Go to the content

Senior Powertrain Engineer for E-vehicle and machine research

Shape the electric vehicle and machine of the future with advanced powertrain concepts.

To apply, go to http://jobs.flandersmake.be.

Please fill in the online application form and upload a motivation letter and cv.




Electronics & Engineering

Senior Powertrain Engineer for E-vehicle and machine research (Lommel or Leuven)

Shape the electric vehicle and machine of the future with advanced powertrain concepts.

Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. From our sites all over Flanders, we stimulate open innovation towards high-performant, energy efficient, flexible and autonomous motion systems, e.g. by rethinking electric and autonomous prototype vehicles or high-performant mechatronic systems. Our demonstration and validation infrastructure includes testing facilities for efficient drives, and a top-notch Hardware-In-the-Loop platform for hybrid vehicle applications.

Rethink the concept of electric powertrains

As an expert in electric drivetrains and mechatronic systems, you :

  • Rethink performance and energy efficiency. Can creative actuation concepts, energy storage designs or advanced control systems contribute to better performing systems?;
  • Generate new research ideas inspired by new concepts for the electric vehicle of the future (eg. a hybrid truck, an electric forklift, …) & for high tech industrial variants (eg. mobile robot ) and respond to innovation needs of manufacturing companies; Can you think of an alternative energy system replacing the central e-motor? ;
  • Translate your innovative ideas into project proposals;
  • Take the technical lead of a research team combining expertise in model based mechatronic system engineering, vehicle and machine dynamics, energy management, sustainability, battery systems, control, and testing and validation.

Examples of Flanders Make projects:

This movie shows how Flanders Make helped a company converting their trucks into electric Trucks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncG9KK0fM88

Creative industrial innovator with a conceptual mind

You have :

  • Master's degree or PhD in Engineering (Electrical, Energy, Mechanical, Material, Mechatronics …);
  • Proven experience and expertise in electric powertrains and mechatronic systems from a research perspective;
  • Broad knowledge of machine and/or vehicle dynamics and motion control, modelling, control algorithms, system simulation, sensors and actuators, sustainability, life-cycle analysis …;
  • Experience in an automotive or manufacturing context is a plus.

You are :

  • A conceptual thinker inspired by research problems and technological innovation;
  • Interested in automotive as well as machine applications;
  • Enthusiastic about developing new project ideas;
  • Pro-active and taking initiative;
  • Open minded and a team player.

Make a difference in automotive and smart machine technology

  • Flanders Make gives you the opportunity to develop pre-competitive research within the next-generation vehicle/machine technologies, together with Flemish and European companies, universities and research institutes;
  • An open minded and flexible working environment;
  • An attractive salary with additional extralegal advantages.

About Flanders Make

Towards a digitally transformed, sustainable and competitive industry

Flanders Make is a fast-growing research centre that performs research to support companies from various sectors in their sustainable innovation processes. From our establishments in Lommel, Leuven, Kortrijk and Sint-Truiden and labs within the 5 Flemish universities, we stimulate open innovation through excellent research.

Because of our unique position as a bridge between industry and research, our teams combine application and system proficiency with technological and scientific knowledge. Academic partners and more than 150 companies are part of the innovative circular ecosystem of Flanders Make.

Our strategy based on industrial needs and long-term trends ensures a close link with the industry and its challenges. With our programmed research, we create impact in companies.

Sustainability, climate and workability have a high priority in our research. We want to help companies in developing sustainable, green, smart and connected products and production systems, with a special focus on people and their interaction with machines.

How to apply:

To apply, go to http://jobs.flandersmake.be.

Please fill in the online application form and upload a motivation letter and cv.

How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.