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Active Chassis Calibration Engineer


We believe work-life balance is essential to a team member’s success and job satisfaction. That is why this position allows some work flexibility and applies the Hybrid Work Appropriately Model to ensure our diverse team has good work-life balance! Hybrid : This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be on-site 1-3x/week (depending on work load and assignment).

Are you a performance driving enthusiast?  Does working on cutting edge chassis technology get you excited to come to work?  Do you enjoy working on software and calibration?  Are you creative, innovative, and eager to do things we’ve never done before at GM?  If so, you should apply for our new Advanced Chassis Development and Calibration Engineer role.  In this role, you will be in charge of developing first time features for Active Chassis.  The role will require you to work on a full range of testing tools from simulation to in vehicle testing and everything in between. 

The automotive industry is undergoing rapid transformational changes as new chassis technologies are applied to vehicle architectures resulting in innovations to systems and customer centric features.  These changes require the development of new mechatronic chassis systems that influence vehicle dynamics and control steering, braking, driveline and suspension systems.

In this role you will be responsible for the development of advanced chassis technologies with a focus on control requirements, design, calibration and testing for mechatronic systems. You will be part of a cross-functional team, working with GM engineers, suppliers, and academia to leverage invention/ideation in order to develop and verify proof of concept solutions for future GM products.


  • Lead and support chassis systems advanced technology projects that develop novel components, systems and customer centric features

  • Lead Advance Technology Work (ATW)s

  • Develop project scope, deliverables, timelines, and budget

  • Lead execution and evaluation of designs, analysis, development, testing and control of advanced engineering projects where creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment

  • Manage a cross-functional team through a staged gate process to achieve the project milestones

  • Determine control algorithm requirements, including system robustness, diagnostics and arbitration strategies

  • Create and apply behavioral models in MatLab/Simulink then integrate with plant model (Adams) and a vehicle model, such as CarSim, to determine system performance and interactions

  • Rapid prototype behavioral models into Simulation environment, HIL bench, DiL simulator or vehicles using dSPACE MicroAutoBox solution

  • Define and document required system interfaces, performance metrics and required sub-system tests

  • Define and develop the calibration strategy for vehicle performance

  • Work with GM experts and suppliers to develop technical solutions for difficult issues that arise from the development of new technologies

  • Complete detailed test reports at the conclusion of all testing and load into GDM

  • Stay abreast of new technology and competitive products

  • Some travel as required

Additional Description


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Aeronautical Engineering, Physics or equivalent

  • 3 or more years of controls and/or diagnostic related development, test or validation experience

  • DFSS Certification

  • Automotive suspension, brake, steering systems and driveline systems

  • Vehicle dynamics understanding and ability to evaluate in simulation or in-vehicle

  • Demonstrated self-starter who can work independently and deal with ambiguity

  • Understanding of Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (DFMEA) AND vehicle modelling tools such as CarSim or CarMaker and ability to integrate with SimuLink models

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • Performance Driving capability

  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle

  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 10% max)


  • MS in Engineering

  • Design release engineering experience

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Expert capability using vehicle modelling tools such as CarSim or CarMaker

  • Expert capability in dSPACE

  • Vehicle controls algorithm synthesis

  • Expert experience in vehicle dynamics

For GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate's relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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