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Powertrain Calibration/System Performance Engineer

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1mo ago

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 £38K - £54K
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  • You must have a 2:1 or above degree in a relevant field, understanding of diesel engine operation, vehicle architecture, and emissions requirements. Experience with simulation systems, calibration tools, and excellent analytical skills are required. Strong communication, teamwork, and a willingness to learn are essential. Additional PhD, NRMM sector knowledge, and expertise in virtual calibration techniques are preferred.
  • You will develop powertrain calibrations, manage engine test plans, analyze system performance, conduct RCA, and collaborate with teams to deliver project objectives using AVL toolsets and processes.

Graduate Job



  • AVL is a World Class engineering powertrain consultancy, delivering robust projects and technical services for major clients across multiple sectors. We are looking for passionate & pro-active engineers at the top of their game and with all levels of relevant experience, from recent graduates to time served Charted Engineers.
  • Attitude and a dedication to our craft is key to all that we do, and we expect the same of you. This is an opportunity to become part of a professional Team working on projects that make a real difference to the sector and the world we live in.
  • These roles will see the successful candidates embedded in client teams, delivering projects and providing expert technical support. As a member of AVL, you will have full access to a network of AVL engineers & experience to grow professionally and provide focused & relevant solutions that add value to our clients & customers.
  • The roles will typically cover a variety of functions and disciplines, including ICE calibration, powertrain system performance development, data analysis, issue investigation & resolution, system modelling and simulation. Work in new powertrain sectors (battery, fuel cell, etc) is also a possibility.
  • Some industry or academic experience is preferred, but training will be offered & given to candidates as required. 


  • Essential:
  • 2:1 or above Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant topic
  • Excellent understanding of diesel internal combustion engine operation and performance
  • Knowledge of ancillary systems (air path, exhaust aftertreatment technologies, control, etc)
  • Understanding of vehicle architecture & control systems
  • Experience or knowledge of vehicle emissions requirements
  • Good knowledge of simulation systems, particularly Matlab SIMULINK
  • Working knowledge of calibration toolsets & engine calibration, including trade-offs for emissions and performance
  • Excellent analytical skills, able to interpret data and results and present results in a clear & understandable format
  • Strong team player, with good communication & English language skills
  • A self starter, ‘can-do’ approach, able to work with other team members at all levels to reach ‘win-win’ agreements
  • A strong willingness to learn and develop
  • Preferable:
  • PhD in relevant subject
  • Knowledge of the off highway (NRMM) or heavy duty on road sector, including emissions legislation (Stage V, Tier 4 final, etc)
  • Experience of using calibration and data analysis tools (eg: AVL CONCERTO, Vector CANape, AVL CAMEO, DIAdem, etc)
  • An understanding in the techniques, process, toolsets & methodology for Virtual Calibration
  • Expert NRMM ICE experience (calibration, analysis & simulation)
  • Good knowledge of NRMM machines and associated systems
  • An interest in non-ICE based power technologies (Fuel Cells, battery systems, etc)
  • Controls & calibration development using SiL & MiL techniques
  • Familiarisation with 1-D simulation tools (Eg: GT-Power)

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities



  • Develop and manage powertrain calibrations using client &/or AVL toolsets & processes
  • Define, generate & manage engine test plans
  • Planning, execution and analysis of engine & system simulation activities
  • System performance assessment, including trade-offs and data analysis
  • Data review and root cause analysis (RCA) to identify powertrain system issues & develop solutions for resolution
  • System modelling, calibration simulation, using toolsets such a Matlab SIMULINK
  • Functioning within a professional team, generate & present reports (verbal & written) including recommendations and proposals
  • Work with other client & AVL teams to deliver project objectives
  • Promote best practice and robust technical solutions using AVL toolsets as appropriate


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

May 31, 2024




38000 - 54000 GBP


  • EV Lease Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)
  • Flexi-time (applies to most roles)
  • Private Medical Insurance and Health Cash Plan 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 22 days holiday per year (increases by 1 day annually up to the max. of 28 days)
  • Special occasion leave (eligibility after probation, subject to conditions)
  • Pension scheme 
  • Life Assurance and Income Protection Insurance
  • One paid professional membership annually