AVL North America

Project Engineer II – Engine Controls

3 months ago


AVL Powertrain Engineering is looking for an engineer who will be tasked with impacting a turn key project in the controls area.  Qualified candidates should possess at least 3-5 years of experience in matlab/simulink and direct engine controls experience.  He or she will be a flexible self-starter who (1) communicates clearly, (2) works well independently, and (3) manages time/resources effectively.  The Project Engineer II provides technical and program execution skills 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


Skill Team Roles:

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 2 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.


Qualifications and Skills:

A Project Engineer 2 is expected to have demonstrated performance abilities in the following areas:



  • 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



  • 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


  • 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 3 to 5 years experience in area of expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field required



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