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Senior / Principal Controls & Calibration Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa, Prague

  • Closing Date
  • 23/08/2018

Job Description

Position Title:            SYS - 1184 Senior Transmission Control Engineer

Location:                    Leamington Spa

Ricardo is a global world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy.  With a century of delivering value, we employ over 2200 professional consultants, engineers and professional support functions world-wide.

Our people are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation.

Our client list includes the world's major transportation Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions & governments.

Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success.

Role Details:

An exciting opportunity exists within the Controls and Integration Department for a Senior Engineer to work on driveline and transmissions projects. The transmissions controls team have a strong workload of client projects covering conventional transmissions and new concepts for future powertrains.

Job Duties:

  • To lead and deliver client projects to the highest standards covering:
  • Control system development for driveline and transmission applications, for example:
  • System development (electrical integration, sensors and actuators, hydraulics interface, powertrain interfaces)
  • Control algorithm development
  • HiL, test rig and vehicle work
  • Delivery projects within time scale and budget
  • Adherence torelevant software quality and safety procedures
  • To support the continuing growth of the transmission controls team
  • Actively contribute to the development of future products and services
  • Mentor junior engineers within the team
  • Continually strive to improve the department processes
  • Work with the business teams supporting bids and preparing proposals
  • Support customers meetings to develop new business streams

Qualifications and Experience:

The successful applicant will have a sound automotive engineering background, a number of years of experience of successfully delivering projects in a powertrain controls and electronic environment either in an OEM, Tier 1 or consultant capacity.


  • Minimum degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline
  • Fluent in a model-based development languages such as– Matlab/Simulink, Embedded Coder, Targetlink, ASCET
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver projects within budget and within the scoped time
  • Experience of training junior engineers and developing a team - good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to be flexible on work location - prepared to travel within the UK and internationally on short assignments.


  • Experience in control systems for AT, AMT, DCT and CVT transmissions and extensive experience in the application of these systems in production projects
  • Familiar with projects in the automotive industry (software development process, OEM product life cycle, SOP development process)
  • Knowledge of automotive electrical and electronic systems (CAN, powertrain architectures, system interaction, OBD, ISO26262)
  • Industry knowledge of transmission and driveline systems
  • Analytical approach to developing controls algorithms in an automotive environment
  • Ability to understand C-Code

For further information or to make an application please send your CV to stcrecruiting@ricardo.com quoting the job reference number above.  NB:  All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing how your skill and experience match this role.