Graduate Recruitment – Controls Focused

Introduction

We are recruiting ambitious and high calibre graduates ready to show their talents within a dynamic and innovative organisation. Working with a development team responsible for delivering transmissions, drivelines and their control systems to a variety of prestigious vehicle manufacturers, this is a fantastic opportunity for an interesting and varied career within the automotive industry.

The Role

Our opportunities involve work on both R&D and client projects in the area of embedded controller development and base software for control of transmission and driveline systems, including hybrid and electric vehicle applications. Being a team player is key but the ability to operate independently and learn quickly in new areas is crucial. As a small flexible organisation the following are examples of areas in which you could become involved:

  • Mathematical modelling using Matlab/Simulink and/or Ascet-SD
  • Algorithm design & implementation
  • Hardware-in-the-loop system set-up and operation
  • Test rig and vehicle based control system testing & calibration
  • Test rig and vehicle set-up and commissioning
  • Low-level C-Code programming for embedded microprocessors (e.g. MPC55XX, MPC56XX)
  • Requirements capture

The Essentials

  • A 2:1 degree (or currently studying) in a related Technical Engineering discipline ie. Mechatronics, Electrical Eng, Systems Eng, Computer Science, Mechanical Eng, Automotive
  • Demonstrable analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Excellent written and spoken English

The Nice to Have

  • Knowledge and a passion for vehicle systems, with a good understanding of transmission and driveline elements
  • Previous work experience at an OEM or tier 1 supplier
  • Experience of using Graphical coding e.g. MATLAB SIMULINK and C-Coding
  • A second language of either Italian or German would be advantageous

Location

Based at our facility at MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton, there may also be the opportunity for national and international travel.

A valid UK driving licence and own transport is required due to the locations and nature of the role.

Hours

Our core hours are 37.5 per week finishing at lunch time on Fridays with flexible daily start and finish times to allow for commuting.  From time to time you may be asked to work additional hours as necessary to help meet tight project deadlines, you may be eligible to ‘bank’ these extra hours and take the time back during quieter periods in return for your flexibility during peak periods.

Prospects

This is a chance to put what has been learned into practice in a dynamic environment.  And the learning won’t stop here, you will have the opportunity to work with world class mentors and move quickly into roles with responsibility for project delivery.

Package

We offer a very competitive starting salary with regular 6 monthly performance based increments during the first 2 years and a further 3 year development plan with substantial reward incentives to kick start your career.  In addition our comprehensive benefits package starts with 5% employer pension contribution, annual bonus scheme, 26 days holiday + 7 public days per annum, Life Assurance, subsidised canteen and free car parking.

Please complete the Graduate Placement Application Form and send to enquiries@vocis.co.uk 

 

 

Graduate Recruitment – Electronics Focused

Introduction

We are recruiting ambitious and high calibre graduates ready to show their talents within a dynamic and innovative organisation. Working with a development team responsible for delivering transmissions, drivelines and their control systems to a variety of prestigious vehicle manufacturers, this is a fantastic opportunity for an interesting and varied career within the automotive industry.

The Role

Our opportunities involve work on both R&D and client projects in the area of embedded controller development and base software for control of transmission and driveline systems, including hybrid and electric vehicle applications. Being a team player is key but the ability to operate independently and learn quickly in new areas is crucial. As a small flexible organisation the following are examples of areas in which you could become involved:

  • Electronic system design and test
  • Low-level C-Code programming for embedded microprocessors (e.g. MPC55XX, MPC56XX)
  • Requirements capture
  • Hardware-in-the-loop system set-up and operation
  • Test rig and vehicle based control system testing & calibration
  • Algorithm design & implementation

The Essentials

  • A 2:1 degree (or currently studying) in a related Technical Engineering discipline e.g. Electrical and Electronic Eng, Mechatronics, Systems Eng, Computer Science, Automotive
  • Demonstrable analytical, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Excellent written and spoken English

The Nice to Have

  • Knowledge and a passion for vehicle systems, with a good understanding of automotive embedded systems
  • Previous work experience at an OEM or tier 1 supplier
  • A second language of either Italian or German would be advantageous

Location

Based at our facility at MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton, there may also be the opportunity for national and international travel.

A valid UK driving licence and own transport is required due to the locations and nature of the role.

Hours

Our core hours are 37.5 per week finishing at lunch time on Fridays with flexible daily start and finish times to allow for commuting.  From time to time you may be asked to work additional hours as necessary to help meet tight project deadlines, you may be eligible to ‘bank’ these extra hours and take the time back during quieter periods in return for your flexibility during peak periods.

Prospects

This is a chance to put what has been learned into practice in a dynamic environment.  And the learning won’t stop here, you will have the opportunity to work with world class mentors and move quickly into roles with responsibility for project delivery.

Package

We offer a very competitive starting salary with regular 6 monthly performance based increments during the first 2 years and a further 3 year development plan with substantial reward incentives to kick start your career.  In addition our comprehensive benefits package starts with 5% employer pension contribution, annual bonus scheme, 26 days holiday + 7 public days per annum, Life Assurance, subsidised canteen and free car parking.

Please complete the Graduate Placement Application Form and send to enquiries@vocis.co.uk 

 

 

Based in our brand new facility at the MIRA Technology Park in Nuneaton, we are going through a period of growth and therefore have an opportunity for an FC to join at this exciting time.

Who will suit this role?

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager/Senior Management Accountant. If you enjoy the variety of an all encompassing role and being an integral part of the team with good career prospects this could be a great next step.

For full details please read more here or email:- enquiries@vocis.co.uk with your CV and salary expectations.

 

Yamaha has teamed up with Gordon Murray and Zytek to deliver a concept electric vehicle with a difference.

Gordon Murray Design, the British organization with it’s T.25 & T.27 vehicle concepts, has teamed up with Yamaha  Motor Company to create something quite different : The Motiv.e  city car, which makes use of iStream in order to tick a lot of urban mobility needs, says its makers.

Much of Motiv.e’s electric drive has been developed by Zytek, which for this project employed a range of new design approaches to minimize the cost, weight and size of the powertrain, while maximizing important aspects such as performance and range. “Yamaha wanted the vehicle to reflect the company’s reputation fDesign, a British Organization, with it’s T.25 and T.27 vehicle concepts, has teamed up with Yamaha Motor Company to create something quite different : The Motiv.e city car, which makes use of iStream or outstanding engines, “explains Neil Cheeseman, Zytek’s engineering program manager, when asked about the project. “Integrating this into an electric vehicle has driven excellence in performance and driveability, as well as in weight reduction and efficiency, building on the potential of iStream to deliver an agile drivers’ car, as well as maximizing the range.”

The Zytek e-motor, which has been designed to rev to 25,000rpm, is paired with a single speed reduction gearbox from Vocis, while a new-generation electric vehicle control module provides the interface between the powertrain and the rest of the vehicle. Motiv.e’s low-cost power electronics are manufactured in high volumes by Zytek’s partner and now owner, Continental.

 

Motiv.e City Car

Motiv.e City Car

 

The full article can be read here:

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/396d3326#/396d3326/22

Source : Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International.

 

Details On Oerlikon Graziano 4-Speed Electric Drive Transmission

Oerlikon Graziano’s 4 SED (4 Speed Electric Drive) four speed transmission with two motors and no clutch is a trick device, which according to company could increase efficiency by 15%.

This 15% translates to more range or smaller battery pack at the same range.  However, a single-speed transmission is simple, reliable, light and less expensive, so it’s not an easy task for Oerlikon Graziano to convince car manufacturers to choose a 4 speed transmission instead of one for only a 15% gain in efficiency.

A prototype car, a Mercedes Vito minibus, with 4SED will be demonstrated at Cenex LCV 2014 from 10th to 11th September.

To read more on the 4 Speed Electric Drive Transmission, follow the link.

4-Speed Electric Drive Transmission

 

4 SED (4 Speed Electric Drive)

4 SED (4 Speed Electric Drive)

Source : www.insideevs.com

The annual Vocis Family Day was held on Saturday 28th June and despite being plagued by poor weather yet again, great fun was had by all.

The event took place in the grounds of the American Barns where our Warwick office is based. There was plenty to keep the children & adults alike amused on the bouncy castle, 2 lane obstacle course and archery. As the day came to a close and soggy children & parents were getting ready to go home a rainbow appeared!

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