We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who specialises in Thermal related control systems to join our rapidly developing Electrical Engineering team. This role can be based at one of our sites in Warwick or Reading (2-3 days per week) and remote working.

We're working to solve some of the most challenging environmental problems in city centre, last-mile logistics, which means an opportunity to have a significant impact on the world around us, and what it will look like in the future, from your very first day.

We want to revolutionise city centre logistics in order to make urban environments better places to live and work. We’re creating the world's safest commercial vehicles by reimagining conventional truck design principles, thanks to our full-electric drivetrain, and thus protecting vulnerable road users. Our electric powertrain also eliminates harmful tailpipe emissions, removing harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change. A crucial part of our journey is building a team of outstanding employees who share our vision for the future and our values of safety and sustainability.

You’ll be joining a world class team, backed by top investors that all believe in the future we are creating. We have ambitious growth plans for 2022 and beyond, scaling our team and activity at an exciting pace. We are a people-led company focused around creating an exceptional business, and all employees have a high level of autonomy and a platform to make a real impact.

What you will do:

You will be instrumental in all aspects of EE Architecture System design specialising in control system relating to infotainment, including requirements design and authoring. You will contribute and work with the network architects who lead all the network design and implementation. You will be working hands-on yourself plus with outsource partners and suppliers to deliver all aspects of the EE Architecture Systems. The EE Architecture Systems will be developed in accordance with the various industry standards for security, safety and diagnostics.

  • Own and lead the definition of the vehicle features (working with all stakeholders to define and approve the requirements) and generate the digital traceability as part of the functional decomposition for Thermal related control systems such as cabin and electrical powertrain.
  • Define the changes required to the EE architecture network implementation required to satisfy the vehicle features, security and safety requirements working alongside the electrical system and component owners.
  • Contribute to the on-vehicle diagnostic and network management requirements and define the vehicle standards.
  • Work with Volta component owners (valves, pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, etc) to define the changes to their components, and support discussions with suppliers.
  • Working alongside the functional safety team, support the develop of the Functional Safety Case (FSC) and corresponding Functional Safety Requirements (FSRs) for all functionality delivered within the vehicle for all associated safety goals (as part of the systems engineering process).
  • Working alongside internal and external software teams, support the specification of detailed requirements for software implementation in Volta designed ECU’s.
  • Contribute to development of the systems engineering process and develop a culture within engineering for the product development life cycle

We would like you to have:

  • Strong automotive engineering experience in system engineering
  • Experience related to electrical Thermal control systems.
  • Knowledge of EE Architecture communication design, in CAN and LIN
  • Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Experience developing systems including the software communications and hardware
  • Experience developing products in line with Functional Safety and Cybersecurity

A typical Volta Trucks person:

  • Thinks and acts in a non traditional way.
  • Closely shares our values of safety, sustainability and electrification.
  • Is action-orientated, proactive and works at pace.
  • Is transparent, progressive & entrepreneurial.
  • Is adaptable, resilient and open to change.

What working here will be like:

  • We are a small, fast-growing team so you will have a high degree of ownership and accountability, and you will be directly exposed to all areas of the business.
  • We are a start-up, so don't have a lot of structures and processes. Things change quickly and we acknowledge when we get things wrong and change direction.
  • We are a diverse business, from many nationalities and backgrounds.
  • We really value our people. We have a flexible & remote work environment and a great benefits package & pension scheme
  • We are committed to creating a first-class work environment. Every employee has a voice and we encourage open communication.