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Powertrain Virtual Analysis Engineer

Auburn Hills, Michigan Contract Job ID: 1910103523
Estimated Duration: 12 months

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Description
PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Powertrain Virtual Analysis Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI.

Summary:
  • The Powertrain Virtual Analysis Engineer is responsible for performing durability and NVH assessment of transmission housing, mounting, transfer case, adapter, flex plate, torque converter, axles and other trans/ driveline components using virtual analysis tools.
  • The engineer will work closely with transmissions / driveline release groups, powertrain integration, suppliers, offshore CAE teams and other functional groups to proactively identify issues, develop solutions and meet program performance objectives and timings.
  • The engineer will follow established methodologies, identify future improvements in analysis capability and document new analysis procedures.
  • The chosen candidate will use commercial CAE tools such as, Hypermesh, Meshworks, Simlab, Abaqus and Nastran.
  • 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;
  1. Develop, test and correlate high-fidelity physics-based models for high/low voltage Lithium ion batteries for electrified and hybrid powertrains (equivalent circuit, electrochemical, coupled with thermal models etc.).
  2. Develop aging models for Lithium ion high voltage batteries.
  3. Develop model predictive controls (MPC) optimization methodologies for balancing performance, aging, and energy management.
  4. Drive design using Computer Aided Engineering tools (Matlab/Simulink, Ansys Fluent, Comsol, etc. ) to meet the component & system performance, efficiency, durability, and reliability.
  5. Provide components design direction, and control strategy development & optimization through System Integration.
  6. Execute advanced projects for new methodology and process development.
  7. Document procedures, and write technical/progress reports.
  8. Coordinate between different release groups, global simulation teams and suppliers to identify risk and communicate virtual engineering results.
Qualifications

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 powertrains, 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.
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com

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