CAV Engineer

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

HORIBA MIRA, (hereafter known as MIRA), is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes.

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) represents a major global market opportunity. To deliver this opportunity, HORIBA MIRA features a Capability Group that leads the commercial response to this market. The purpose of this role is to support the delivery of innovative technical solutions in CAV technologies on behalf of our clients and as new products and services for HORIBA MIRA. The role will be delivering solutions to meet current and future challenges for CAV development and deployment.

  • Deliver innovative methodologies that progress the current state of the art for CAV and ADAS.
  • Deliver high quality engineering and consultancy to support customer requirements aligned to the delivery of robust, safe and reliable CAV technologies.
  • Build effective networks within the business to support the project delivery.
  • Support the development and delivery of HORIBA MIRA CAV services to satisfy customer needs for the verification and validation of their production level ADAS and automated features.

Key Functions of the role include but not limited too:

    • Technically deliver innovative, world leading solutions to support current and future client CAV development and test requirements.
    • Support the technical delivery of multiple highly complex projects on time and to budget.
    • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop and exploit innovative ideas and technologies, continually seeking the most safe and efficient way to solve customer problems.
    • Support the creation of test methodologies for CAV and ADAS assurance, verifying requirements and validating appropriate performance.
    • Provide consultancy on appropriate technological solutions, such as sensor selection and assessment.
    • Support the development of technology demonstrators to prove out experimental concepts. Recent examples of such research include V2x communications, scenario databases, test programme automation, co-simulation and radar optimisation
    • Share project findings with the team
    • Stay abreast of relevant developments in technology, regulations and standards.
    • Seek opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and experience.

Essential Experience

  • Minimum 2 years working in the engineering profession.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver technical solutions.
  • Awareness of emerging CAV and ADAS technologies.

Preferred Experience

  • Over 2 years working with CAV or ADAS technologies.
  • Experience of working upon research projects.
  • Experience relating to vehicle safety or testing.
  • Familiarity with simulation tools used for CAV/ ADAS, such as PreScan, SCANeR Studio or Carmaker.
  • Scripting in Python/ Matlab.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a technologist who can bring innovative solutions to complex problems. Qualities that we will look for in a successful candidate will include:

  • A keen interest in CAVs, ADAS, robotics or mechatronics.
  • An interest in Systems Engineering concepts.
  • A hands-on, can-do attitude.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstration of creative thinking and openness to new ideas.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Contribute effectively in an open and collaborative team environment.
  • Self-starter with an ability to take ownership of objectives.
  • A proactive approach to continuing professional development
  • Potential opportunity for short duration overseas travel

Essential Qualifications

A relevant engineering or science degree.


Preferred Qualifications

Post graduate qualification systems engineering, or sciences.

Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 70 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, however this role does meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list.