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Graduate Control Systems Engineer


Banbury, Oxfordshire, England


Date Posted:

21st November 2022




Graduate Roles

Job Type:




At Prodrive we combine our motorsport ethos with free thinking to redefine the possible. We support a variety of programmes including full works teams in international race and rally series. Our Technicians, Mechanics, Fabricators and Engineers all work together every step of the way with one goal; to win.

We're seeking a talented and motivated Graduate Control Systems Engineer to join our team of engineers developing and supporting electrical & electronic solutions use on our race, rally and road projects.  This role will work alongside other departments in a highly dynamic environment and will assist with developing embedded software, control strategies and overall electrical and electronic implementation in our products.

 Essential responsibilities

  • Assist with hardware selection, I/O allocation and software development
  • Work together with electrical department to specify requirements for looms
  • Calibrating and tuning strategies for race & rally use
  • Maintenance & operation of test rigs
  • Maintenance and development of  PC tools to assist race & rally engineers

Background and technical skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Motorsport or Electronic Engineering
  • Strong automotive or motorsport understanding of electronics and embedded systems
  • Good all-round technology knowledge, especially full powertrain operating principles and calibration.
  • Interest in model based software development using MATLAB & Simulink and setting up cross compilers and tool chains.
  • Development of PC software in tools such as C# and Python
  • Interest in MIL, SIL & HIL testing
  • Understanding various communication protocols and their limitations such as CAN, LIN & Ethernet
  • Understanding requirement, specifying, and implementing sensors
  • Ability to read basic electronic schematics and follow electrical wiring drawings
  • FMEA preparation & documentation
  • Strong fault finding and working through problems methodically, both in hardware and software
  • Data analysis using time series data loggers and health checking of vehicles


  • Effective spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate both independently and in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation, and coordination skills
  • Ability to work effectively and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel and support cars on event or test

What we offer in return:  

Competitive salary to attract the best, 25 days holiday and bank holidays, life assurance, flexible benefit options including pension, car, bike and holiday purchase salary sacrifice schemes.

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