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Job titleSenior Control Engineer
Job type
Salary USD
LocationNorth America
Bonus Package
Job description

Do you have experience in transmission or driveline control system development? Would you like to work for an award-winning transmissions company with a strong reputation in the automotive world? We’re working with a global transmissions consultancy who are looking for a Senior Controls Engineer to join their team based in the USA. 


The company 

Our client is on a mission to create the future of powertrains. They work on the full lifecycle from strategic planning to testing of powertrain and electrification technologies. They’ve got a rich history in the automotive space, working with major vehicle OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to optimise their products.   

Working towards a more sustainable future, they are operating in the electrification space to advance the development of new, more sustainable technologies.   


The role 

As a Senior Controls Engineer, you will be focused on the specification, design, development, and calibration of controls systems to be used in multispeed automated transmissions, hybrid and EV powertrains. This is a fantastic opportunity to join their mission to create the future of powertrains by working on the technologies that form part of them. 


Responsibilities include: 

  • Capturing requirements for a variety of embedded controls systems 

  • Creating plant models of various hydro-electro-mechanical systems 

  • Developing and designing algorithms using model-based design tools 

  • Generating system level wiring designs 

  • Developing and calibrating test cell and vehicle software 

  • Taking technical and financial ownership for the delivery of controls projects 

  • Project planning and organisation to deliver successful projects 

  • Creating formal reports and documents 

  • Presentation of reports to customers 

  • Contributing towards controls project proposals 


The requirements 

You’ll have at least 5 years’ experience in transmission or driveline control system development, as well as… 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering 

  • Demonstrable experience using Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow 

  • Strong knowledge of software development V Model 

  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of automatic transmission operation 

  • High standards of algorithm modelling 

  • Experience with model-based design techniques for automotive applications 

  • Understanding of the mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems that make up conventional, hybrid, and EV powertrains 

  • Ability to learn quickly and apply new engineering concepts 

  • Able to develop innovative solutions 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

  • Experience with or knowledge of electric motor controls ideal but not essential 


Important information 

FMC contact for this role: Steph Allen (

Reference number: 9044 

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    Updated on 2017-08-07T17:04:38+00:00, by Matthew Graham.