AVL North America

Project Engineer I - Calibration

4 weeks ago


AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for a new engineer to train in the leading technologies and to expose to the guidance of AVL's technical expertise.  If you are a new graduate or graduating by the end of 2017 and have interest in working for a leading consultancy in the powertrain industry please apply today.  This position will have the opportunity to work on powertrain calibration projects that are potentially, full turn key, engine dyanmometer based, or drive performance based.  This position may also interface directly with an AVL customer.  This position is forecasted to be located in Plymouth, MI; this is subject to adjust to a customer location per project needs.


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 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 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.
  • Supports customer calibration trips as required.
  • Other duties as required to insure project success.


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

  • 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 / or development experience with two       or more of the following transmission types:
      • Automatic Step Gear
      • Dry Dual Clutch
      • Wet Dual Clutch
      • CVT
      • 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 driveability 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
  • Relational
  • 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
  • Commercial
  • 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 to 5 years experience in area of expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering or related field required
  • Master’s degree in Engineering preferred.


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