AVL North America

For over 60 years AVL has been pioneering the development of Powertrain systems. Our dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction has led us to become the world's largest independent developer of Powertrain systems.

With new technology comes several exciting opportunities going forward and we would like you to be a part of it. These opportunities include bae engine design, and the continuous and exciting challenges of future hybridization and electrification.

If you are a bachelor degree qualified engineer with a minimum of five to ten years of experience in the field of controls, calibration and CAE, we would like to hear from you. All available positions, company information and history are posted on our website at AVL.com. Applicants are encouraged to submit their resume at HRStaffing@AVL.com and qualified contenders will be contacted for an interview within one week of your submission. No phone calls please.

Be on the fore-front of AVL Powertrain Systems Development as we create the vision for the next 60 years! AVL: Concept to Reality.

 

Oct 17, 2018
Are you looking to start or continue your career in the automotive industry working directly with engine controls?  AVL is a leader in cutting edge technology and provides employees with a wide breadth of experience.  Candidates for this position must possess proficient communication skills. Provide technical and program execution capacity to Skill Team and Cross-Functional engineering program team activities. The Controls & Electronics team executes functional integration & optimization of the powertrain software & control systems into the overall vehicle platform. The group is responsible for the overall control system operation. Detailed responsibilities include: Engine, Transmission, Driveline, and Aftertreatment Functional Requirements definition for overall powertrain performance, efficiency, serviceability and reliability of repeatable performance. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled The specific roles of a Project Engineer 1 in this effort include: Plans and performs Control Software Development and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, engine testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Coordinates activities concerned with scheduling and resolving engineering test issues. Supports and participates in customer meetings. A Project Engineer 1 is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Support the Business Development process for specific programs On time delivery of program expectations with favorable feedback Technical  Transmission Control After-Treatment Control Hybrid Powertrain Control On Board Diagnostics Control Powertrain Controls Software Development Tools & Methods Support opportunities for technology development and knowledge capture and re-use. Actively pursues awareness of Global AVL technology capabilities Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectation Independent functionality in Base Engine Controls and familiarity with the following areas: Relational Leadership of small technical teams Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Active pursuit of personal improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related field required
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Oct 17, 2018
AVL Powertrain Engineering is looking for controls / algorithm development engineers. Multiple opportunities are available, in the AVL Plymouth area and on-site at customers in Southeastern Michigan.  Ideal candidates should possess 0 - 3 years of experience in embedded controls development utilizing a Matlab/Simulink based environment.   Extensive Matlab & Simulink experience is preferred. Application areas include conventional (engines, transmission / driveline) and electrified powertrains.  Qualified candidates will be a flexible self-starter who (1) communicates clearly, (2) works well independently, and (3) manages time/resources effectively.  The Project Engineer I provides technical and program execution skills to the Skill Team and Cross-Functional engineering program team activities. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled The Controls & Electronics team executes functional integration & optimization of the powertrain software & control systems into the overall vehicle platform. The group is responsible for the overall control system operation. Detailed responsibilities include: Engine, Transmission, Driveline, Hybrid, and Aftertreatment Functional Requirements definition for overall powertrain, hybrid system performance, efficiency, serviceability and reliability of repeatable performance. The specific roles of a Project Engineer I in this effort include: Plans and performs Controls Software Development and other relevant engineering project work within the project team as required. Plans and manages engineering resources according to project requirements. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, technical plans, engine testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Plans and executes engine performance and emissions research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success A Project Engineer I is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Quote Leader for a small size program Support the Business Development process for specific clients Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback Technical Identify and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Published at least 1 paper accepted by a professional organization or 1 patent awarded Actively pursues utilization of Global AVL technology capabilities Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Independent functionality in at least two of the following areas: Base Engine Control Transmission Control After-Treatment Control Hybrid Powertrain Control On Board Diagnostics Control Powertrain Controls Software Development Tools & Methods Relational Leadership or member of small to medium size technical teams Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Program and resource coordination Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Minimum of 0 to 3 years experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field required
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Oct 08, 2018
POSITION IS LOCATED IN RAYMOND OHIO Remotely located at an AVL customer site, this individual must possess good personal skills and interact with the customer at a professional level.  This person will participate in the daily activities in the lab including: Set up, operation and tear down of experimental engines and other drivetrain components in an engine dynamometer test cell or test environment.  Installs instrumentation on engine and performs dynamometer tests.  Supports other activities related to lab operations including calibration, maintenance, and housekeeping. “Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.” AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Is an AVL advocate and customer liaison. Performs engine and test part installation and removal. Conducts and observes standardized tests following test parameters and, as required, obtains and records data or ensures data has been captured by an automated system. Troubleshoots basic problems encountered with test equipment or other items associated with conducting tests in field of specialization. Diagnoses and conducts routine maintenance and repair on equipment, engines, etc. following established schedules and procedures. Fabricates equipment and testing apparatus components following blueprints, engineering schematics, equipment manuals, handwritten or drawn notes. Uses PC to generate reports and to store and retrieve data. Engages in safe work practices and advises supervisor on improvements to test equipment fabrication, installation, and operation to ensure a safe laboratory operation. Maintains a clean, professional, and organized work environment and appearance. Communicates test status and results with internal and external customers. Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Read and follow schematics; equipment manuals; blueprints and drawings; and sample preparation and testing procedures. Application of mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. Good oral and written communication skills. Good housekeeping and organization skills. Good troubleshooting skills. May require associate’s degree or equivalent training. A good understanding of working in a professional environment and how to work well with others.  Must demonstrate proper judgment to plan and accomplish goals and support other team members. Work with basic supervision. Able to learn and master AVL products used in the course of normal testing
AVL North America Raymond, OH, USA Full-Time
Oct 08, 2018
Manages business development for the AVL line of model based calibration tools, virtual testing systems and test information data management solutions and related products offered by the BU-X. This position is a key role in the organization with direct links to BU-X management at headquarters in Graz, Austria and high visibility to senior management in North America.  “Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.” AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Defines the market requirements Coordinates with the Regional Business Manager and Directors of Sales & Service in understanding customer and market needs. Responsible for developing product sales strategies and achieving yearly sales goals within the application field. Advises the Regional Business Unit Manager and AVL TSI President and staff on opportunities for both horizontal and vertical growth. Provides market information that can be used to establish ROI and other justifying (or non-justifying) measures for internal R&D efforts. Responsible for all aspects of BU-X product launches in North America according to the AVL PLP Product Launch Process. Creates application white papers and writes use-case articles with customers for frequent publications at industry symposiums and online forums. Contributes to the total ‘team sales’ effort by providing technical and sales support to product lines other than the ones associated with to meet corporate sales objectives. Identifies promotional activities to develop a stronger AVL brand ID. Presents the ‘customers’ voices’ internally within the company. Bachelors degree in engineering (mechanical or electrical) Ten years experience in the business development field Direct industry experience in powertrain calibration methodologies Minimum five years supervisory experience
AVL North America 47603 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Oct 02, 2018
Are you a proactive engineer looking to join a team in the automotive industry?  Do you have a passion for vehicles, simulation or e-motors?  This position may be for you! Qualified candidates will possess a strong interest in automotive engineering.  Experience with electrification, vehicle dynamics, benchmarking or simulation is preferred.  Communication skills are highly important in this position and qualified candidates must possess high verbal and written skills. The Project Engineer - Vehicle Engineering will focus on vehicle applications including customer support, participation in the development of the AVL-DRIVETM tool, seeking areas of expansion, writing proposals for benchmarking & leading bench marking projects, mentoring when needed, and supporting the Vehicle team as seen fit.  The Vehicle Engineering skill team provides testing and analysis support for vehicle level topics such as benchmarking, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and vehicle development with respect to drivability, handling, NVH, energy analysis and ride comfort. The vehicle teams uses and supports tools for drivability, handling and ride comfort that are part of the AVL-DRIVE portfolio. The vehicle engineering team also acts as the AVL-DRIVE product team and is responsible for technical management of the North American AVL-DRIVE business. The team is responsible for supporting customer usage of AVL-DRIVE, internal PEI usage of AVL-DRIVE, and assisting the PEI business development team with growing AVL-DRIVE product sales. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. The specific roles of a Project Engineer - Vehicle in this effort include: Supports the application and technical requirements of vehicle related projects including benchmarking, tool development and vehicle level development projects. Expands the use of AVL tools into vehicle related topics to gain experience in system level response. Plans and performs technical account management for AVL-DRIVE customers for the vehicle market: customer interaction via phone, email and onsite visits, coordinating customer benchmarks, training, and product rollouts. Supports interaction between the local AVL-DRIVE team and the Graz AVL-DRIVE team: managing customer “issue” lists and coordinating customer interactions with Graz. Supports specific phases of PEI vehicle application projects: executing predefined tasks (to be defined together with the project’s commercial and technical managers), and/or impromptu support during project execution. Supports local PEI Business Development efforts including: pre-sales efforts, onsite customer presentations, proposal support, post-proposal follow-up, and oversight of commercial issues (pricing, deliverables). Other duties as required to insure success of the AVL-DRIVE Product business. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in automotive related engineering 0-5+ years with vehicle applications/testing and/or vehicle drivability assessment Strong understanding of commercial and customer interaction skills Strong English oral and written communication skills Excellent communication skills Analytical thinking Motivated Team player Customer oriented Flexible (location, hrs., test trips) Demonstrated ability to deliver to customer program expectation 20% Travel
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Oct 02, 2018
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an engineer who poses ADAS experience and is looking to be a key player in a niche team within the company.  This position directly interacts closely with customers and other employees supporting this area.  The Sr. Project Engineer - Vehicle Engineering is responsible for leading advanced vehicle projects and AVL-DRIVETM product technical management and applications. Responsible for technical guidance of the junior vehicle team engineers. The Vehicle Engineering skill team provides testing and analysis support for vehicle level topics such as benchmarking, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and vehicle development with respect to drivability, handling, NVH, energy analysis and ride comfort. The vehicle teams uses and supports tools for drivability, handling and ride comfort that are part of the AVL-DRIVE portfolio. The vehicle engineering team also acts as the AVL-DRIVE product team and is responsible for technical management of the North American AVL-DRIVE business. The team is responsible for supporting customer usage of AVL-DRIVE, internal PEI usage of AVL-DRIVE, and assisting the PEI business development team with growing AVL-DRIVE product sales. The specific roles of a Senior Project Engineer - Vehicle in this effort include: Executes the application and technical requirements of vehicle related projects including benchmarking, tool development and vehicle level development projects. Expands the use of AVL tools into vehicle related topics to increase expertise in system level response. Plans and performs advanced technical account management for key AVL-DRIVE customers: customer interaction via phone, email, and onsite visits, coordinating customer benchmarks, training, and product rollouts. Takes a supporting role in managing interaction between the local AVL-DRIVE team and the Graz AVL-DRIVE team: managing customer “issue” lists and coordinating customer interactions with Graz. Leads specific phases of PEI vehicle application projects: executing predefined tasks (to be defined together with the project’s commercial and technical managers), and/or impromptu support during project execution. Serves as a mentor to junior Vehicle Engineering technical staff and monitors technical development of those staff – provides feedback to the STL - Vehicle regarding staff performance. Supports local PEI Business Development efforts including: pre-sales efforts, onsite customer presentations, proposal support, post-proposal follow-up, and oversight of commercial issues (pricing, deliverables). Other duties as required to insure success of the Vehicle business. Qualifications: Bachelors’ degree in Automotive related Engineering or related field required Master’s degree in Engineering Preferred Minimum of 5 – 7+ years’ experience with vehicle application and/or drivability assessment Excellent communication skills Analytical thinking Motivated Team player Strong understanding of commercial and customer interaction skills Strong English oral and written communication skills
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Sep 27, 2018
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking to add an experienced design and release engineer to the team in Michigan. Initially, this position will be located at a customer facility co-located with a large team of AVL engineers. The Project Engineer - Design & Release role will focus specifically on gasoline engine component design and release specifically for Turbocharger system selection and development. This position requires at least 3 years of design and release experience, proficient communication skills and customer interaction abilities. Prior experience with turbo charger systems is a must for this position. *This position is located in Auburn Hills, MI. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Your Responsibilities: Plans and formulates work flow of self and other to meet specified deadlines with minimum of supervision Has engineering responsibility and can lead specific phases of projects i.e. technical studies, specification writing, establishing technical plans Co-ordinates project meetings, design reviews and sign off reviews Resolves engineering and design conflicts Owns all system engineering tasks relating to system responsibility i.e. Architecture Resolving design constraints and establishing interfaces DFMEA’s, DVPR’s BOM input Coordinating input from other skill teams as required i.e. Analysis Supplier negotiations and lead-time planning Lead and author single team proposals Provide engineering leadership to project teams Your Profile: Bachelor’s degree in Powertrain Design OR applicable degree 3-5+ years’ experience in area of expertise (Turbo system development) Excellent knowledge of more than one area of engine systems design or manufacturing process i.e. Air system design, Block/Crankcase design, foundry practice Can lead system engineering process i.e. P-diagrams and boundary diagrams DFMEA’s DVP&RSupplier negotiations Excellent communication skills Motivated Customer oriented Flexible (location, hrs., test trips) Book understanding of CAE tools and practices Communication and presentation skills Demonstrated ability to deliver to customer program expectation Team player Analytical thinking Team leader skills
AVL North America Auburn Hills, MI, USA Full-Time
Sep 26, 2018
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an experience engineer in the battery area.  Do you possess at least 7 years of high voltage battery experience and want to be a part of an innovative company working with the most cutting edge technologies?  Apply today!  The Technical Specialist - Battery Systems provides technical, program, and account management expertise to cross-functional business development and engineering program team execution activities. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled The cross-functional program execution team executes a wide variety of vehicle and powertrain system simulation, design, and development projects. The Tech Specialist – Battery Systems role is responsible for the technical delivery of the Battery System portion of the project. Responsibilities include: Functional Requirements definition for the Battery Systems and components, and overall system performance, reliability, serviceability, and cost. The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Recognized as a subject matter expert in Battery Systems (including having authored technical papers for publications), and demonstrate technical leadership in energy storage system development Defines, plans, leads, and performs System Component Development, System Integration, and System Verification & Validation activity and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required Lead the definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, and performance tracking. Support functional safety activities Interface with the AVL global battery expertise and ensure globally defined process are followed Responsible for the technical delivery of battery system programs, and for supporting the program manager for management of the project finances and time lines Working with Skill Team Leaders and Engineering Director to ensure programs are resourced effectively Mentors less experienced Engineers in the field of Battery Systems Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of battery systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues Maintains a cutting-edge knowledge of battery systems Leads the planning and execution of energy storage system research and development activities Leads, organizes, and contributes to customer meetings Other duties as required to insure project success Business Development Team Roles: The business development team executes a wide variety of activities to develop new commercial opportunities.  The Tech Specialist – Battery Systems role is responsible for the supporting these activities as needed. Detailed responsibilities include: identification of and assessment of relevant emerging technologies and products, supporting the planning of resources to prepare for estimated future needs of the organization, development, and support of new and existing key customer relationships.The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Defines, executes, and supports system performance and research and development activities Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings Identifies and supports business and strategic company development activities Proposal generation, review, and approval Technical Specialist – Battery Systems is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Quote Leader for a large size program Support the Business Development process for all clients, in the area of Battery Systems Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback Develop a significant relationship with the customer with the objective of securing additional and future business Technical Identify, initiate, and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Provide effective developmental leadership for other departmental staff in areas of expertise Published at least 3 papers accepted by a professional organization or 3 patents awarded Global AVL implementation of technology Expertise in regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Deep knowledge of hybrid/electrification technology within passenger car, medium duty, or heavy duty Subject matter expert in HV battery/energy storage system development, with knowledge in the following areas: Battery Management System development and integration Battery chemistry technologies Hybrid/Electrified powertrain control development High voltage component integration Traction motor/power electronics development Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: Hybrid/electrical powertrain/vehicle simulation Electronic controller hardware specifying and developing/sourcing Powertrain integration to vehicle/chassis development and production release Automotive control functionality/calibration development (Matlab/Simulink, etc) Hybrid/electrification system and component testing Communication network (e.g. CAN) development and testing knowledge Functional Safety/ISO26262 Relational Leadership of technical teams of all sizes Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Negotiation for overall success Organization and resource management Active pursuit of personal and organizational improvement Effective communication with all levels of the organization Experience and Education Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering or related field Masters’ degree preferred PhD degree in Engineering desired Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in area of  
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Sep 19, 2018
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a Director of Business Development to support the San Fransisco area.  This role will be responsible for market development through acquisition of customer projects.  In addition, the position will set up long-term business relations with the customer.  Qualified candidates must possess strong communication skills - written and verbal.  In addition, candidates should possess at least 10 years of applicable experience; experience in electrification and vehicle is preferred.' This position is located in the San Fransisco, CA area. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Responsibilities: Creates business plans for the sales area. Coordinates middle and long term planning based on market potential with the Vice President of PEI. and the Business Development Director for Electrification.. Implements the presales process. Implements the sales process with support from the future project manager and the Technical team. Develops customer profiles and applies the principle of strategic selling. Obtains customer feedback. Maintains customer care during project run time. Updates business figures (order receipt, sales) and carries out target – actual comparisons. Works out and executes fiscal counter-measures in the case of deviations. Creates offers and makes consistent follow-ups. Supplies input to strategy team with respect to marketing targets (markets, customers, products and competitors). Establishes, cultivates and expands positive customer relations. Achieves targeted guidelines for sales, orders received and planned contribution margin. Submits offers according to guidelines. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related Master’s degree preferred 10+ years’ experience in related field – electrification and vehicle experience preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills Demonstrated competence in communications and problem solving. Demonstrated ability to execute business plans effectively.
AVL North America San Francisco, CA, USA Full-Time
Sep 19, 2018
Interested in the significant growth in the field of powertrain hybridization and electrification? AVL is looking for an experienced, driven and highly capable engineer who can quickly contribute to this field in one or a number of these areas: Energy Storage, Battery Management Systems, Power Electronics/E-Motors, Hybrid/Electrified Powertrain Controls, System Integration. This role will be part of a cross functional team working at all stages of hybrid and electrified powertrain development; from concept work, to initial demonstrator development, through to production solutions. Responsibilities will include, providing technical, program, and account management expertise to cross-functional business development and engineering program team execution activities. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Engineering Program Team Roles: The cross-functional program execution team executes a wide variety of vehicle and powertrain system simulation, design, and development projects. The Tech Specialist - Electrification role is responsible for the technical delivery of the electrification portion of the project. Detailed responsibilities include: Functional Requirements definition for electrification components (e.g. battery, electric motor, inverter, voltage converter, system controls, …) and overall system performance, reliability, serviceability, and cost. The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Defines, plans, leads, and performs System Component Development, System Integration, and System Verification & Validation activity and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required. Lead the definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, and performance tracking. Support functional safety activities. Plans and manages engineering program resources according to project requirements. Mentors less experienced Engineers in the field of Electrification. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of electrified systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Business Development Team Roles: The business development team executes a wide variety of activities to develop new commercial opportunities. The Tech Specialist - Electrification role is responsible for the supporting these activities as needed. Detailed responsibilities include: identification of and assessment of relevant emerging technologies and products, supporting the planning of resources to prepare for estimated future needs of the organization, development, and support of new and existing key customer relationships. The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Defines, executes, and supports system performance and research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Identifies and supports business and strategic company development activities. Proposal generation, review, and approval. The specific roles of a Technical Specialist in this effort include: Defines, executes, and supports system performance and research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings. Identifies and supports business and strategic company development activities. Proposal generation, review, and approval. A Technical Specialist is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Quote Leader for a large client program Support and lead as required the Business Development process for specific clients Efficient on time delivery of customer program expectations with consistently high feedback Technical Identify, initiate, and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Provide effective developmental leadership for other departmental staff in areas of expertise Published at least 3 papers accepted by a professional organization or 3 patents awarded Global AVL implementation of technology Expertise in regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Functionality in all and recognized expert in at least one of the following areas: Energy Storage System Design, Control Electric Motor/Generator Design and Control Motor/Generator Inverter Design and Control Overall Hybrid Powertrain System Design and Control On Board Diagnostics System Design and Control Powertrain Controls Software Development Tools, Methods, and Processes Formal Systems Engineering Tools, Methods, and Processes Relational Leadership of technical teams of all sizes Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Negotiation for overall success Organization and resource management Active pursuit of personal and organizational improvement Effective communication with all levels of the organization Experience and Education Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering or related field Masters’ degree preferred PhD degree in Engineering desired Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in area of expertise
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Sep 19, 2018
With significant growth in the field of powertrain hybridization and electrification, AVL is looking for a driven and highly capable engineer who can quickly contribute to this field in one or a number of these areas: Energy Storage, Battery Management Systems, Power Electronics/E-Motors, Hybrid/Electrified Powertrain Controls, System Integration. This role will be part of a cross functional team working at all stages of hybrid and electrified powertrain development; from concept work, to initial demonstrator development, through to production solutions.  Working experience is not required, however, experience through an extra curricular activity or internship is preferred. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled The Electrification Team works to define project architectures, system and component requirements, develops EV and HEV components, and delivers functional integration of mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, energy storage systems within hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The group is responsible for executing electrified powertrain development programs, including verification/validation of the identified electrified powertrain system/component requirements. The specific roles of a Project Engineer I –Electrification, include: Execute systems engineering principles to integrate electrification technologies within hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain system platforms. Definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, functional safety, and performance tracking Assists with FMEA activities Supports Functional Safety / ISO26262 activities. Executes engineering activities according to project requirements. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of electrified systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Plans and executes electrification research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and contributes to customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success. A Project Engineer I – Electrification is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback Demonstration of project management for research project or engineering projects Understanding of business development fundamentals and effective communication skills Technical Identify and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Knowledge of hybrid/electrification technology within passenger car, medium duty, or heavy duty Hybrid/electric powertrain functionality knowledge Knowledge in at least two of the following areas: High voltage component integration (Power steering, Thermal management, Onboard charging, Off-board charging, Power distribution (including DC/DC HVIL, etc), HV battery systems, Traction motor systems (including inverters)) HV battery development Battery Management System development and integration Hybrid/Electrified powertrain control development Traction motor/inverter development Communication network (e.g. CAN) development and testing knowledge Knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial: Base Engine Performance & Emissions Performance Requirements Transmission Performance & Efficiency Optimization Vehicle Level Drivability, Fuel Economy, Emissions & Performance Attribute Optimization Hybrid/electrical powertrain/vehicle simulation Electronic controller hardware specifying and developing/sourcing Powertrain integration to vehicle / chassis development and production release Automotive control functionality/calibration development (Matlab/Simulink, etc) Hybrid/electrification system and component testing Functional Safety/ISO26262 Relational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education 0 - 3 years experience in electrification or applicable field Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required Coop and/or research experience in area of expertise Experience within a collegiate design program or similar
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Sep 12, 2018
Have an interest in developing models of engines or vehicles?  Have experience working with the HIL or SIL?  You may be a good fit for AVL Powertrain Engineering's Advanced Development Methods.  The Advanced Development Methods team works to maximize powertrain development and efficiency on AVL project and our customers.  This role would play a part in the technical engineering area by developing technical solutions to meet customer and PEI needs, creating and maintaining methodology resources, participating in customer projects with methodology, and developing best practices.  This position will also play a role in the sales area by attending necessary conferences, supporting business sales, and assisting with market assessments.  Lastly, this position will play a role in the planning or coordination area by participating in the quotation/design review process to ensure the methodologies and applied appropriately to meet deliverables with the best efficiency. Qualified candidates must possess strong communication skills to ensure advanced methodologies are applied appropriately to meet the target deliverables with best efficiency. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. Development of new methods for the calibration of powertrains in different environments (MIL, SIL, HIL, test). Cooperation with calibration engineers to develop understanding and common definition of new methods. Development and adaptation of engine and drivetrain models. Understanding of powertrain and vehicle system functionality. Setup and operation of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) test benches. Implementation and integration of models and hardware. Configuration and implementation of automated ECU software tests. Experience in the following areas: Powertrain development Calibration Software development and simulation environments CAN bus protocol Working experience with some or all of the following tools: Etas INCA ATI Vision Matlab/Simulink dSPACE ControlDesk ETAS LabCar Technical Identify, initiate, and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use. Provide effective mentorship for other departmental staff in areas of expertise Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Calibration and development experience in the area of responsibility (engines, transmissions, etc.) Working experience with industry standard calibration tools (INCA, ATI Vision, etc. Relational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Commercial Support the Business Development process for specific clients. Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback. Experience and Education 1-3 years of experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Controls or related field required Master’s degree in Engineering preferred
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Aug 31, 2018
With significant growth in the field of powertrain hybridization and electrification, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a number of driven and highly capable Engineers who can quickly contribute to this field in one or a number of these areas: Energy Storage, Battery Management Systems, Power Electronics/E-Motors, Hybrid/Electrified Powertrain Controls, System Integration. This role will be part of a cross functional team working at all stages of hybrid and electrified powertrain development; from concept work, to initial demonstrator development, through to production solutions. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled The Electrification Team works to define project architectures, system and component requirements, develops EV and HEV components, and delivers functional integration of mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, energy storage systems within hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The group is responsible for executing electrified powertrain development programs, including verification/validation of the identified electrified powertrain system/component requirements. The specific roles of a Project Engineer II –Electrification, include: Execute systems engineering principles to integrate electrification technologies within hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain system platforms. Definition and execution of: functional requirements, system boundaries, component & subsystem interface definition, functional safety, and performance tracking Provide technical guidance to quality and reliability engineering and assist with FMEA activities Supports Functional Safety / ISO26262 activities. Plans and manages engineering activities according to project requirements. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, development of electrified systems/components, technical plans, powertrain system and component testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. Coordinates activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering test issues. Plans and executes electrification research and development activities. Supports, organizes, and contributes to customer meetings. Other duties as required to insure project success. A Project Engineer II – Electrification is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Quote Leader for a small size program Support the Business Development process for specific clients Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback Technical Identify and support opportunities for technology development, process improvements, tool development, and knowledge capture and re-use Published at least 1 paper accepted by a professional organization or 1 patent awarded Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Knowledge of hybrid/electrification technology within passenger car, medium duty, or heavy duty Hybrid/electric powertrain functionality knowledge Knowledge in at least two of the following areas: High voltage component integration (Power steering, Thermal management, Onboard charging, Off-board charging, Power distribution (including DC/DC HVIL, etc), HV battery systems, Traction motor systems (including inverters)) HV battery development Battery Management System development and integration Hybrid/Electrified powertrain control development Traction motor/inverter development Communication network (e.g. CAN) development and testing knowledge Knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial: Base Engine Performance & Emissions Performance Requirements Transmission Performance & Efficiency Optimization Vehicle Level Drivability, Fuel Economy, Emissions & Performance Attribute Optimization Hybrid/electrical powertrain/vehicle simulation Electronic controller hardware specifying and developing/sourcing Powertrain integration to vehicle / chassis development and production release Automotive control functionality/calibration development (Matlab/Simulink, etc) Hybrid/electrification system and component testing Functional Safety/ISO26262 Relational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Program and resource coordination Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in area of expertise Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Aug 30, 2018
Are you a proactive individual looking to take on the role of Project Coordinator?  AVL is looking for a driven, organized individual to fill this position.  An ideal candidate would be proficient in MS, Excel, and various software programs.  The Project Coordinator will be the liaison between many different areas within our organization, with a heavy focus on administrative duties.  Qualified candidates must also possess proficient communication skills and customer interaction abilities.  Project Coordinator assigned to a large multi-year project to help facilitate efficient project execution. This individual will work with various team members to provide support and assistance in a wide range of tasks.  *This position will start as contract with the opportunity to become a direct hire within a 90 day time period. *Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position now or in the future . Plan, coordinate, convene and facilitate efficient and productive meetings as directed. Recording minutes, and tracking action items from meetings Perform any necessary clerical functions such as fax, file, copy, and typing correspondence Office management support to ensure facility clerical and administrative needs are met Responsible for the planning and coordinating of multiple presentations, disseminating information, and organizing company sponsored events. Prepare reports, and any correspondence deemed necessary for the management team to achieve overall performance targets. Handle special projects and any other value-added activities for AVL, as required. Bachelors’ degree or 5+ years of related experience Excellent written and oral communication skills 2+ years in a consulting engineering environment preferred. Proficient MS Office and MS Project skills. Basic reasoning and math skills. Keen analytical and organizational skills Ability to interface well with all departments of Powertrain Engineering and to represent the Director in a highly professional manner Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality Multi-task abilities and a root cause approach to problem solving Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong computer skills
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Aug 30, 2018
Interested in a highly sought after position within the Powertrain Engineering, Inc. company at AVL?  The Project Engineer I - Controls Graduate Rotation position is an ideal position for entry level engineers to start at and begin to develop their career as an engineer in the automotive industry with a focus in the controls/systems/calibration area. The Graduate Rotation Program – Controls provides diverse engineering project responsibilities, engages participants in global teams, provides cross functional job experiences and networking opportunities with senior leadership and management. The program consists of 4 placements (each lasting 3 months) within the Powertrain Engineering Organization spread over a 12 month time period.  Powertrain Testing Vehicle Development Calibration, systems and Controls A primary mentor will be assigned upon joining the AVL graduate rotation program, and through each rotation a temporary supervisor will assist directly within that time period. Upon completion of each rotation an evaluation will be completed by the temporary supervisor and will be facilitated back by the primary mentor Upon successful completion of all rotations, the engineer will take up a role within the Calibration, Systems and Controls department. AVL will also provide an incentive training course provided by an outside specialist training resource to ensure the fundamentals of key automotive technology are understood and provide a focus on embedded software development. Final interviews for the position will be completed towards the end of 2017, and the position will start in January or Spring of 2018 pending the candidate's graduation date. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled During each rotation the engineer will be involved in real engineering projects, supporting the program teams to deliver cutting edge solutions. The scope of these projects will vary depending on current program activity. This project work will serve as on the job training. Commercial Support the Business Development process for specific programs On time delivery of program expectations with favorable feedback Active involvement in Annual Review and Work Planning Process Technical High level understanding of automotive market, industry trends and technology. Able to apply critical thinking to problem solving. Actively pursues awareness of Global AVL technology capabilities Basic knowledge of powertrain and/or vehicle systems Ability to use Matlab / Simulink for controls and plant model development Basic ability to capture customer requirements and work with the team to ensure they are met Basic understanding of control systems, testing methods, and data analysis techniques Relational Able to work independently with moderate supervision Able to work effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Positive mindset with an ability to learn new tasks / concepts quickly Active pursuit of personal improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Min, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field required
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Aug 30, 2018
Interested in a highly sought after position within the Powertrain Engineering, Inc. company at AVL?  The Project Engineer I - Graduate Rotation position is an ideal position for engineers to start, and begin to develop their career as an engineer in the automotive industry. The Engineering Graduate Rotation Program provides diverse engineering project responsibilities, engages participants in global teams, provides cross functional job experiences as well as valuable mentoring and networking opportunities with senior leadership and management. The program consists of 6 placements (each lasting 3 months) within the Powertrain Engineering Organization spread over an 18 month time period.  Powertrain Testing Design Calibration Analysis Development Vehicle A primary mentor will be assigned upon joining the AVL graduate rotation program, and through each rotation a temporary supervisor will assist directly within that time period.  Upon completion of each rotation an evaluation will be completed by the temporary supervisor and will be facilitated back by the primary mentor.  Upon successful completion of all rotations, job placement into the most appropriate department will follow. Final interviews for the position will be completed towards the end of 2018, and the position will start in January or Spring of 2019 pending the candidate's graduation date. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. During each rotation the engineer will be involved in real engineering projects, supporting the program teams to deliver cutting edge solutions. The scope of these projects will vary depending on current program activity. This project work will serve as on the job training. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Commercial Support the Business Development process for specific programs On time delivery of program expectations with favorable feedback Active involvement in Annual Review and Work Planning Process Technical High level understanding of automotive market, industry trends and technology. Able to apply critical thinking to problem solving. Actively pursues awareness of Global AVL technology capabilities Relational Able to work independently with moderate supervision Able to work effectively with customers and other program staff and team member Positive mindset with an ability to learn new tasks / concepts quickly Active pursuit of personal improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team Experience and Education Min, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or related field required
AVL North America Plymouth, MI, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2018
AVL Technical Center in Lake Forest, CA is looking to add a Testing Engineer to the team.  Qualified candidates for this position will have an applicable degree or experience.  In addition, applicants must possess proficient communication skills - both written and verbal.  This position will be involved in projects utilizing emerging technologies in the automotive industry.  This role will provide technical and program execution capacity to Cross-Functional engineering program team activities for powertrain, transmission, driveline, and component testing. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position now or in the future. AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. EOE Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled The CTC group provides the required powertrain test system development and durability expertise to projects. Areas of support include but are not limited to: control systems, cooling systems, lubrication and vent systems, clutches, valve train, power cylinder, sealing systems and driveline structure. The specific roles of a Testing Engineer in this effort include: Prepare test scripts for automated test procedures Prepare CAPL scripts for implementation of CAN gateway between Unit under test & control system Prepare test properties for installation into the powertrain test cell Design 3 dimensional models of fixtures for Unit under test Fabricate fixtures for support of Unit under test Installation of wiring harness to Unit under test Installation of data acquisition system to Unit under test Plans and performs mechanical development and durability/validation and other relevant engineering project work within project team as required. Works on specific phases or aspects of projects such as technical studies, preparation of specifications, powertrain testing, data analysis and validation. Supports/ensures data quality and writes technical project reports. Coordinates activities concerned with scheduling and resolving engineering test issues. Supports and participates in customer meetings. Reviews project for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements, including opinions and interpretations. General shop support Fabrication support A Testing Engineer is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas: Commercial Clearly communicate details of project and test data with customer Support the Business Development process for specific programs On time delivery of program expectations with favorable feedback Active involvement in Annual Review and Work Planning Process Technical Support opportunities for technology development and knowledge capture and re-use. Actively pursues awareness of Global AVL technology capabilities Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations Independent functionality in at least one of the following areas: Cooling system development Lubrication and vent system development Durability and validation testing of engine and transmissions Reliability and Quality Transmission and driveline development 3 dimensional modeling of supporting fixtures Knowledge of AC/DC wiring Knowledge of low voltage systems Knowledge of high voltage systems: Batteries, Inverters, Motors Relational Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members Accountability for individual and team delivery Active pursuit of personal improvement Effective communication with all levels of the program team
AVL North America Lake Forest, CA, USA Full-Time