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Zero Emission Controls Engineer - DAF Trucks N.V.

Eindhoven PhD Secondment via YER
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Zero Emission Controls Engineer - DAF Trucks N.V.

Eindhoven Engineering Automotive PhD Secondment via YER
DAF Trucks N.V.


Eindhoven Automotive PhD Secondment via YER
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The control engineer has knowledge of state-of-art modelling techniques and control theory.

The control engineer has knowledge of state-of-art modelling techniques and control theory. You are able to transfer this knowledge into appropriate algorithms and models which integrate/operate powertrain components in their most optimal way in the truck. Having extensive knowledge (or willingness to build-up this knowledge) of Zero-Emission Powertrain Components and Automotive high voltage systems is expected.

You will be developing control functions in a multidisciplinary team and take the lead in defining the control function architecture. Additionally, you design and realize (parts) of control functions for a wide variety of powertrain components (e.g. e-Drive control functions, hybrid powertrain control functions, energy management, plug-in charging algorithms, and BMS control functions for high voltage batteries such as; SoX algorithm development, balancing, and etc.).


Your challenges:

  • Play the role of architect for new powertrain control function development;
  • Collaborate with PACCAR global teams to collect (division specific) function requirements and translate these requirements into state-of-art control concepts;
  • Design state-of-art control concepts in Matlab/Simulink and verify algorithms and models by means of SIL and HIL verification as well as Rapid Control Prototyping in a real vehicle;
  • Establish a smooth interaction with PACCAR global stakeholders:
  • Initiate, coordinate and report periodically the progress of your projects;
  • Structured handover of your control functions to the Embedded department.
  • Maintain relationships with external partners (supply base, research & educational institutes) to leverage knowledge and keep your control skills up-to-date.

The department Vehicle Control within Product Development is responsible for the definition, design and validation of feasible control concepts for vehicle functions, both in advanced technology projects as in product development projects. These control concepts are applied in all Paccar vehicles.

YER Technology offers you the possibility to become employed as Automotive Professional and to combine challenging assignments with an excellent career with perspective on a fixed contract at YER Technology or our client DAF Trucks. The following conditions are applicable:

  • Attractive (fixed) salary commensurate with knowledge and experience
  • 25 holidays per year & 8,33% holiday allowance
  • A contract for a definite or indefinite period at a financially robust organization
  • Travel expense reimbursement or leased vehicle
  • Good pension scheme
  • Overtime will be compensated in payment of wages or time-for-time
  • Committed to a good balance between work and private life
  • An open culture and clear communication
  • A Service Desk ready to answer all your practical questions
  • MSc or PhD Degree in Control Systems Engineering;
  • Extensive knowledge of Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow and related control toolboxes;
  • Proven track-record in control function development for automotive (electrified powertrain) systems;
  • Educated in writing functional requirements in a clear, simple and unambiguous way;
  • Testing and validating the functional requirements and control design in MiL, SiL and HiL at component and/or system level;
  • Expertise in Functional Safety and Cyber Security is preferred.
  • English language is a must.

If you have a matching profile but it does not meet all the job requirements, we still encourage you to apply.

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