Motor Control Specialist

• Be the specialist for motor control software and calibrations to control the Formula E electrical machines. • Be responsible for developing the motor control software and calibrations to maximise the performance of the electrical machines, from generating the initial concept to delivering the final working solution. • The role demands a high degree of contact with the electronics hardware and machine design functions to deliver complex system solutions efficiently and in a timely manner. You will be responsible for ensuring that the systems function at the point of delivery and also for ensuring that issues and faults arising are dealt with rapidly. • In this position, the Motor Control Software Engineer is empowered to act autonomously, ensuring accountability, cost and other key programme metrics.

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Job no: 493859
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Managing Director


Be skilled at…

  • Advanced knowledge of electrical machine control theory and applications (PMSM primarily)
  • Micro-controller software development

Have experience of…

  • PowerPC processors, including TPU
  • System modelling using MATLAB/Simulink/SimPower Systems
  • Inverter technology - either automotive or industrial applications
  • Auto generating software from Simulink
  • Developing in C or C++ for embedded systems
  • Sensor and Sensor-less control regimes, for PMSM machines.
  • Electrical machine thermal models
  • Online electrical machine parameter estimation
  • Modulation techniques

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Hybrid powertrain operation and control, including design of systems to control high voltage and high speed rotating machines.
  • Automotive communication protocols (e.g. CAN, LIN, Flexray, Automotive Ethernet)
  • Sensor redundancy
  • Electronic hardware, including schematics

Hold these qualifications…

  • BEng / BSc qualified (2:1 minimum) in Degree level or higher in software or engineering related discipline


  • Passionate about engineering
  • Creative, innovative and curious
  • Committed to delivering to the highest standards
  • Autonomous, taking ownership and responsibility
  • Dedicated to relentlessly pursuing perfection

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