Senior Engineer - Electronics

Job Title: Senior Engineer - Electronics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1707-3_1499081799
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2017 12:36

Job Description

Sitec has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer - Electronics for our Client Perkins Engines in Peterborough. This is a permanent role.

Overview of job conditions / package:-
Salary Range: £35,000 to £50,000 (Depending on Experience)
Location: Peterborough
Benefits: 10-12% Bonus( Depending on Experience)
Share Scheme
Pension Scheme
25 Days Annual Leave
Child Care Voucher

Caterpillar Inc is the world's leading manufacturer of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Caterpillar brand is recognised worldwide and is synonymous with quality and reliability.

Within Caterpillar, CAT Electronics is responsible for electronic and electrical systems development across all CAT engine and machine platforms. Based in Peterborough, the European Division of CAT Electronics works with all CAT's European facilities to develop and apply advanced technology to the control of our highly integrated engines and machines. With unrivalled levels of vertical integration within the industry, CAT Electronics' systems help to maximise the customer value and efficiency of Caterpillar's end products, whilst minimising owning and operating costs.

The successful applicant for this position will join the Engine Controls team and will take a leading role in the supporting the application of Caterpillar small and medium engine ranges (CAT C1.7-C7.1 and Perkins 400, 900, 1100 and 1200 series) to a major third party customer's machines and contribute to the development and testing of application level features on this range of engines. As well as focusing on the third party customer's machines, applications may include genset, industrial and in-house machine applications.

Key responsibilities:
* Working directly with the customer to understand and document key technical requirements. This will include direct contact with the third party customer's technical team, to provide support, technical information and answer technical queries where necessary.
* Development of system design and specifications to meet identified requirements, using structured tools and processes.
* Planning and managing feature development and implementation to meet the programme timelines.
* Planning and conducting verification tests to ensure quality of released software / system.
* Development of the dSPACE HiL test system and the automation of system level verification test plans using Automation Desk.
* Planning and supporting validation tests of key application features.
* Supporting software validation and troubleshooting on engine - getting 'hands on' with the end product.

Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in, and have significant responsibility for the application of a modern engine electronic control system to machine, genset and industrial products.
Experience required:

* Strong technical background - ideally a good technical degree in mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering - though consideration will be given to other qualifications or significant relevant experience in lieu of this.
* Prior experience in engine control system development (preferably in the off-highway industry)
* Prior experience of dSPACE, including the use of Automation Desk to automate test plan execution.
* Good understanding of diesel engine technology, including common rail fuel systems and aftertreatment technology.
* Strong team player
* Excellent communications skills
* Strong customer focus

* Experience of running and participating in FMEA
* Experience of designing and executing verification test plans for electronic engine control systems
* Experience of dSPACE development, including the use of plant models.
* Experience of electronic system development tools such as CANape, CANalyser and a working knowledge of J1939 datalink standards
* Experience of writing technical documents / requirements / test plans
* Experience of running / troubleshooting engine systems, particularly electronics related
* Strong interest in engine control system development, particularly for off-highway, marine and military applications.

Closing date :
This role will be halted on 13/07/2017 and no further job applications can be progressed.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.