Jun 12, 2019

Project Engineer I - Calibration (2358)

  • AVL North America
  • 47519 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, MI, USA
Full-Time Automotive

Job Description

AVL Powertrain Engineering is looking for a calibration engineer to add to the team.  Qualified candidates will have a bachelors degree and possess proficient communication skills.  The Project Engineer I - Calibration will provide technical and program expertise and mentoring to 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 Calibration and Certification Skill Team provides engine calibration expertise to projects.  The specific roles of a Project Engineer in this effort include:

Defines, plans, and performs engine, transmission and vehicle calibration and other relevant engineering project work within 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, vehicle 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.

Defines, executes and supports research and development activities.

Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings.

Communicates test results, progress and issues as they arise to project team and customer.

Supports customer calibration trips as required.

Other duties as required to insure project success.

Basic computer knowledge with ability to learn new programs (i.e. Visual, SAP)

Ability to multi-task

Ability to support effective team environment

Able to work independently with little supervision

Ability to diagnose and perform root cause analysis


A Project Engineer is expected to have demonstrated abilities in the following areas:


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 / or development experience with two or more of the following engine types:

Automatic Step Gear

Dry Dual Clutch

Wet Dual Clutch


Automated manual

Independent functionality in at least three of the following areas:

Vehicle and/or transmission calibration optimization to meet fuel economy and emissions.

Vehicle and/or transmission development trip support for hot weather, cold weather and high altitude.

Vehicle and/or transmission drivability calibration

Transmission OBD Calibration

Working experience with some or all of the following tools:

Etas INCA (required)

ATI Vision

Vector CANape, CANalyzer

AVL Drive (required)

AVL Cameo

AVL Concerto

Mototron MotoTune/MotoHawk

Matlab (required)

Microsoft Office (required)

C-Code Programming

GM  / Ford / Chrysler Service Tools

AVL Puma Dynamometer System


Leadership of small to medium size technical teams

Working effectively with customers and other program staff and team members

Accountability for individual and team delivery

Negotiation for overall success

Program and resource coordination

Active pursuit of personal and departmental improvement

Effective communication with all levels of the program team


Quote Leader for a medium size program.

Support the Business Development process for specific clients.

Efficient on time delivery of program expectations with consistently high feedback.

Active involvement in Annual Review and Work Planning Process.

Experience and Education

0-3+ years’ experience required

Bachelors’ degree in Engineering required

Master’s degree in Engineering preferred

Physical Requirements:

Light Carrying: Physical transporting items weighing less than 15 pounds from one location to another

Moderate Carrying: Items weighing 15 to 45 pounds

Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm

Light Lifting: Raising objects under 15 pounds from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from one position to another

Moderate Lifting: Objects 15-45 pounds

Sitting: Particularly for sustained periods of time

Standing: (.5 hours per day)

Visual Requirement: Enough to see and read PC screens

Hearing Requirement: Must be able to hold conversation with colleagues and customers


Mental Requirements:


Ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information

Ability to understand, remember, and communicate routine, and factual information

Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions

Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints


Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology

Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis

Reasoning and Decision Making

Ability to apply common sense in performing job

Ability to make decisions which have moderate impact on immediate work unit


Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines

Ability to complete routine forms, use existing form letters and/or conduct routine oral communication

Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information

Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone; requires ability to hear and speak effectively on phone

Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately, loudly, and quickly

Ability to make informal presentations, inside and/or outside the organization. Speaking before groups

Ability to compose materials such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact, etc. and/or to make presentations outside the immediate work area


Ability to count accurately

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and to record, balance, and check results for accuracy

Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes



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