AVL North America

  • Senior Project Engineer - Vehicle Engineering

    Job Location US-MI-Plymouth
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 10:15 AM)
  • Overview

    AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. is looking for an engineer who posess ADAS experience and is looking to be a key player in a niche team within the company.  This position directly interacts closely with customers and other employees supporting this area.  The Sr. Project Engineer - Vehicle Engineering is responsible for leading advanced vehicle projects and AVL-DRIVETM product technical management and applications. Responsible for technical guidance of the junior vehicle team engineers.

    The Vehicle Engineering skill team provides testing and analysis support for vehicle level topics such as benchmarking, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and vehicle development with respect to driveability, handling, NVH, energy analysis and ride comfort. The vehicle teams uses and supports tools for driveability, handling and ride comfort that are part of the AVL-DRIVE portfolio. The vehicle engineering team also acts as the AVL-DRIVE product team and is responsible for technical management of the North American AVL-DRIVE business. The team is responsible for supporting customer usage of AVL-DRIVE, internal PEI usage of AVL-DRIVE, and assisting the PEI business development team with growing AVL-DRIVE product sales.








    The specific roles of a Senior Project Engineer - Vehicle in this effort include:

    • Executes the application and technical requirements of vehicle related projects including benchmarking, tool development and vehicle level development projects.
    • Expands the use of AVL tools into vehicle related topics to increase expertise in system level response.
    • Plans and performs advanced technical account management for key AVL-DRIVE customers: customer interaction via phone, email, and onsite visits, coordinating customer benchmarks, training, and product rollouts.
    • Takes a supporting role in managing interaction between the local AVL-DRIVE team and the Graz AVL-DRIVE team: managing customer “issue” lists and coordinating customer interactions with Graz.
    • Leads specific phases of PEI vehicle application projects: executing predefined tasks (to be defined together with the project’s commercial and technical managers), and/or impromptu support during project execution.
    • Serves as a mentor to junior Vehicle Engineering technical staff and monitors technical development of those staff – provides feedback to the STL - Vehicle regarding staff performance.
    • Supports local PEI Business Development efforts including: pre-sales efforts, onsite customer presentations, proposal support, post-proposal follow-up, and oversight of commercial issues (pricing, deliverables).
    • Other duties as required to insure success of the Vehicle business.


      • Bachelors’ degree in Automotive related Engineering or related field required
      • Master’s degree in Engineering Preferred
      • Minimum of 5 – 7+ years’ experience with vehicle application and/or drivability assessment
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Analytical thinking
      • Motivated
      • Team player
      • Strong understanding of commercial and customer interaction skills
      • Strong English oral and written communication skills




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