Powertrain Calibration/System Performance Engineer

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Powertrain Calibration/System Performance Engineer

Posted 08 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Connected Car Systems
Contact NameSam Brown

Job description

Position Title: Powertrain Calibration/System Performance Engineer

Duration: Permanent

Location: Coventry

  • Our Client has a number of exciting opportunities for Calibration/System Performance Engineers to work in the NRMM and related industries.
  • Our Client is a World Class engineering powertrain consultancy, delivering robust projects and technical services for major clients across multiple sectors.
  • They are looking for passionate & pro-active engineers at the top of their game and with all levels of relevant experience, from recent graduates to time served Charted Engineers.
  • Attitude and a dedication to our craft is key to all that they do, and we expect the same of you.
  • This is an opportunity to become part of a professional Team working on projects that make a real difference to the sector and the world we live in.
  • These roles will see the successful candidates embedded in client teams, delivering projects and providing expert technical support.
  • As a member of the Client, you will have full access to a network of the Clients' engineers & experience to grow professionally and provide focused & relevant solutions that add value to our clients & customers.
  • The roles will typically cover a variety of functions and disciplines, including ICE calibration, powertrain system performance development, data analysis, issue investigation & resolution, system modelling and simulation.
  • Work in new powertrain sectors (battery, fuel cell, etc) is also a possibility.
  • Some industry or academic experience is preferred, but training will be offered & given to candidates as required.


  • Develop and manage powertrain calibrations using client &/or Client toolsets & processes
  • Define, generate & manage engine test plans
  • Planning, execution and analysis of engine & system simulation activities
  • System performance assessment, including trade-offs and data analysis
  • Data review and root cause analysis (RCA) to identify powertrain system issues & develop solutions for resolution
  • System modelling, calibration simulation, using toolsets such a MatLab SIMULINK
  • Functioning within a professional team, generate & present reports (verbal & written) including recommendations and proposals
  • Work with other company's & Client teams to deliver project objectives
  • Promote best practice and robust technical solutions using Client toolsets as appropriate



  • 2:1 or above Bachelors or Master's degree in a relevant topic
  • Excellent understanding of diesel internal combustion engine operation and performance
  • Knowledge of ancillary systems (air path, exhaust after treatment technologies, control, etc)
  • Understanding of vehicle architecture & control systems
  • Experience or knowledge of vehicle emissions requirements
  • Good knowledge of simulation systems, particularly MatLab SIMULINK
  • Working knowledge of calibration toolsets & engine calibration, including trade-offs for emissions and performance
  • Excellent analytical skills, able to interpret data and results and present results in a clear & understandable format
  • Strong team player, with good communication & English language skills
  • A self-starter, 'can-do' approach, able to work with other team members at all levels to reach 'win-win' agreements
  • A strong willingness to learn and develop


  • PhD in relevant subject
  • Knowledge of the off highway (NRMM) or heavy duty on road sector, including emissions legislation (Stage V, Tier 4 final, etc)
  • Experience of using calibration and data analysis tools (e.g.: CONCERTO, Vector CANape, CAMEO, DIAdem, etc)
  • An understanding in the techniques, process, toolsets & methodology for Virtual Calibration
  • Expert NRMM ICE experience (calibration, analysis & simulation)
  • Good knowledge of NRMM machines and associated systems
  • An interest in non-ICE based power technologies (Fuel Cells, battery systems, etc)
  • Controls & calibration development using SiL & MiL techniques
  • Familiarisation with 1-D simulation tools (e.g. GT-Power)


  • EV Lease Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)
  • Flexi-time (applies to most roles)
  • Private Medical Insurance and Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 22 days holiday per year (increases by 1 day annually up to the max. of 28 days)
  • Special occasion leave (eligibility after probation, subject to conditions)
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance and Income Protection Insurance
  • One paid professional membership annually