AVL North America

  • Project Engineer II – Controls

    Job Location US
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
  • Overview

    AVL Powertrain Engineering is looking for controls / algorithm development engineers. Multiple opportunities are available, in the AVL Plymouth area and on-site at customers in Southeastern Michigan.  Ideal candidates should possess 3-5 years of experience in embedded controls development utilizing a Matlab/Simulink based environment. C Coding experience is preferred. Application areas include conventional (engines, transmission / driveline) and electrified powertrains.  Qualified candidates 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 the 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, controls development, integration, and control system validation in support of overall powertrain system performance, efficiency, serviceability and reliability.


    The specific roles of a Project Engineer II 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, 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 research and development activities.
    • Supports, organizes, and leads customer meetings.
    • Other duties as required to insure project success.


    A Project Engineer II 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.
    • Familiarity with regulatory and market segment requirements and end-user expectations
    • Experience / Expertise 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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