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DATE ADDED: Mon 15/10/2018

Powertrain Virtual Analysis Engineer

Auburn Hills, USA


Job Description

Responsible for working with electrified & hybrid powertrain (engines, transmission, battery & motor) engineers, including controls and calibration, to proactively drive ePT system level design and optimization through virtual analysis tools.

Responsible for developing 1D/2D/3D simulation models and control methodologies/processes from physical principles for high voltage and low voltage Lithium ion batteries (cells, modules, pack).  

The expected job responsibilities will include, but not limited to;

  • Develop, test and correlate high-fidelity physics-based models for high/low voltage Lithium ion batteries for electrified and hybrid powertrain (equivalent circuit, electrochemical, coupled with thermal models etc.)
  • Develop aging models for Lithium ion high voltage batteries
  • Develop model predictive controls (MPC) optimization methodologies for balancing performance, aging, and energy management
  • Drive design using Computer Aided Engineering tools (Matlab/Simulink, Ansys Fluent, Comsol, etc. ) to meet the component & system performance, efficiency, durability, and reliability
  • Provide components design direction, and control strategy development & optimization through System Integration
  • Execute advanced projects for new methodology and process development
  • Document procedures, and write technical/progress reports
  • Coordinate between different release groups, global simulation teams and suppliers to identify risk and communicate virtual engineering results

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Applied Physics, Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Industrial, or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering, or Applied Mathematics field from an ABET accredited University
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in automotive powertrain area
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with battery cell/pack simulations or experiments
  • Deeper knowledge of one or more of the following automotive system areas; hybrid powertrain, electric motors, batteries, engines, transmissions, driveline, thermal systems, or controls
  • Deep knowledge of optimization methods and control methods
  • Excellent organizational skills and effective communication skills w.r.t. technical issues - both verbal and written

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Engineering
  • Experience with system modeling and analysis of electric and hybrid powertrain or vehicle level systems
  • Experience in calibration, HIL, experimental tests or vehicle/engine performance simulation, electrification PT (ePT) Systems

Role: Powertrain Virtual Analysis Engineer
Job Type:
Location: Auburn Hills,

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