Principal Engineer 4E Propulsion

Location: Bedford
Shift Pattern: Days
Job Reference: PT PENG 6


Job Summary

Reporting to - Manager – ETC Engineering Team


Role Responsibilities

  • Maintain all H&S and quality procedures and ensure they are adhered to
  • Manage & support a small team of engineers to deliver excellent customer service on a daily basis
  • Engineering responsibility for a new 4E powertrain facility
  • Provide the customer with a professional, service centred technical interface to Millbrook
  • Provide understanding of customer processes that will be followed during the project delivery
  • Monitor the implementation of latest Functional processes and procedures throughout the project
  • Co-ordinate activities with the technical operations and facilities support teams to achieve project deliverables
  • Co-ordinate and attend customer Project Status meetings.
  • Manage & run customer vehicle or powertrain programs with high levels of efficiency
  • Identify faults with units under test and lead effective solutions
  • Processing and validation of test data to a high standard
  • Analyse and present test results to customers and peers
  • Generate test report templates tailored to specific customer requirements
  • Provide technical support to engineers, customers and business development
  • Track project efficiency, maintain project related invoicing and track against financial forecasts
  • Deliver development projects for a variety of customers
  • Develop initiatives to reduce waste, optimise efficiency and reduce costs
  • Develop best working practises and provide training to others
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times




  • Appropriate Engineering Degree


  • 5 years minimum experience in automotive powertrain (engines, transmissions, etc.)
  • Significant experience in technically leading powertrain development projects
  • Experience with powertrain/vehicle development testing techniques and methodology
  • Strong understanding of mechanical powertrain fundamentals
  • Proven exposure to state of the art engine, transmission and powertrain control strategies


  • Excellent knowledge of powertrain systems and sub-systems
  • Good knowledge of Bosch EMSs (others would be useful)?
  • Good knowledge of working with powertrain management systems
  • A strong background in the use of Engine/Vehicle test cell equipment including emissions measurement, combustion analysis and calibration tools
  • Strong understanding of transmissions
  • Understanding of vehicle integration architecture
  • Experienced in using Modelling & Simulation packages in Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test rigs
  • Conversant with CAN protocols and CANbus networks
  • Experienced using dSPCACE Control Desk software
  • Creation and management of dbc files
  • Experienced user of analytical software tools to handle large volumes of data
  • Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate numerical data
  • Knowledge of Modelling and Simulation techniques
  • Knowledge of coding/programming languages
  • Flexibility to undertake additional tasks to meet business requirements
  • Highly motivated, keen to learn and share knowledge
  • Project management experience.

Personal Behaviours

  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Act with honesty and integrity at all times
  • Maintain the attitude that customer service is paramount and exceed customer expectations
  • Work well within a team environment

Other Information

  • Test automation
  • AVL Concerto
  • ETAS / Inca
  • Emissions measurement
  • Full UK driving licence


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