Calibration Engineer - Racing and Cars

Calibration Engineer

Bentley Motors
Motorsports Company

Oxfordshire, UK, 01865

Posted January 31, 2019

Company Description

Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman & CEO Bentley

Bentley has always had one clear aim: to create extraordinary cars for extraordinary customers.

We also have a history of thinking about tomorrow. From the moment the first 3-Litre engine roared into life in a mews behind London’s Baker Street in 1919, we’ve been continually driven by the idea of exceeding expectations. From the start, our customers have bought into the Bentley vision and chosen our cars to push the boundaries. In the early days this took place on the roads and racetracks of Europe. Today, our customers across the globe shape the world in diverse and exciting ways.

For over 90 years, the thousands of extraordinary people that work at Bentley have fed this vision. Inspired by our customers, we create the most luxurious and powerful cars in the world. With each new model, we strive to stretch the bounds of possibility. As a result, Bentley remains the definitive British luxury car company, crafting the world’s most desirable high performance cars.

Bentley, along with the rest of the automotive industry, has grown and developed to meet new challenges that were not even on the radar of its early pioneers. But it hasn’t changed completely: at heart, we still endeavour to achieve new levels of excellence that bring to life Bentley’s unique combination of luxury and power. Day after day, everyone at Bentley continues to rise to every challenge – be it changing fashions, new technology, environmental demands or the expectations of our exacting customers, whilst remaining true to the Bentley vision. Our attention to detail and dedication touches every aspect of the business, from our products and services to our events and experiences. Whatever the endeavour, our people always push themselves, and our cars, to new heights.

Who are these extraordinary people? The opportunities Bentley offers are many. Some come to us at the very start of their careers as apprentices and graduates, excited by the possibilities that Bentley has to offer as a luxury automotive brand. Many stay for their entire careers. Others bring a depth of expertise and experience along with their own personal views and innovative ideas. Bentley leaders have proven track records in the industry, expertise and a clear-sighted view of the business which not only shapes the future of Bentley but of the entire luxury motor car sector.

Together these colleagues add to the vision and potential of the Bentley community that is – like one of our extraordinary cars – far more than simply the sum of its parts.


Position Description

We are looking for a Calibration Engineer to join our Engine Calibration function within Powertrain Engineering.

The Powertrain Engine Calibration function is responsible for calibrating the Engine Management System software on all of the engines in the Bentley vehicle lines (W12 engines, V8 engines, V6 PHEV). The function ensures that the engine operates in all environmental conditions whilst achieving all exhaust emissions, drivability and OBD targets and legislative standards. We also are involved in the development of the future powertrains. This involves interaction with all areas of the business on a daily basis, working with like-minded talented engineers who collectively develop the world best luxury cars.

The successful candidate will own the calibration of all Engines in Bentley cars to ensure they meet regulations and product enhancements concerning exhaust emissions, OBDII, fuel consumption and driveability for all markets worldwide.

Key responsibilities include:

Creation of specifications for EMS calibration
Calibration of EMS using ETAS development tools (INCA etc.) with Bosch functionality
Specification & validation of software functions
Compilation & validation of datasets
Planning test & development programs including: Engine and vehicle preparation and instrumentation
Test program specification
Conducting & supervising tests in test facilities in Crewe & other national and international locations
Planning and participation in hot & cold field trials in various locations around the world
Management of suppliers
Liaison with other Bentley & VW group departments
Support of prototype cars & engines
Follow defined processes


Position Requirements

About the person:

The successful candidate will be educated to Degree within Engineering.

You will have experience in the below areas:

EMS calibration on Bosch MExx family (or other EMS with electronic throttle control and torque based architecture) including engine mapping, exhaust emissions, OBD and driveability in hot, cold and high altitude conditions.
Full understanding of exhaust emission & OBD regulations and fuel specifications worldwide.
You will have the below transferrable skills:

Knowledge of Engine operation, vehicle operating conditions, emissions and environmental issues.


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