Ricardo is a global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy, founded in 1915 our vision is to maximise efficiency and eliminate waste. With a century of experience delivering excellence and innovation, Ricardo now employs over 3000 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world and it is the passion and expertise of this community, which drives us forward and maintains our position of technical leadership. As a business, we value respect, integrity, innovation and passion and guided by these values we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success.

YOUR ROLE

You will lead technical teams and deliver client projects:
• Technical leadership of teams of engineers involved in development of control solutions
• Interface directly with clients on technical issues
• Focus on delivery of projects on-time and on-budget
• Technical negotiations with clients and support of commercial discussions
• Driving the further introduction of quality procedures and validation processes
• Support of the sales teams in the development of market opportunities through client interaction, proposal support and roadmap development
• Promotion of capability throughout Ricardo’s global customer base
• Drive the development of future products and services

YOUR SKILLS WILL INCLUDE

You have automotive engineering background, and a number of years of experience in successfully delivering projects in controls either in an OEM or Tier 1 capacity, including having lead teams of engineers:
• Minimum degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline (e.g. electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, software engineering, maths, control engineering)
• Extensive technical experience in control systems for relevant applications, such as: xEV powertrains, power electronics, motors and drives, engines, transmissions, battery management systems, advanced thermal systems, fuel cell systems, OBD, etc., including demonstrated ability in leading teams in the delivery of projects
• Wide ranging knowledge of automotive powertrain systems
• Analytical approach to developing controls algorithms in an automotive environment
• Fluent in a model-based development languages, especially Matlab/Simulink
• Ability to train junior engineers and develop an effective team
• Drive and commitment to deliver technically challenging projects
• Commercial awareness for preparation of projects and proposal development
• At least intermediate level of English (daily use and communication with native speakers), Czech is not a requirement

We offer you

Learning
& development

Language lessons
during working
hours

Free public
transporation
ticket

25 days
paid holiday

Flexible
working time

100% sick pay
after 1st day

Meal
vouchers

Our culture

At Ricardo, you will work with colleagues who are highly educated and skilled at their jobs.  Over 90% of our staff have Bachelor’s degrees, 75% have Master’s and 10% have PhDs.  We have always been an engineering and science company. Your colleagues will have a deep understanding of the fundamentals of how things work.

Control and Calibration

The Control and Calibration team develops and calibrates the algorithms for control and diagnostics that are used in engine, transmission, hybrid and vehicle control units.  The work varies from new control concepts for novel powertrains through to calibration development, approval and release for production programs.

The Company

Ricardo is an international engineering and technology company with over 2,900 employees worldwide. We focus on the key challenges facing society today; sustainable transportation, clean energy and responsible use of scarce resources. In Prague, we have our largest technical centre outside of the UK. We support projects around the world that help to develop the next generation of transportation systems.

Ricardo values its reputation as a diverse and inclusive employer