Lead Electronics Design Engineer – Motor Control
|Location||Silverstone, UK (see below)|
Overview of role
Performance Projects, based at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, focusses on niche vehicle projects. Our design, build and supply programmes are wide ranging, from motorsport steering wheels for major manufacturers, through to fully autonomous tractors.
We are seeking an electronics engineer to lead the specification, design, manufacture and testing of our electronic systems. There will be a focus on motor control, but the role will cover the electrical systems across all of our projects.
The successful candidate would be working in a small team on short timescale projects. They must be able to work effectively with little technical supervision, reporting directly to the directors.
The role requires significant periods of work from the Silverstone base, with occasional support at client/test locations. The option to work from home (in the UK) is open when appropriate to do so.
A good candidate would be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and or experience in the following areas:
- Motor control theory including field-oriented control with position feedback for brushless motors.
- Complete delivery of electronic hardware and software projects. These would ideally include hardware design of digital and power electronics, creating and debugging embedded software in C, defining communications with user interface software and modifying GUI in higher level languages.
- Understand the process of control system algorithm development, design and documentation. This will include solving control problems using PID controllers and state machines.
- Comfortable with the selection, configuration and utilisation of debuggers and lab equipment to develop and debug electronic systems. This would include the ability to specify, create and operate bench setups to solve problems.
- Experience of performing and specifying structured control system testing, validation and verification. Specifying vehicle electrical/electronic systems integration, including the wiring and selection of analogue, digital and CAN based sensor and actuators.
- Proven track record in working alone and taking the initiative as required
- Previous experience in a similar role
The ability to oversee and supervise a motor controller programme is essential, organising and managing third party support where necessary. Highly detailed knowledge of all the individual areas (whilst desirable) is not necessarily essential, but the successful candidate should be able to conduct a broad range of the work solo and unsupported where necessary. A desire to create new and interesting products is critical, along with:
- Excellent attention to detail
- Good communication skills
- Flexible ‘can do’ approach to tasks
- An interest in developing hardware and software for other programmes as required
Please apply in writing with your CV and a covering message, explaining how you meet our requirements.
Applicant submissions only. No agencies please.