Propulsion Facilities Engineer

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern: Days (40hrs)
Job Reference: BT FENG 2

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide all technical support to Millbrook Engineering team preparing the Propulsion Test Facilities to perform battery test activities according to customer requirements
  • Provide corrective and preventive maintenance on battery testing automation systems
  • Develop and improve test schedules for battery testing on automation systems
  • Conducts investigations and prepares reports to support investigations related to the battery testing facilities
  • Identify failures and suggest modifications to battery testing systems
  • Provide all technical support and training for the battery testing staff
  • Assure all instruments are calibrated and generating reliable data
  • Undertake analysis of results, including statements of conformity or opinions and interpretations
  • To report, review and provide authorisation of results
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times

Essential Criteria


  • BSc in engineering fields. Ideally related to electrical and/or electronic
  • (MSc in the automotive or electrical field would be an advantage)
  • (17th/18th Edition Wiring Regulations would be an advantage)


  • Must have experience working with automation systems used in automotive testing such as Horiba STARS, AVL PUMA, AVL Lynx or Kratzer PAtools
  • Familiar with CAN and Flexray network communications protocol
  • Experience with AC and DC High Voltage systems (up to 1,000V) together with all Health and Safety measures associated
  • Experience with test instrumentation including thermocouples and pressure transducers
  • Should be familiar to test bed main controls including PID tuning, actuators, and BMS
  • Should be familiar with National Instruments products
  • Experience with VECTOR tools like CANalyzer and CANoe is highly desirable
  • Battery testing environment familiarity is highly desirable
  • Automotive background is desirable


  • Understanding of Inverter Drive Cabinets architecture
  • Strong wiring diagram interpretation skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills mostly when handling large amounts of data
  • Able to demonstrate fault finding skills on automation systems such as Horiba STARS, AVL PUMA, AVL Lynx or Kratzer
  • Aptitude to repair electrical and mechanical systems including chillers and climatic devices
  • Accurate Health and Safety driven mentality
  • Good understanding of computer networks
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in MS Excel
  • (Software coding and scripting skills are highly desirable)

Personal Behaviours

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proactive in finding solutions
  • Good understanding of H&S practices
  • Analytical thinking


  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check

Other information:

Working Environment:                        Office/Lab

Travel Required:                                 Travel as required within the UK and mainland Europe


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