminology


Applications from candidates who are also fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese or German are welcome, as well as from those who have experience of working or living within these countries and cultures.


Applications from candidates outside the UK will be considered.  However, all offers of employment will be subject to meeting UK Right to Work legislation.


Closing date for applications:    28 March 2021