ESS Test Engineer

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Powertrains is the newest company to be formed at the Red Bull Campus in Milton Keynes.

The Validation & Testing department utilise state of the art physical testing to prove out Powertrain systems, covering an extensive range from single components to full vehicle with electrified powertrain. Maximising the effect of this group will require a highly dynamic approach and use of advanced test technology, automation tools and the latest testing methodologies to ensure the maximum performance and reliability of the Formula One car during race conditions.

As we move into the next phase we are looking for ESS Test Engineers to join the team. This role requires a dynamic, passionate and highly motivated individual. A strong team player, with strong battery systems validation experience, who works well as an individual to constantly deliver under pressure. The successful candidate will be expected to display a consistent high level of energy and pro-activity to assist Red Bull Powertrains & Red Bull Technology achieve its business objectives. 

Key accountabilities of this ESS Test Engineer vacancy are:

  • Develop and execute laboratory and dyno testing procedures for the battery system including BMS system at pack or ERS system level to ensure that it meets safety, performance and reliability requirements
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and testing software to ensure reliable and repeatable test results
  • Plan and document rig validation activities in a clear, concise manner
  • Analyse and report test data to verify that the system meets the team’s performance and reliability targets and to capture any potential issues, and areas for improvement
  • Collaborate with other teams in the acceptance testing procedures, test equipment and pass / fail criteria
  • Support on the definition of Risk Assessments and ensure high level of H&S performance within the area of responsibility by applying safe systems of work including the development and implementation of safety procedures for laboratory and ESS dyno testing.
  • Support the commissioning of units under test and test equipment in the rigs
  • Investigate issues, faults or anomalies on ESS packs:
  • review test data and lead the investigation by sharing findings with internal teams or suppliers.
  • feedback findings to other team members to improve reliability or performance.

To be successful in this ESS Test Engineer vacancy you will need:

  • A Mechanical, Electrical or Programming Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Significant ESS and BMS validation exposure and experience, including exposure to HV battery storage systems
  • Advanced user of data logging systems and analysis tools
  • ESS testing methodologies
  • Experience in Rig/Laboratory areas including operation of test equipment like dynos, power analysers, power supplies and electrical loads, etc
  • Experience with Instrumentation of ERS systems
  • Strong fault finding and diagnostic abilities
  • Previous experience of hazards voltage systems, ATLAS / System Monitor, MATLAB or AVL Puma is highly desirable.

Not only is this a fantastic ESS Test Engineer role, but it is also a fantastic team to work with here at Red Bull Powertrains. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery scheme, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free daily food allowance, and a cycle to work scheme; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to our championship winning grand prix cars.

Mon, 27 May 2024

Red Bull Powertrains