High Voltage Charging Systems Engineer

General Motors - Milford, MI (30+ days ago)4.2


System engineering is a multidisciplinary organization that is chartered with the goal of pulling together the highly complex and interconnected system that is the modern day automobile. System engineering transcends the physical nature of any specific design, cutting across traditional engineering disciplines to allow for a customer-focused execution of vehicle level features.

This opening is for a System Engineer for High Voltage Charging. High Voltage Charging is defined as the propulsion system that provides electrical power to the vehicle from an off-vehicle Energy Source and manage the constraints of how and when off-board power may be used for on-vehicle purposes. The High Voltage Charging feature is an integral component in advancing General Motors vision of a world with zero emissions, and the High Voltage Charging Systems Engineer is an integral part of the team that defines the strategy and solutions associated with charging Electrified vehicles. The High Voltage Charging System Engineer will be responsible for:
Defining the system requirements
Interfacing and working with the technical leads responsible for components and software to ensure their designs meet the system requirements
Leading DFMEAS for the system
Ensuring the system meets the General Motors safety requirements, feature requirements, and industry standards.
Being a “recognized expert” for HV Charging Systems

System Engineer Responsibilities:
Develops and releases System Technical Specification
Ensure system requirements meet Feature and Safety requirements.
Participates in feature workgroups to develop and improve customer focused vehicle level features
Create System DFMEA
Participates in Fault Tree Analysis
Collaborate on V&V plan (Mechanical, Electrical, and Controls)
Leads the integration and issue resolution of the system through the development cycle.
Work with subsystem and component teams to optimize system design
Set availability targets, allocate to the subsystems and components, determine feature sensitivity to variation and failure modes, and determine mitigation plans to improve performance to targets.
Support in the scoping of Advanced Technology Work (ATW) projects
Stays abreast of new technology, new processes and methods to predict and improve availability.

Required Qualifications:
Candidate must have one of the following engineering degrees: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering
Understand System development, verification, validation and vehicle manufacturing processes
Experience in engine controls, hardware design and failure modes
Understand the tradeoffs between system architecture selection and a feature’s functionality/performance
Understand appropriate content for Vehicle and System Level Specifications
Understand the capability and application of various analytical tools
Proactive / results driven individual with high levels of initiative and leadership capability.
High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
Strong track record of solving complex problems and outlining the strategy by which others can solve a problem
High level of oral and written communication skills
High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and negotiate effectively with others to meet mutual goals
Be comfortable and willing to make decisions and assume the risk with those decisions
Needs to be open minded, optimistic, approachable, easy to work with and willing to mentor individuals within their own area and other organizations
DFSS Blackbelt
This position requires legally operating a motor vehicle on a daily basis

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidate must have one of the following engineering degrees: MS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering
In-depth knowledge of Systems Engineering methods (e.g. structured design) and effective scoping of the required work products
Strong understanding of vehicle integration and/or have developed other systems that closely interact with powertrain controls and vehicle power subsystems
Understanding of GM’s serial data communications
Understanding of distributed and networked real-time control systems
Understanding of system reliability, safety, monitoring, and diagnostic technologies and processes
Understanding of embedded software development, testing and associated tools
Understanding of systems engineering tools (e.g. DOORs, DNG)
Proven track record of utilizing analytical tools to solve complex problems
Demonstrated track record of bringing innovation to market
Proactive / results driven individual with high levels of initiative
High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
Strong track record of solving complex problems and outlining the strategy by which others can solve a problem
Demonstrate the ability and willingness to challenge historical methods and technologies. Differentiating good methods and requirements from obsolete methods and requirements
Demonstrate the ability to work thru complex integration issues, working with all of the system experts to develop a vehicle level solution for vehicle level feature issues
Superior level of oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills to work independently and negotiate effectively with others to meet mutual goals
Proven track record of making hard decisions and assuming the risk with those decisions.
Proven track record of being open minded, optimistic, approachable, easy to work with and willing to mentor individuals within their own area and other organizations
DFSS Blackbelt
Knowledge and experience with GM’s Global Vehicle Development Process
Working knowledge of SUFS System
Working knowledge of PRTS System
Experience in High Voltage and Electrification development and technologies