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Electric Motor Controls Engineer

  • Location
    • Pontiac, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


This role is for an Electric Drive Controls Engineer within the Electric Propulsion Conversion Controls development ART.  In this role, the candidate will create, develop, simulate, verify, and implement advanced motor control algorithms to be used in electric drive propulsion applications for GM’s platforms of electric vehicles.  This scope is growing in response to the dramatic growth of battery electric and hybrid vehicle markets as well as GM’s expanding Electrification portfolio. In this role you must have a passion for electrification and a desire to become an integral part of our exciting new corporate vision: Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion.

  • Design control sophisticated control algorithms that meet the following design guidelines:

    • Accurate, high-bandwidth torque production

    • Maximize hardware capability and efficiency

    • High quality voltage synthesis

    • Robust to parameter variation and changes in operating conditions

    • Optimized for world class electric drive NVH

    • Capable of robust diagnostic coverage and flexibility through calibration

  • Perform simulation and analysis of electric drives and high voltage power electronics

  • Plan and perform algorithm development and/or verification in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) benches, dynamometer facilities, and development vehicles

  • Work closely with software, calibration, electric machine and inverter design teams to ensure on-time, robust controls development

  • Lead, coordinate, and collaborate w/developments outside the team such as Systems & Safety, Electrical Architecture, Software Defined Vehicle, Calibration and Vehicle Performance

  • Actively pursue cost reduction and performance and efficiency improvement advanced projects in the motor controls domain

Additional Description

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field

  • 3+ years of experience with either motor controls, power electronics, AC/DC drive systems or a combination

  • 3+ years of experience with AC electric machine operating principles and 3-phase switching power converter topologies

  • Experience in developing digital control algorithms for 3-phase switching power converters and AC electric machines

  • Fluency in using MATLAB/Simulink for modeling and simulation of electric drives

  • Ability to follow algorithms coded in the C programming language

  • Ability to create and present information to leadership, peers, and customers in a clear and concise manner

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with domestic and international business partners

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work with minimum supervision and full autonomy

Candidate may be eligible for relocation assistance.

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