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Job title:  Senior Electrified Powertrain Development Engineer

Posting Date:  Mar 23, 2023
Company:  AVL Powertrain UK Ltd

Coventry, GB

Job ID:  29778

AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology) for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle.


Location:  Coventry 


AVL Powertrain UK is currently seeking Senior Electrified Powertrain Development Engineers which will play a key role in supporting Start Of Production Projects.

You will join the team with the primary objective to work closely with our customers to develop, test and optimise the performance of their Electrified Powertrain for future vehicle programs. 

Furthermore, you will be expected to take ownership for planning and executing test work primarily on developmental rigs, providing clear and concise data analysis and reporting/recommendations to customer teams (Focused but not limited to EDU : Electric Motor, Power Electronics).

You will also be responsible to support/onboard other engineers, liaise with various stakeholders to resolve issues, and be accountable for the reporting to Managers.

Our engineers are typically exposed to multiple different projects during their career working with us, including increasing opportunities in the field of electrified powertrains and virtualised development. The role is therefore particularly suited to flexible people who will enjoy the opportunity to gain experience in new areas and who can rapidly self-start, combining a pro-active attitude, excellent analytical problem-solving skills and an outstanding technical engineering background.





  • Responsible for the testing campaign from requirement definition to Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Definition of the testing requirement (technical and timing) with the Subject Matter Expert
  • Supervision of the testing facility set up, to ensure Rig and Unit Under Test fulfill requirement (BoM creation)
  • On site support at customer or other facilities as appropriate, to monitor and ensure good delivery of the testing campaign.
  • Timely data processing and data analysis that will be used to make engineering decisions 
  • Daily summary updates on project and testing status to various project stakeholders.
  • Responsibility to ensure any issues have been formally logged on and assigned.
  • Technical direction to test facilities & other stakeholders
  • Support internal AVL presentations and participate in trainings and knowledge exchange 
  • Responsible for coaching and guiding other engineers
  • Quality and peer reviewing 
  • Overall responsibility for reporting to Seniors/Managers
  • Expected to assume the role of the Subject Matter Expert (SME)





  • Minimum of 2:1 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant engineering area (Mechanical, Automotive, etc)
  • Experience in powertrain development or testing
  • Team leading experience
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to summarise and make clear technical recommendations across multifunctional disciplines with supporting data
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with high level instruction, minimal detail breakdown and to be able to seek out relevant information, data and support from other engineering groups
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both written and verbal, with AVL and customer/supplier team members
  • Flexible and adaptable to move onto other commodities (e.g. battery/DCDC/charging/inverter)
  • Electric Drive Unit experience and knowledge


  • Electric Drive Unit experience and knowledg
  • Agile/Scrum process


If an offer of employment is made, applicants are required to undergo a DBS check. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory DBS check and the company reserves the right to withdraw its offer in the event that the applicant has unspent criminal convictions.


Annual Remuneration: Due to UKVI compliance requirements, we are obligated to state the annual gross salary (full-time) for this position. The salary range is between £40,000 to £55,000 and we will offer market-conforming remuneration taking qualifications and professional experience into account.


Job posted on: 25/03/2022

Closing date: 03/05/2023

We look forward to receiving your details for the unique opportunity to join our growing, high-tech, international team.


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