Principal Engineer of Intelligent Vehicles

Fusion People
£48000 - £55998 per annum + Benefits
29 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Engineer - Intelligent Vehicles

experienced Principal Engineer to work as part of Intelligent Vehicles research group. You will take technical responsibility for the delivery of projects on connected and autonomous vehicles, delivering highly innovative research and valuable outcomes to our industrial partners.

Research in Intelligent Vehicles is underpinned by a key facility: a drive-in, driver-in-the-loop multi-axis simulator. The simulator has a world-leading capability to fully emulate the external environment that a vehicle would encounter on road, for repeatable testing and verification. Our intelligent vehicles research brings together several capability areas such as Complex Electrical Systems, Communications, Supply Chains and Cyber Security. This multidisciplinary approach enables us to understand the full scope of research challenges that will affect the practical implementation of this new technology and build research programmes with industrial partners to address real-world challenges

Supported by these world-leading research facilities, you will have knowledge of, and be able to lead projects working on topics such as sensor development and integration (e.g. LiDAR, RADAR, and optical), communications technology, testing, verification and validation, user-acceptance, applied computer science and electronic engineering.

In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.


Job Purpose
To provide technical leadership in research and development activities in the field of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) primarily working on the HVM

1.To provide broad ranging Technical Leadership for the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the Intelligent Vehicles project and other related projects in the field of CAVs. This includes effective: technical leadership, planning, monitoring, use of resources, analysis and presentation of results to meet project targets.

2.To represent as a recognised and credible expert in CAVs. To work with academics to identify the challenges and needs faced by industry in order to identify, pursue and successfully secure additional funding. To establish collaborative research activities with partner organisations.

3.To broaden the CAV research network by actively seeking new industrial and academic partners.

4.To prioritise requests from various stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of the research programmes and to benefit.

5.To be responsible for the activities occurring in the project workshops.

Person Specification


A Degree in an engineering / scientific discipline
Significant industrial experience in the delivery of automotive development projects

The ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers

Extensive knowledge of technology relevant to CAVs

The ability to analyse and solve complex problems with multiple stakeholders

Ability to identify key areas of innovation and research

Ability to influence and negotiate in a confident and professional manner, with excellent communication skills, (written and verbal)

Experience of working in collaborative, ideally research, projects
Proven ability to correctly prioritise a broad range of requests from many customers, both internal and external and ensure safe operation

Able to work independently as well as part of a team, managing workloads of self and the team you are line managing

Professional membership of appropriate organisations e.g. IMECHE
Ability to generate high quality technical papers for peer reviewed journals

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