A talented Engineer with experience of System Test, Modelling and Analysis and a background in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Physics (or similar) is required to join the development team of a vibrant and award winning space technology company.
As the Development Engineer you will be bright with at least a good MEng or a PhD and a good understanding of Electro/Chemical/Mechanical Systems -particularly in experimental test, data analysis, data evaluation and modelling. Ideally you will have experience of batteries, fuel cells or similar power systems, but this is not essential and expertise in other system testing and analysis such as aerospace or automotive systems will be seriously considered
Battery Development Engineer
Location - Abingdon
Salary - UP to £32K + Benefits
Relocation - Available
The global leader in the research and development of high technology and ultra reliable batteries for the Space industry are growing. Their world class portfolio of products including their flagship Lithium-ion batteries continue to provide the space industry with innovative solutions that can be used in the ultimate of harsh environments.
To ensure their Lithium -Ion batteries remain THE technical leader within the space industry, they hire and invest in the best people and as such their Battery Development team consists of some of the brightest Engineers and Scientists the industry has to offer.
Through expansion they now require a talented Engineer with to join the Battery Development Team. As a member of the development team you will be running system tests on the cells under extreme environmental conditions then analysing and modelling test data to improve the performance and develop the next generation in batteries.
You will need to have a background in research (perhaps from Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics background) which should include data evaluation and modelling. A background in battery technology would be a strong advantage but is certainly not critical as training will be provided if the candidate displays the core skills and a keen interest in the space/battery industry.
As the Battery Development Engineer you will be involved in the following:
New cell and battery qualification including:
Environmental and Performance Test definition and management
Hands on test and inspection work to support activities as required
Data evaluation including macro coding to streamline work
Writing and presenting research reports
Cell performance modelling in some or all the following areas:
Providing expert technical support to the business engineering and sales teams for:
Technical problem solving and troubleshooting
To be considered for the role of Battery Development Engineer you need the following:
Good Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or perhaps a Physics related discipline or equivalent
Demonstrable high level of IT skills for data analysis, modelling, results presentation and reporting using Excel or similar packages
VBA Macro or other programming experience for data manipulation and modelling
Methodical approach to testing and organisational skills to maintain traceability, avoid errors and validate work performed
Experience of lithium-ion battery or electrochemical system testing
Knowledge of and familiarity with commercial battery testers and data loggers beneficial
Material testing techniques e.g. XRF, FTIR, XRD etc
Experience of the Space Industry
Experience of Vibration environment
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