Control Simulation Engineer

Genesis Technical Recruitment Ltd
Birmingham, West Midlands
22 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior/Principal Control Simulation Engineer required for a leading Powertrain business based in Birmingham.

As the successful Control Simulation Engineer you will work as part of a small team that is providing control system design and integration for complex automotive powertrain systems and energy storage devices.

You will develop simulation environments and plant models for powertrain components for use in control system development. Support the use of the simulation models at all stages of the system-"V" development.

Senior/Principal Control Simulation Engineer Role:
  • Develop requirement specifications, design, implementation, integration and test of control system simulation models.
  • Work closely with engineers of different disciplines (mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic) to develop plant models that represent the physical systems with appropriate accuracy and fidelity
  • Prepare and maintain model parameterisation data. Liaise with other teams to get the necessary data. Support testing undertaken to collect this data.
  • Maintain models using version control tools. Provide formal releases and documentation of models for other teams to use.
  • Support the integration of plant models into test environments (MIL, HIL).
  • Investigate issues found in the plant models and manage the resolution of them.
  • Work closely with Control System and Control Software teams to ensure delivery of complete system.
  • Be a practitioner and promoter of advanced simulation techniques.
  • Support system robustness, diagnostics and functional safety development and analysis at a simulation level.
  • Mentor junior members of the team in UK and China.
  • Occasional travel to other sites, on development trips and to visit suppliers is a requirement.

Senior/Principal Control Simulation Engineer Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree with honours in a relevant scientific field with certain years post graduate industrial experience in engineering product development.
  • Good literacy skills - able to write clear documentation and explain conceptual ideas to others.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Good logical reasoning and problem investigation/resolution.
  • Proven experience of developing complex simulation models of physical systems.
  • Proven experience of developing plant models for control system co-simulation.
  • Good understanding of modelling at different levels of fidelity and the appropriate use of simulation during the development lifecycle.
  • Good overall understanding of full Control System development lifecycle would be an advantage.
  • Experience of system validation using simulation tools (e.g. MIL/HIL) and test benches.
  • Experience of design and implementation of automotive powertrain simulation models would be a distinct advantage but equivalent experience in aerospace or other industries will be considered.
  • Preferred working knowledge of Mathworks toolset but will consider equivalent experience in other toolsets.
  • Experience of Model Based System Engineering would be an advantage.
  • Experience in using software calibration tools e.g. INCA, CANape.
  • Full UK driving license.


Our Client offers a competitive basic that is open to negotiation, plus a Bonus Scheme, Healthcare, Pension and free Lunches worth £1,300 per year. Relocation is also offered.


This vacancy is only available to Candidates with relevant experience as detailed in the job description. Due to volume of applications, we are unable to respond to applicants who do not possess the required skills and experience. Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of industry experience need not apply.

Candidates must be authorised to work in the country where this role is located BEFORE making an application.

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