Test Engineer for Electric/Hybrid Vehicle prototypes

With a top-notch test infrastructure, you offer companies a taste of the latest technologies to test the performance of their electric/hybrid vehicles.

Flanders Make researchers are developing technologies for the design and production of high-performance, flexible and autonomous machines and vehicles, rethinking the drivetrain setups of electric/hybrid vehicles. New solutions are tested on our demonstration and validation infrastructure in controlled conditions.

Improve drivetrain performance with tests

For different mechatronic applications, you will:

  • Work in a team, where you will simulate via Hardware-in-the-loop the behaviour of vehicles and components like thermal, power or performance parameters for batteries, supercapacitors or electric motors…;
  • Use, expand and manage the test setups, working closely together with technology experts in different domains (sensing, control, software architecture, software integration, automation, robotics, vehicle dynamics, testing)

More concretely, you will:

  • Organise virtual and experimental tests
    • You define the test plan of research projects together with the project team;
    • You design and implement resources for test automation (e.g. Labview);
    • You create, adapt and validate virtual models prior to experimental tests;
    • You define the hardware instruments for experimental tests;
    • You perform experimental and mixed virtual-experimental tests.
  • Post-process test data and analyse outcomes together with the team
  • Define the scope of what we can do
    • You know your infrastructure and identify the scope and timing of the research solutions we can offer to companies;
    • You detect new business opportunities.
    • You formulate the requirements for newly required equipment or software.
  • Coordinate the technical infrastructure
    • You build new infrastructure, prototypes of intelligent vehicles/machines & test setups for companies;
    • You adjust existing infrastructure to new research needs;
    • You ensure that all equipment and infrastructure functions safely and optimally at all times.

Hands-on Technical Researcher

You have:

  • A degree in Engineering* (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer, Mechatronics, Material Science, Power Electronics…);
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in an academic or industrial environment, preferably in instrumentation and testing or in mechatronic or mechanical designs;
  • Expertise in electric or hybrid drivetrains and their battery systems or hardware-in-the-loop testing is a big plus;
  • Affinity with vehicle dynamics or experience in an automotive context is also a plus, as is experience in a safety-critical test environment;
  • The ability to easily familiarise yourself with the use of different software packages. Daily use of mechanical design packages.

*We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s as well a Master’s degree. Your tasks and responsibilities will depend on your competences and talent. You will have the opportunity to further develop yourself and take on more responsibilities over time.

You are:

  • Inspired by technological innovation;
  • Eager to widen your knowledge of other domains and new manufacturing processes;
  • Pro-active and take initiative;
  • Result-driven;
  • A professional communicator in English;
  • Hands-on, making your hands dirty in the lab is a pleasure;
  • Open-minded and a team player.


  • A job with a great deal of autonomy within a stimulating working environment with short lines of communication;
  • You will be part of a growing, dynamic business with a top team of young and international researchers;
  • You will help build unprecedented high-tech set-ups, more far-reaching than anything you have ever encountered in the industry.

Would you like to join our organisation? Contact us today!

Location: Lommel


For more information:
at the number: +32 11 790 590
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