Jan 10, 2019

Senior Project Engineer - Vehicle Engineering (2243)

  • AVL North America
  • Plymouth, MI, USA
Full-Time Automotive

Job Description

AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an engineer who posess extensive vehicle testing experience as well as attribute development 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 driveability, handling, NVH, energy analysis and ride comfort. The vehicle teams uses and supports tools for driveability, 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.

*ADAS experience not required but 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.

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 driveability, handling, NVH, energy analysis and ride comfort. The vehicle teams uses and supports tools for driveability, 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 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.

Bachelor’s degree in automotive related engineering

Masters’ degree preferred

Minimum of 3-5+ 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

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MI  

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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