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Battery Systems Engineer 

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Category HES  

Essential Functions:

  • Specify, design and develop battery systems from either a clean-sheet requirement, or provide application engineering support to identify the ideal battery pack and integrate into the desired application.
  • Develop required documentation (sub-system technical specifications, block diagrams, FMEA, P-diagrams, DVP, work instructions, etc.) and Sheppard the design process through to production release.
  • Work with suppliers to identify required components to be incorporated into the final design, resulting in a robust design meeting all client specifications and needs.
  • Responsible for design release engineer for module assembly, components and subassemblies, including DFMEA, DVP, robustness/P-diagrams, 2D&3D models, GD&T, critical characteristics, tolerance analysis, engineering BOM, work instructions and process flow.  Support procurement of prototype module components, subassembly and assembly, DV & production source selection, APQP, tool design & qualification, purchasing, inventory and quality management


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in battery pack design and development. 
  • Experienced with designing and releasing of Automotive components
  • Strong communication, client awareness, and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced in developing good supplier relationships
  • Highly motivated to succeed, a self-starter who is driven and able to work with others effectively to "get things done"
  • Strong experience with automotive and industrial energy storage systems employing advanced cell chemistries in various configurations for high voltage, power and energy capacity
  • Familiarity with automotive and industrial energy storage system designs at a high level and best practices.  Has insight into the rationale for design approaches taken by design teams for current production battery packs.
  • Experience with engineering processes from concept development to production energy storage system development.
  • Familiarity with engineering development processes (block diagrams, FMEA, P-diagrams, DVP, work instructions, etc).  Ability to establish development process tools from clean sheet or “own” established process until production release.
  • Familiarity with industry energy storage system developers (OEM) and typical energy storage system suppliers chain (component suppliers).
  • Familiarity with how an energy storage system will operate within a system (hybrid or grid). 
  • Design and Analysis – requirements documentation, compliance, a general understanding of mechanical and structural design.  Ability to specify key analysis or interpret results.
  • Thermal Systems – familiar with cooling systems: requirements, specifications, heat exchange, working fluids packaging and interconnects
  • Electronic module – fundamental understanding of wiring and bus bar routing, fusing, connectors, mounting of components and maintain bill of materials
  • Packaging – ability to address issues related to detailed design of module packaging, conductors, sensor locations and module and pack-level tolerance stack analysis, creepage and clearance requirements


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Testing – develop comprehensive test specifications, support DV and PV testing for electrical, mechanical and thermal systems.  Close familiarity with test equipment, laboratory requirements and safety. 
  • BMS - Familiarly with typical BMS system functionality, operation, and integration issues
  • Proposal development - Ability to write clear proposals with scope, deliverables, assumptions clearly defined.
  • Awareness of industry trends, cell chemistry trade-offs and best practices.
  • Commercial delivery Ability to remain focused on delivery in “noisy environment”.  Ability to simplify complex trade-offs into simple choices to support decision makers.
Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Engineering Operations Director  
Number of Openings 1  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Open Date 4/7/2020  
About the Organization Ricardo is a global engineering and strategic, technical and environmental consultancy business with a value chain that includes the niche manufacture and assembly of high-performance products. Our ambition is to be the world's pre-eminent brand in the development and application of solutions to meet the challenges in the transportation, energy and scarce resource sectors.

Our 100 years of commitment to research and development empowers Ricardo's team of over 2,900 professional engineers, consultants, scientists and support staff to deliver class-leading and innovative products and services.  

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