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Principal Performance Development Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/07/2022

Job Description

An opportunity exists for an Engineer in our Performance Development team to deliver systems and attribute evaluation and development activities working on a large variety of on-going client projects in the automotive, rail, marine and aerospace sector, ranging from;

Combustion engine and electric powerpack system generation, evaluation and development
Application engineering, development testing and liaison with our simulation team
Through to complete production powerpack design and integration programmes


Key Responsibilities:

To deliver performance systems activities:

Capture functional and performance requirements, validating requirements using literature research, market surveys and benchmarking
Develop system & component specifications
Develop system architectures
Support project design team in providing guidance for integration, component details, supplier evaluation and liaison etc.
Develop and execute system performance validation simulation and test plans, handling data from simulation and testbed
Steer and guide simulation execution
Support customer interaction on all performance systems related activities

Required Qualifications and Experience:

The successful applicant will have a sound Engineering background.


Degree in an Engineering or relevant Science-based discipline with technical background in engine / powerpack systems design and development
1-3 years’ experience in industry of working within a powertrain or product development environment
Knowledge of requirements management, targets definition and specifications
Knowledge of thermodynamics, energy flows and efficiency chains
Knowledge of emissions and mitigation measures
Methodical approach to issue investigation and resolution
Knowledge of powerpack calibration tools and software
Literate in IT systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


Experience in either

Thermal and electrical powerpack systems performance, emissions and fuel/energy consumption
A system engineering role
An attribute engineering role

Knowledge of thermal energy transformation systems and their alternatives
Good knowledge of automotive legislation requirements
Experience in managing project budgets, resource and delivery
Understanding of commercial business factors

Personal Attributes:

Ability to work in a multi-disciplined team
Robust character with strong self-drive and motivation
Organised and rigorous with personal target of high-quality delivery
Ability to work under pressure and manage own workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time
Proficient in English (written and spoken) for project and technical communication