Chief Engineer - Battery Systems

Ricardo plc
Leamington Spa
60000.00 - 80000.00 GBP Annual
16 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type

The company is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy and specialist niche manufacturer of high-performance products.

  • Using in-depth industry knowledge, provide thought leadership on battery systems, as applied to hybrid and electric vehicles for passenger cars, and commercial/off-highway applications
  • Generate new value propositions related to battery systems by supporting development of the company's roadmaps and driving research activities to develop new product, process and system solutions
  • Support the business development teams to understand our client needs and develop new opportunities through generation of technical sales material and client engagements
  • Lead the preparation of compelling proposals including project technical scoping and delivery approach architecture, liaising with customers and internal engineering and project management teams
  • Technical negotiations with clients and support of commercial discussions
  • Provide excellent technical leadership in multi-disciplinary projects taking responsibility for high quality delivery on-time and on-budget
  • Provide input to (or lead) delivery of project activities relating to all aspects of battery system design, development, application and validation
  • Ability to provide leadership in the application layer software for battery management control is also desirable
  • Developing and maintaining internal and client network and relationships to enable growth of the company's business in electrification
  • Support development of the company engineers by mentoring and identifying requirements for skills development where required
  • Education - A relevant engineering / science degree qualification and Chartered Engineer status preferred. 10 years or more in the battery systems industry with a global reputation based on delivering excellence in previous roles
  • Technical - In-depth experience in the development and application of next generation battery system solutions, typically from Tier 1, OEM and/or consultancy
  • Business Growth - Developing and scaling up capability and delivery models with customers and partners in a global environment
  • Commercial Acumen - Solid knowledge of and confidence in ability and appropriate use of legal and business language, including familiarity with NDAs, IP, proposals and industry standards. Prepare solutions sales materials. Deep market knowledge and ability to think strategically
  • Results Focus - Highly motivated to succeed, a self-starter who is driven and able to work with others effectively to "get things done"
  • Leadership - Strong strategic and leadership skills, to build and manage teams to deliver, satisfy customers and achieve technical, project and strategic targets
  • Team - Strong team player able to play in position as well as supporting areas of new technology for the greater good
  • Communication - Excellent communication, presentation and collaboration skills to work across functions and organisations; excellent listening and relationship-building skills. The ability to up-skill engineers using good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility - Able to be flexible on work location and prepared to travel within the UK and internationally on short assignments