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Powertrain Hardware Systems Engineer

Gillingham - United Kingdom

Jul 21, 2021

Full time



Powertrain Hardware Systems Engineer


Gillingham, UK

About us

BorgWarner is a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. We are a company of innovators and independent thinkers that brings together talented employees, meaningful work and amazing technology in a unique environment. At BorgWarner we constantly work towards our vision of a clean and energy-efficient world.

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Career Opportunities

We manage talent as seriously as we manage our businesses and encourage you to learn about our proud history, strong culture, technologies and future vision. We offer a strong local presence and interesting global opportunities. Start your future with BorgWarner now!

Job purpose

At BorgWarner, we’re proud to embody the core values of inclusion, integrity, excellence, responsibility and collaboration, in both our culture and products.

We are looking to hire a Hardware Systems Engineer to join us on a full-time basis to develop real-time safety critical Electronic Control Units (ECUs) for passenger car or commercial vehicle powertrain control systems.

We currently have 670 people on site.

Come helps us build something great!

Key responsibilities

  • Capturing and analysing customer requirements using Polarion.
  • Designing control algorithms & strategies (using Matlab\Simulink) and autocode generation of production intent code
  • Designing system diagnostics and CAN communication specifications
  • Development of safety monitoring strategies to the EGAS standard
  • Developing validation tests for electrical test bench, HiL and vehicle
  • Provide expertise for investigations and problem solving activities
  • Calibrating sensor interfaces and diagnostic strategies
  • Calibrating servo controls and regulators
  • Supporting the customer’s engine and vehicle testing
  • Supporting system and hardware DFMEA

What we’re looking for


  • Evaluate customer and internal requirements and propose electronics hardware solutions
  • Prepare ECU technical documentation
  • Interface with customer for hardware related items
  • Interface with internal hardware supplier for technical related items including quality
  • Develop and maintain test equipment, tools and processes in line with required automotive standards


  • Organize reviews to validate assigned development activities with peers as required
  • Achievement of quality standards and process




  • Analogue and digital hardware design
  • Circuit Simulation and PCB Layout
  • Hardware Testing
  • Design Verification
  • Instrumentation and calibration
  • Drive waveform specification and verification
  • EMC engineering


  • ISO26262 awareness



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in hardware engineering.


  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude towards work
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team orientated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines when required
  • The ability to prioritise and organise own workload

What we offer

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Long service holiday (if applicable)
  • Working hours are 37 each week (flexi hours are available)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • Staff discount with selected retails + wellbeing platforms
  • Discounted gym membership at Roko
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Friendly working environment

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