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ZG - Savska Opatovina, HRV

Battery Systems Engineer - HV Architecture & Wiring (m/f)

 

Battery Systems Engineer - HV Architecture & Wiring (m/f)
ZG - Savska Opatovina, Croatia

About us

We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.

Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.

As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.

Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.

In the role of Battery Systems Engineer – HV Architecture the candidate will be responsible for the design & development of the HV Architecture and Power Distribution Units (PDU) of high-performance automotive energy storage systems. In the development of the HV Architecture the candidate will monitor functional and non-functional requirements as well as balance performance, safety, cost, and manufacturability. In the team, the candidate will be considered an expert in wire harness design and will support other projects in the design and manufacturing support of wiring systems.

The battery system plays numerous important roles in the vehicle, from providing the initial power needed to start the engines to being the heart of the car. As a crutial component it is a product of our biggest focus and our main product when facing customers and fulfilling their needs. Our understanding of battery technology comes from years of designing, testing and verifying solutions built to meet the most demanding needs.

The Battery Systems Engineering team collaborates closely with other departments and works on perhaps the most exciting automotive projects in existence today. No surprise there, it has become the most appealing and respected role and position in the whole automotive industry.

Our team not only develops the battery packs for our fantastic Rimac HyperCars, but we work and provide numerous global automotive manufacturers with our battery solutions. Working close with great customers and partners like Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Porsche, Hyundai, Jaguar, Pinifarina, Magna and many more well-known and respected car manufacturers, gives us the opportunity to work on the most exciting vehicle projects one could imagine. 

 

  1. Responsibilities
    • Create HV architectural concepts or designs based on requirements
    • Asses performance and functionality of HV electrical components based on requirements
    • Quantify the performance of different architecture choices and optimize architecture choices according to the cost function
    • Check on (electrical) integration feasibility
    • Have an eye for durability and reliability
    • Define failure modes / FMEA / FTA
    • Apply functional safety with the help of functional safety engineers
    • Document requirements for other subsystems
    • Identify multidisciplinary design tradeoffs
    • Review functional safety architectures (HARA, Technical Safety Concept, ASIL decomposition, FMEA, FTA, etc) (ISO26262)
    • Coaching junior engineers to transcend to senior engineers

 

  1. Main Tasks
    • Battery pack systems and subsystems research and development
    • Supplier engagement
    • 2D/3D wire harness design in collaboration with other team members
    • Technical drawings and production documentation
    • Design, develop and release component and system specifications
    • Supervising the testing of finished products and systems
  2. Requirements
    • Experience with HV Safety in the automotive industry
    • Knowledge in designing for high voltage systems (automotive, <1500V)
    • Knowledge of Creepage and Clearance as well as EMI
    • Advanced knowledge of schematic design software (Visio, Zuken or equivalent)
    • Experience with product and process validation
    • Good knowledge of Lithium-based battery cells
    • Self-organized and goal-oriented
    • Ability to guide and coach other engineers
    • Very good knowledge of English (written and spoken) is essential
    • Communicative teamwork player
    • Bachelor's or higher degree in the relevant field of study
    • At least 5 years of professional automotive experience
  3. Considered as an advantage
    • Extensive experience in the engineering development
    • Good knowledge of production technology
    • Good knowledge of the battery cell management
    • Knowledge in cooling system design and management
    • Understanding of electro-mechanical components

What we are like and what we offer

  • We operate in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
  • We work a lot, but also know how to have fun (fun teambuilding, crazy company parties, kitchen and relaxation zones around the office, free coffee/tea and fresh fruit, etc.)
  • Family-like and open work environment (subsidies for kindergartens, Christmas parties for kids, and presents for kids)
  • Financial subsidy for transportation
  • Additional and supplementary healthcare covered
  • Internal educations program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days – up to 12 days of remote work per month
  • Discounts at stores and clinics – for humans and pets 😊

If you are a creative, problem solving, open-minded, highly-motivated individual and you love a fast-paced environment and are up for the challenge – where were you hiding?