The landscape of electric vehicles and automotive electronics is changing, and there is a lot of potential for disruptive improvements in this field, which means there is a lot of demand for talented and industry-ready engineers. Automotive electronics serves as the foundation for all operations that turn new technologies into reality.
As a result of technological advancements, new areas such as connected vehicles, shared transportation, autonomous driving, and advanced driver assistance systems, among others, will be frequently in the news over the next five years.
By 2030, 10 million jobs are expected to be created in India as many manufacturers have already invested heavily in the production of electric automobiles. It provides employment opportunities for many workers in the automobile industry.
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Top Skills to get Ready for EV Industries Job
Depending on their product portfolio, many automotive industry firms, such as OEMs and supporting automotive sectors, require a variety of competencies.
To be an industry-ready automotive engineer, you’ll need the following abilities:
- Gain a thorough understanding of prototypes, which includes hardware design, software development, EMC compliance, and functional testing.
- Cross-domain engineering skills, for example, if you just have a basic understanding of mechanical engineering.
- Embedded product development, including in-vehicle and outside-vehicle deployment of various data networking protocols
- Electrical & Electronics to develop skills in multi-disciplinary technology design.
- Ability to communicate (ability to explain technical information and requirements)
- Problem-solving, analytical, and creative abilities
While there was various Subject Matter Expertise in a wide range of technologies, including:
- Integration of Vehicles and Systems
- Vehicle Design and Engineering
- Mechanics of Vehicles,
- Matlab, Simulink, and other programming languages
- Design of Electric Motors,
- The process of testing, validation, and certification utilised in the design of electric vehicles,
- Knowledge of embedded C programming and ECUs
- Electric Powertrain Controls and its Features,
- Control system development,
- Design based on models
- Data fusion and signal/image processing
- Battery Engineering and Battery Management Systems (Battery Engineering and Battery Management Systems)
- CAN and associated protocols,
- Technology for sensing and actuation
Top Companies Hiring EV Engineers in India
The top companies that are hiring engineers in electric vehicle domains are as follows:-
- Hyundai Kona Electric
- Mahindra electric
- Twentytwo motor
- Ather Energy
- Lohia auto
- BYD Olectra
- Tata motors
Read More: Top EV Manufacturer Companies in India
Top Job Roles in the Electric Vehicle Industries
Top job roles in the electric vehicle industries are as follows:-
- PCB Design engineer
- Hardware design engineer
- Motor design engineer
- BMS application engineer
- System Modelling & simulation engineer
PCB Design Engineer
To become a PCB Design engineer you will need to understand circuit diagrams, electronic components, schematics and layout. If you have adequate knowledge of PCB design and Altium design then it will help you a lot.
While some of the projects on which you may work in the job of PCB Design engineer are: managing bill of materials, Schematic and routing of complex power, electronic components and layout considerations for power components.
To become a PCB engineer, you may require an Undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering or an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
For this role, companies that recruit PCB engineers are Magna, Valeo, Exide and Ametak, delta electronics, Hella Group, Bosch, Cummins, Continental, Ador Digatron etc.
Hardware Design Engineer
If you want to become a hardware engineer, you will need to know the basics of circuit analysis and design. Apart from this, you should have an understanding of the application of control systems for power converter design.
Some professional skills for a better understanding of this role and also will help you to get this job are Simulink, Ltspice, Circuit Simulation, plecs, etc. While some of the projects on which you may work in the job of Hardware design engineer are:
Developing a dc to dc power converter for battery charging applications, designing a dc-dc power converter for automotive application constraints, designing and simulation of inverter for control of traction motor and many more.
To become a hardware design engineer, you may require an Undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering or an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
For this role, companies that recruit Hardware design engineers are Magna, Valeo, Exide and Ametak, delta electronics, Hella Group, Bosch, Cummins, Continental, Ador Digatron etc.
Motor Design Engineer
To get a job as a Motor design engineer, you know the fundamentals of electromagnetics as well as knowledge of the working of electrical machines.
Some professional skills for better understanding of this role and also they are quite essential are: Ansys Maxwell and Motor design. While some of the projects on which you may work in the job of Motor design engineer are the design and development of traction motors for given specifications, etc.
To become a Motor design engineer, you may require an Undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering.
For this role, the top companies that recruit Hardware design engineers are Hella Group, Crompton greaves and Kirloskar, General Electric, Nide, Bosch and Siemens Varroc Engineering.
BMS Application Engineer
To become a BMS application engineer, you will need to know the fundamentals of battery performance and its construction. If you have professional skills in MATLAB and SIMULINK, then it will help you a lot.
There were certain projects in which you make work as a BMS application engineer are Modelling as well as testing battery management systems, and testing algorithms for Undervoltage, overvoltage and short circuit conditions.
To become a BMS application engineer, you may require an Undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering. For this role, the top companies that recruit Hardware design engineers are Ather energy, Ultraviolette automotive, Ola electric, ion energy etc.
System Modelling & Simulation Engineer
you will need to know the basics of signals and systems. And oral understanding of the operation of electric machines and power converters. If you have professional skills in SYS (system-level simulation), MATLAB, and SIMULINK then you must get an advantage over others.
There were various projects which were assigned to the workers which may include: Modelling and simulation electric vehicles for range estimation and performance analysis.
To become a system modelling and simulation engineer you will require an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering or an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
For this role, companies that recruit system modelling and simulation engineer are:- Honda, Tata, Bajaj, Mahindra, TVS, KPIT, Ford, Accenture, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, KPMG, Ashok Leyland, Wipro, Nissan, TCS, HCL, Capgemini, etc.