AVL North America

  • Project Engineer I - Controls

    Job Location US-MI-Plymouth
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/17/2018 1:45 PM)
  • 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 0 - 3 years of experience in embedded controls development utilizing a Matlab/Simulink based environment.   Extensive Matlab & Simulink 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 I 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.


    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 I 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



    A Project Engineer I 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 0 to 3 years experience in area of expertise
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field required




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