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    Powertrain Research Engineer Job in Leuven, Belgium

    Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry.
    Our mission is to strengthen the long-term international competitiveness of the Flemish manufacturing industry.
    That’s why we work together with SMEs and large companies on pre-competitive, industry-driven technological research, resulting in concrete product and production innovation in the vehicle industry, the manufacturing industry, and production environments.

    Because of our unique position between industry and research, our teams combine application and system proficiency with technological and scientific knowledge.
    We focus on 4 key competences, all based on modelling and virtualization:

    1. Sensing, monitoring, control and decision-making for products and production
    2. (Co)design and optimization of products and production
    3. Motion product specification, architecture, and validation
    4. Flexible assembly specification, architecture, and validation

    We operate from our offices in Leuven and Lommel and from research facilities at the Flemish universities.

    Powertrain Research Engineer Job Description

    Senior Powertrain Engineer for E-vehicle research (Lommel, Leuven, Kortrijk)
    Shape the electric vehicle of the future with advanced powertrain concepts
    Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. From our sites all over Flanders, we stimulate open innovation towards high-performant, energy efficient, flexible and autonomous vehicles, eg. by rethinking the powertrain setups. Our demonstration and validation infrastructure includes testing facilities for efficient drives,  and a top-notch Hardware-In-the-Loop platform for hybrid vehicle applications.
    Rethink the concept of electric powertrains
    As an expert in electric drivetrains and mechatronic systems, you:
    -Rethink performance and energy efficiency. Can creative actuation concepts, energy storage designs or advanced control systems contribute to better performing systems?;
    - Generate new research ideas inspired by new concepts for the electric vehicle of the future (eg. a hybrid truck, an electric forklift, …) & for high tech industrial variants (eg. mobile robot ) and respond to innovation needs of manufacturing companies;  Can you think of an alternative energy system replacing the central e-motor?
    - Translate your innovative ideas into project proposals;
    - Take the technical lead of a research team combining expertise in model based mechatronic system engineering, vehicle dynamics,  energy management, battery systems, control, and testing and validation.
    Examples of Flanders Make projects:
    This movie shows how Flanders Make helped a company converting their trucks into electric Trucks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncG9KK0fM88

    Powertrain Research Engineer Job Requirements

    Creative industrial innovator with a conceptual mind
    You have

    • Master's degree or PhD in Engineering (Power electronics, Electrical, Mechatronics)
    •  Proven experience and expertise in electric powertrains and mechatronic systems
    • Broad knowledge of machine and/or vehicle dynamics and motion control, modelling, control algorithms, system simulation, sensors and actuators, instrumentation, hardware-in-the-loop systems..;
    • Experience in an automotive context is a plus.
    You are
    • A conceptual thinker inspired by research problems and technological innovation;
    • Interested in automotive as well as machine applications;
    • Pro-active and taking initiative;
    • Open minded and a team player.

    Powertrain Research Engineer Application Information

    Make a difference in automotive & smart machine technology

    • Flanders Make gives you the opportunity to develop pre-competitive research within the next-generation vehicle machine and technologies, together with Flemish and European companies, universities and research institutes;
    • An open minded and flexible working environment;
    • An attractive salary with additional extralegal advantages.
    Flanders Make is working on projects in Leuven and in Lommel. Depending on your place of residence or preference, you can work on one of our sites (flexible workplace policy) or from our satellite office in Kortrijk.

    Convinced? Send your motivation letter and cv
    Do you feel you can contribute to our research with your expertise? Do you share our values and our mission? We are looking forward to reading about your story, your interest for Flanders Make and for this job in particular. 

    To apply, please send your motivation letter and cv via the apply button below. 
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    Powertrain Research Engineer Summary

    Education Backgrounds: Electrical Engineering
    Specialties: Control systems
    Vehicle Dynamics
    Education Level: Postgraduate (Masters)
    Doctorate (PH.D)
    Experience: 10 - 15 years
    2 - 5 years
    5 - 10 Years
    Languages spoken: English
    Job Location: Leuven, Belgium
    Keywords: powertrain, PhD, automotive, electronics, research, mechatronic, vehicle dynamics, motion control, modelling, control algorithm, sensor, actuator, instrumentation,


    Flanders Make

    Leuven, Belgium
    Greet Heylen
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    Type: Job

    Deadline: 3rd August 2018

    Job reference (ID): 13216

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