Senior Controls Engineer

04_Professionals (technical)
PC04 Eng. Serv., Mot


We have found an answer to the question of what will be the drive for the vehicles of tomorrow: Your skills and passion. You will not simply advance electro-mobility, but you will shape it together with us. Striving to master new challenges and persistently searching for even better solutions are the foundation of our everyday work. A love for cars and automotive technology underscores everything we do. These are the factors that drive us to find even better solutions that move our customers forward consistently and foster excitement.



MAHLE Powertrain is a global engineering consultancy that specialises in the design, development and integration both of advanced internal combustion engines and of electrified powertrain systems. Our dual technological strategy is the further optimisation of internal combustion engines and, at the same time, leading the development of electro-mobility.



Engineering excellence is at the heart of everything we do. We celebrate innovative thinking, encourage learning and knowledge development and it is important for us to grow our talent internally. We are seeking exceptional engineers to join our team and contribute to the further growth of our technical capabilities.


Your Role & Responsibilities

To lead the development of embedded control system solutions for projects. This will involve working with internal and external teams on a range of automotive prototype and small volume production control system solutions.



  • To lead control system development projects, teams & business development tenders
  • To support system requirements, integration, architecture & specifications development
  • To plan, supervise & deliver hardware, base software & application software developments 
  • To work together with designers, development, calibration & instrumentation engineers
  • To support wiring loom design and fabrication for projects using MAHLE’s flexible ECU
  • To support system & software modelling, simulation and testing
  • Contribute to departmental process development
  • To manage licensing of software tools used in the department
  • To analyse test results, prepare technical reports and create test plans
  • To liaise with program suppliers, internal and external customers
  • To monitor project progress and finance
  • To support the preparation of engineering program quotations
  • To provide support to projects off-site when required
  • To support issue investigations when required


  • Degree in electrical/electronic engineering or similar mechatronics / software development related degree


Your Skills and Experience  

  • Experience with C / MISRA C / C++
  • Experience working with MATLAB, Simulink, Simscape, TargetLink and auto code generation
  • Knowledge of CAN networks, protocols, & config
  • Familiar with rapid prototype microprocessor solutions, eg. Arduino, ARM Cortex 
  • Familiar with ETAS INCA
  • Familiar with ASPICE development process
  • Familiar with ISO26262
  • Familiar with automotive electrical environment (controls, component and communications technologies)



  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints 
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position



   Do you have any questions?
   +44 1604738-026 





Facts about the job

Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  R&D

Northampton, GB

Company:  MAHLE Powertrain Ltd.

Closing date for applications
Don't waste any time, apply while the position is online.



Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

Shape the future with us.

Our employee reviews