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Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Location Peterborough, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000167143

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Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Battery Controls Engineer

Salary:     £42,000 - £65,000+ (Depending on Experience)

Location : Peterborough       

Benefits:  25 days annual leave,    

                 Up to 12% bonus

                 Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%

                 Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will matche 50% of the employee's contribution

                 CAT Advantage High Street Discount App

Relocation/ Sponsorship: We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Who is Caterpillar? What do we do?

Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment.  We are developing a range of exciting new products & services to electrify our applications and help our customers build a better, more sustainable world.

Our customers use our products to build the basic infrastructure that enables higher standards of living so that people have access to water, electricity, roads, bridges, hospitals, schools and so much more.

What will Caterpillar do for you?

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company.

You power our success, and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

The Position:

Caterpillar’s Electrification and Advanced Power Solutions division (E&APSD) is focused on advanced power systems development with emphasis on electrification to provide sustainable power solutions to our customers. The E&APSD Chemitronics Team is responsible for Lithium-Ion Battery Simulation and Battery Management System (BMS) strategy, calibration and validation.

We are currently seeking a Battery Controls Engineer to join the Chemitronics BMS Control Team.  The role is available at either an Engineer or Senior Engineer level depending on experience.  These roles will be focused on developing, calibrating and validating BMS controls strategies for a variety of Caterpillar and 3rd Party applications.  The successful candidate will work on assignments that are complex in nature, working with individuals and teams across the US, UK and India.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

As a Battery Controls Engineer in the team, you will be expected to:

  • Convert high level system requirements into viable control strategies for down-selection.

  • Develop detailed control strategy requirements using Matlab/Simulink controls modelling.

  • Calibrate and validate your control strategies when available as embedded code.

  • Define test requirements and analyse results for control system testing in labs and field machines.

  • Communicate technical information to internal customers and team members.

Additional expectations for the Senior role are:

  • Lead projects and other Engineers to meet the needs of the customer and business.

  • Communicate technical information to external customers

An Engineer will have the following skills and experiences :

  • Accredited Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in a relevant engineering subject

  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink (or similar) in the fields of simulation, controls and data analysis

  • Experience with control strategy development

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (written/verbal/presentation communication, teamwork)

A Senior Engineer will have these additional skills and experiences :

  • Knowledge of Lithium-Ion batteries performance/characteristics and modelling

  • Experienced in the application and development of BMS control strategies

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting #LI

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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