AVL North America

Chief Engineer - Electrified Powertrain

2 months ago


AVL is seeking a Chief Engineer to take overall technical responsibility for the delivery of a customer program, as well as the lead of a team of controls, calibration and system engineers.  The position begins based in MI for the first months of the program.  In approximately April 2018 the program transitions to being based in Shanghai, China, to support the final months of the validation efforts through to SOP.  The Chief Engineer needs to be able to support the program for the initial months in the USA, and the remaining tome of the program from Shanghai, China.  Responsible for the technical and successful delivery of projects.

*Experience with battery pack and BMS development is preferred.




  • Responsible for the technical delivery of the assigned technical programs, meeting AVL and Customer standards.
  • Support the program manager for management of the finances and time lines.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure appropriate technology is developed/applied to ensure program success.
  • Develop a significant relationship with the customer with the objective of securing additional and future business.
  • Work with Skill Team Leaders and Engineering Director to ensure programs are resourced effectively.
  • Identify future program resource needs and communicate this to the Engineering Director and Skill Team Leaders.
  • Identify project performance issues and bring to the attention of Skill Team Leaders.
  • Provide status reports to Leadership Team.
  • This position will be dealing with plug-in hybrids.


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering; Masters Degree preferred
  • Ten years experience in Design or Development activities.
  • Five years experience leading projects of value greater than $150k
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams of greater than 10 persons.
  • Demonstrated customer care skills.


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