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Technical Specialist - Battery Systems Engineer

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Job Description

TAE Power Solutions. The Next Paradigm Shift: Accelerated.

The future is electric, but only if it’s better — for businesses, consumers, and the planet. We bring electrification to the next level, to enable and sustain a cleaner planet.

At TAE Power Solutions, we design power management systems that use less but do more. From electric vehicle drivetrains and ultrafast charging to stationary energy storage and grid efficiencies, we develop a clean energy ecosystem of proprietary technology designed to go faster, perform stronger, travel farther, and last longer.

PLEASE NOTE: TAE prefer to hire directly and have an existing preferred supplier list of agencies. We do not accept speculative CVs or referrals from agencies. If speculative CVs are sent, no fee will be applicable.

About the Role:

The ‘Technical specialist – Battery systems’ in the Systems Engineering group is an essential role in the organisation, providing technical leadership and subject matter expertise for the team.

The Technical specialist has the following top-level responsibilities:

Delivery of the technical content on the assigned project and/or subject matter including and have responsibility for the following:

  • * Technical leadership to resolve blocked issues
  • Technical Quality
  • Maturity of the deliverables and time planning
  • Task assignment, prioritization, and resource planning
  • Assist with the management and leadership of the battery systems team in delivering system work products as per the system process.
  • Report team progress to management and escalate issues where necessary.
  • Responsible for system metrics and maintenance of time planning for system activities.
  • Ensure quality of system deliverables in accordance with company standards
  • Help create system processes and delivery of work packets in accordance with ASPICE, Safety and other industry standards. Provide guidance to the team in this respect.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You will work across various, often complex, and technically challenging, TPS product development and customer R&D / demonstration / production projects.
  • Projects may include electric vehicle systems, powertrain, and stationary energy storage.
  • You will be responsible for developing, implementing, and validating appropriate battery system architectures for these applications.
  • Liaise directly with customers, suppliers, and TPS staff at all levels to ensure full derivation of battery system requirements and satisfy TPS technical and project delivery needs.
  • Utilize your analysis experience to research and propose appropriate battery solutions and evaluate them against use cases, based upon steady state analysis and dynamic simulation as appropriate.
  • Derive and validate the battery system component level requirements.
  • Develop and execute appropriate system level verification & validation plans.
  • Work with design engineers, suppliers and build technicians to realize prototype hardware and test it in line with the V&V plan (including MiL, HiL and field testing as appropriate)
  • Support product sourcing, purchasing and selection as required by the design process with a good understanding of cell technology and battery component supply base.
  • Ensure project documentation is correctly managed, maintained and released in line with company processes and standards.
  • Participate in technical reviews of product designs, requirements and specifications.
  • Deliver engineering tasks in line with project milestones.
  • On site working at the client facilities may be required

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ability to produce original innovative cost-effective design solutions.
  • A sound understanding of engineering, physics and applied mathematics and their application to solving real world problems.
  • A degree or similar qualification in an engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience
  • To have an excellent understanding of automotive engineering design practices particularly in the field of Battery systems, and drivelines
  • Ideally, FEA or CFD knowledge for evaluating theoretical designs.
  • Experience in automotive or other relevant battery systems design, development, and validation.
  • Proven track record in the effective delivery of technical objectives to quality targets and milestones.
  • Familiarity with systems engineering processes from requirements capture through to design validation.
  • Familiar with battery systems control approaches, software and hardware

System or Knowledge

  • Experience working on hybrid or electric vehicle subsystems and components e.g. battery systems, inverters, DC/DC converters etc.
  • Experience in compliance engineering to electric vehicle regulations and external standards
  • A history of interfacing with external parties (e.g. customers or suppliers) for dealing with technical queries and resolving technical issues.
  • Support of reliability and safety analysis (e.g. FMEA, FTA, HARA etc.) and familiarity in the application of functional safety and ISO 26262.
  • Model-based system development and software application.
  • Commercial awareness

Personal Attributes

  • Proven leadership skills. Outgoing, confident and articulate.
  • Self-motivated, creative and adaptive team player.
  • Willingness to take on roles, responsibilities and challenges required to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Able to Prioritize and organize project workloads, schedules and tasks.
  • Strong presentation, report writing and communication skills.

Safety & Environmental

  • Ensures Environmental Health & Safety policy is always adhered to.
  • Promotes Environmental Health & Safety awareness.
  • Responsible for adhering to EHS procedures & policies to ensure compliance.

Other Features of job

  • Eligible to work in the UK.
  • This role is based at our Head Office at Birmingham Business Park, 0900 to 1700, including 30-minute paid break 5 days a week.
  • Travel occasionally

About Us:

Imagination, skill, and will

We are a team of over 250 engineers, scientists, professionals, and big thinkers from over 40 countries. We work daily at the frontiers of science, to deliver products that lead humanity into a brighter era. We are not afraid to reach for the stars and build the future with fusion and science.

We are looking for passionate candidates who bring their skill and will every day to accomplish our mission.

At TAE Power Solutions, we design power systems that use less but do more. Systems that charge faster, run stronger, go farther, and last longer. We inspire better ways to move, work, play, and live. The future is electric because it’s powered by TAE.

Confident, collaborative, and creative

We are unwavering in our expertise and knowledge, separating fact from fiction and proof from hypothesis.

You will be a successful member of TAE Power Solutions if you have these traits:

  • You are confident in your skills, based on your credentials, technical accomplishments, and positive impact on your teams/organizations.
  • You are collaborative, and work well within and with teams to approach challenges with respect, transparency, optimism, and confidence to succeed together.
  • You are creative, with determination to learn continuously, break new ground, and push the cutting edge.

What we offer:

  • A collaborative environment: An organization, where talents and interests can plug in to different groups outside of direct job description.
  • Generous payment rewards: For novel research, patents, and talent referrals
  • Potential for equity participation
  • Hybrid/remote work options for certain positions
  • Robust team-building events on and off-site

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TAE Power Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

We ensure all individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


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