Senior Controls Engineer

Terry Parris Associates
Horsham, West Sussex
£45000 - £58000/annum
15 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Control Engineer

With the success of our technology across Europe and Internationally, our client has an exciting future ahead of them, therefore we are seeking great people to join them who have the desire to make a significant difference within an innovative, expanding and rewarding environment.

Purpose of the Job

The primary purpose of this position is to provide control and software engineering support as part of the Systems Engineering function group. The Senior Control Engineer will be the point of contact for key customer programmes, where occasional off-site customer facing, and control calibration support will be required. Key tasks will be system design support from a control perspective, control requirements capture, modification of existing control strategies and calibration for new applications. The Senior Control Engineer will also contribute to the ongoing development of control software.

The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, taking a pivotal communication and coordination role between the various technical teams. They will also have a strong delivery focus, using their technical knowledge to quickly resolve new issues.

Key Accountabilities:

* Deliver project control development and calibrations for customer programmes

* Support the development of product Systems, products and components through control software changes and bespoke software builds.

* Work with the wider systems team and test department to support software calibration and issue resolution.

* Engage with end users of the control software to identify opportunities for improvement.

* Deliver timely support and rapid issue resolution.

* Design, implementation, test and documentation of new control software features.

* Occasional design, manual modification, test and troubleshooting of electronics hardware

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

* Electronic Engineering degree or similar high-level qualification.

* Minimum 5 years’ experience related to the above accountabilities, preferably in the automotive or aerospace sectors.

* Strong experience of software development using Matlab / Simulink and Embedded Coder

* Experience of modern high-level programming languages such as C/C++ and Python

* Experience of electronics hardware design and troubleshooting desired

* Experience with electronic control systems and common communications protocols such as CAN and Modbus.

* Knowledge of standard software development processes and industry best practice.

* Familiarity with automotive calibration tools such as ATI Vision, CANape or similar.

* Sound verbal and written communication skills to enable effective liaison with colleagues, and the exchange of complex software concepts with inexperienced users.

* Willingness to adapt and tailor working practices to suit the demands of the business

* Be a fast learner of domain knowledge and terminology

This position offers an impressive and unique opportunity for interested candidates. It requires people who want to be challenged, have a passion for success and a constant drive to exceed expectations.

The role will require flexibility and involve working abroad, in Asia, for periods of time

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