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Vehicle Integration Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 30/09/2022

Job Description

Due to the expansion of business within Ricardo’s Systems Engineering group we are actively searching for an Vehicle Integration Engineer to join our growing team and be involved at the forefront of electric and fuel cell vehicle development.


Ricardo is expanding the vehicle integration capability in the U.K. requiring engineers that will be based at our Midlands facility but who are also flexible to work at other Ricardo sites and at customer locations in the U.K. (for a pre-agreed period of time if the project requires it).

The role will involve integration of vehicle sub-systems into full vehicle packages, such as fuel cell power systems including both fuel cell stacks and balance of plant, electrified vehicle auxiliary systems.  Working closely with the Principal Engineer to learn, understand and perform project tasks.

Perform a variety of engineering tasks by applying engineering theory and principles.  Capable of carrying out said theories in a practical environment.  Position is aimed at a self-driven engineer with some experience still progressing and learning in their career.



The successful candidate will support vehicle integration activities, related to electric and fuel cell powered vehicles, through all phases of the vehicle development process.

Integration will involve mechanical and electrical interfaces on a variety of applications including automotive, marine, aerospace and industrial.

As such, the candidate will be involved at all steps of the system design V-cycle for requirements elicitation, analysis and decomposition following a top-down system design approach.

Requirements capture and management, product definition, system and sub-system design and development, supplier identification, sourcing and management, build and commission prototypes & test and verification.

Work closely with Design and Analysis teams to deliver a systems architecture to meet attribute targets for system and vehicle level requirements.
Prepares and/or coordinates analytical design calculations, analytical techniques, simulations and testing; evaluates results, and analyses and interprets data obtained.
Liaises with project team members of various departments, internal management, and directly with suppliers, test houses and clients.
Presents results and recommendations to project team and customers.
Understands and works within project financial targets, time schedules and manages and prioritises all tasks required.  Communicates issues to Project Manager and Principal Engineer as they arise and assists in developing responses to those issues.


Qualification Requirements                        

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related engineering discipline (System, Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, etc).
 Substantial industrial related experience
Knowledge of BEV and FCEV architecture
Proficient with a CAD system to view, manoeuvre, cut sections, measure dimensions, etc. is a plus
Proficient in BOM management
Knowledge of systems requirements software a plus
Knowledge of GD&T and checking 2D manufacturing drgs for release to suppliers
Experienced in engineering documentation, FMEA, DVP&R, etc.

Strong problem solving, analytical and experience of fault-finding techniques used in the Automotive industry a plus

Strong ability to apply fundamental engineering principles
Initiative and interpersonal skills are essential, as are strong communication and presentation skills.