Toyota Motor Europe

  • intern powertrain -‘Real Drive Emissions’ calibration

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/02/2018 18:19)
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    Brussel (Zaventem)
  • Company Information

    TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937. Toyota now sells vehicles in 170 countries and employs over 300.000 people.


    Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations.


    For Toyota, Quality is a way of life. Nothing is so good that it cannot be made better, that is why we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. This basic principle for us is called: “KAIZEN” and is what guides us in our pursuit of best Quality and the delivery of unparalleled customer’s satisfaction.


    We offer a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment, being part of a

    motivated HR team in which competence and quality play an important role.

    Enhancing personal growth and a real opportunity to invest in your future through on the job

    development and training.

    Where your effort, dedication and initiative are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive

    compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme / extra-legal benefits (group insurance

    including a pension plan and risk benefits) / flexible working hours).

    Your Profile

    Your profile:

    • Master student (mechanical / automotive engineering), with strong interest in computer programming.
    • Good understanding of internal combustion engine operation and technologies.
    • Strong analytical skills, perseverance, and the ability to work autonomously.
    • Capability to manage multiple challenging tasks.
    • Flexible team player, open personality, spirit to challenge and explore uncharted territories
    • Experienced with Matlab/Simulink programming, Visual Basic language and MS Office.
    • Knowledge of simulation tools (AMESim, GT-Power) is an asset.
    • Fluent in English; any other European language is an asset.


    You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:

    • wish to develop and are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets
    • seek facts before making recommendations or decisions
    • have strong planning and organizing skills
    • enjoy working in a team, respecting others
    • have excellent communication skills
    • customer mindset

    Your team and your responsibilities

    Team/division description:

    Toyota Technical Center (R&D) in Europe is responsible for the planning, development and production of attractive, superior quality cars matching European market requirements. R&D aims to strengthen the Toyota image in Europe.
    The Engine Calibration Team is part of the Powertrain Engineering group. Our main activity is calibration of the engine’s ECU in order to meet the various requirements and expectations placed upon modern vehicles, especially Hybrid Vehicles: low emissions, low fuel consumption, power performance, low noise, durability, fun-to-drive… To achieve this, we are relying on various physical testing methods (engine benches, vehicle roller test cell, test track driving…) as well as software tools for data processing, visualization, analysis and automated optimisation.

    Your responsibilities:

    In 2017 Real Driving Emissions are enforced in addition to homologation / market check in laboratory conditions. Real Driving Emission regulation enforces the vehicle tailpipe emissions in actual varied driving conditions, using an embarked measurement system called PEMS (Portable Emission Measurement System).
    The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation will be implemented in several intermediate steps between 2017 and 2020, with a continuous strengthening of requirements and lowering of emission criteria.
    This new procedure generates significant & critical challenges for OEMs. Exhaust control systems must perform efficiently under a broad range of operating conditions. As a result, the design and calibration of engines is significantly challenged, paving the way for introduction of alternative development processes.
    One-to-one comparison of test results will not be possible, it will be necessary instead to evaluate the test data using statistical methods. A chain of tools/models and methodologies need to be developed in order to assist the calibration engineer in solving complex problems.

    Your tasks include:
    • Develop software tools to calculate the on-road driving emissions + detailed analysis of results.
    • Develop modelling tools to support the practical HV RDE calibration activities.
    • Maintain & continuously improve a database compiling all RDE test results.
    • With Simulation Team, manage integration of previously/newly developed tools into a global RDE toolchain enabling optimization of testing/calibration.
    • Create test plans, support chassis-dynamometer & on-road measurements, proceed accurate analysis of results towards conclusion.
    • Analyse measured/simulated data to explain vehicle performance in various conditions & propose improvement.


    Location:   Toyota Motor Europe - Technical Centre (Brussels area, Belgium) - Powertrain Division.

    Duration:   Ideal 12 months (absolute minimum - 5 months).

    Start date:   As from july 1st, 2018. [open for discussion]


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