Sitec has a requirement for a Controls and Systems Integration Engineer for our client Caterpillar. This is a contract role for an estimated 12 months and will be based in Peterborough.
For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 expected sales and revenues of $44 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.
Caterpillar has over 1,000 qualified engineers in the UK engaged in product research and development, and application engineering related activities. Our operations in Peterborough, Leicester, Peterlee and Larne (Northern Ireland) are key product design centres.
The UK is recognized as a major centre of engineering services for Caterpillar worldwide, and as a result we have well developed relationships with several leading UK universities such as Cambridge, City, Loughborough, Imperial College and Queens Belfast.
Caterpillar are looking for a Controls and Systems Integration role within the European Division of the Energy and Transportation Systems Research Group based at our Peterborough Facility. This team is responsible for developing novel engineering solutions and processes working collaboratively with European Universities, internal and industrial partners as well as will our US based sister team. The team leads the powertrain research strategy and delivery for Caterpillar within Europe.
As one of the six founding corporate members of the UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), Caterpillar in the UK is at the forefront of accelerating the development, demonstration and eventual commercial deployment of a focused portfolio of energy technologies. These advancements will increase energy efficiency, reduce GHG emissions and achieve energy and climate change goals.
OVERVIEW OF THE CONTROLS AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION ENGINEER
This position is part of a team of engineers responsible for the development Caterpillar's engine/powertrain products and processes. The engines are used in machine, industrial, marine and electric power applications.
In this role you will analyse engine and vehicle fundamentals, their interactions and propose control system strategies to meet customer requirements. As such you will be expected to work closely with internal and external customers in the mechanical and performance development groups and present engineering decisions at design and project reviews. You will demonstrate your solutions initially through simulation and HiL in combination with physical test. You will provide technical leadership in your specialist field(s) and mentor less experienced engineers. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop and manage projects to plan.
* Development and implementation of Controls Algorithms
* Build, validate and optimise plant models
* Optimise and calibrate control algorithms within software and hardware
* Validation of implement code through SiL, HiL, on test bench and with-in demonstrator applications.
* Requires a good accredited engineering degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent experience and excellent analytical skills, a higher level degree would be advantageous.
* The candidate will have demonstrated leadership of complex projects to plan.
* The incumbent must have strong technical skills, be a leader in their technical speciality and ability to communicate technical information effectively at all levels.
This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.