Fuel cell system test & validation team leader


  1. Key Objectives and Scope of the Position

Responsible for leading fuel cell system validation team on system level according to legal and internal requirements in close cooperation with suppliers, internal partners


  1. Major Responsibilities and Degree of Influence

  • Create and manage a project specific validation plan based on generic definitions. Take into account the need for prototype parts, testing resources and budget - Approval

  • Leading fuel cell system T&V team and make sure no show stopper to project - Full Responsibility

  • Create and manage test specifications based on the technical specification and market specific legal requirements - Approval

  • Plan prototype parts demands and usage, follow up of the procurement process in close cooperation with the supplier, the purchasing departments, the project management and testing departments - Approval

  • Align test activities and methods with internal test field, external test centers and suppliers - Full Responsibility

  • Review test results internal test field, external test centers and suppliers - Full Responsibility

  • Conclude on actions upon deviations of test results from expected behavior - Full Responsibility

  • Give release recommendations for fuel cell system during the prototyping phase as well as for the product release in accordance to the validation plan - Full Responsibility


  1. Scope of Communication / Negotiation /


  • Fuel cell development team

  • PMO

  • Test field

  • powertrain integration


  • Supplier

  • test agency


  1. Qualifications

Education / Degree:

Bachelor, Master in electrical engineering, electrical power engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering or related majors

Knowledge / Skills /Competences

  • Understanding of architectures and components in hybrid and electric vehicles

  • Fuel cell system or HV battery management systems and functions

  • Test data management and analysis tools

  • Understanding of fuel cell electric and thermal behavior at system level

  • Knowledge in measurement and CAN communication tools (INCA, CANalyzer, …)

  • Strong project management and planning skills


  1. Experience


  • Working experience as engineer in software development, function development, E/E integration, product

  • validation or calibration

  • team management experience

  • Working experience in the automotive development for powertrain or vehicle electronics

  • Optional working experience with high voltage systems like HV batteries and E-motors, electric energy

  • converters and bus communication

  • Working experiences with control unit, bus communication and vehicle functional structure