Ricardo: Motor Control Engineer

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Motor Control Engineer

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Van Buren, MI

Job Description

Coordinates and leads technical activities of design engineers on assigned team. Understands and guides team to work within project constraints including budget, scope and timing to deliver engineering work according to client, Ricardo and regulatory standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Support Cascade of system requirements to motor requirements
  • Lead simulation of motor design to meet requirements including providing input into system efficiency simulations
  • Provide input and lead creation of marked up motor prints for quotation with supply base
  • Work with purchasing and ME to align requirements to purchasing and ME strategy.
  • Support development of DVP to enable system lead to quote ED&D required
  • Work with Technical experts to maintain design integrity from advanced development work to date
  • Be an active participant in cross functional team to answer customer RFQ(Interfaces with Housings, shafts, system, etc.)
  • Other DRE duties as assigned
  • Presents results and recommendations to customers on more complex projects or with more junior engineers
  • Reviews product designs for regulatory compliance and safety, adherence to company standards, and client contract requirements
  • Manages vendors, including software, component and system suppliers and outsourced services, in order to meet technical specifications as well as project budget, scope, and timing
  • Delivers superior levels of customer service to both internal and external customers while demonstrating Ricardo’s core values of respect, integrity, creativity and innovation, and passion
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering; Master’s degree a plus
  • 5+ years motor/inverter software control experience
  • 5+ years MATLAB/Simulink
  • Understanding of classical controls systems
  • Experience with modelling and simulation of electric motors
  • Experience with quality processes (CMMI, ASPICE)
  • Understanding of vehicle networks (CAN, ethernet)
  • Experience with requirements management tool

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