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Advanced V2X Propulsion System Engineer


Advanced Propulsions System Engineering at General Motors is a rapidly developing automotive technology organization. We are creating cutting-edge propulsion systems that provide industry-leading performance for future electric vehicles. This team is critical to achieving GM’s vision of Zero Emissions, Zero Crashes, and Zero Congestion.

In this role you’ll lead the development and integration of V2X systems into advanced propulsion system architectures in the early development phase.  You’ll be responsible for the definition and documentation of requirements, execution of design, analysis, development, and testing of V2X propulsions systems (X = Home, Building, Grid, Load, Vehicle). You'll also be ensuring successful application of the charging system, considering hardware, controls, calibration, software, and overall integration.  In addition, this role is responsible for collaborating with, and reporting out to, the battery and vehicle teams to ensure the propulsion architecture meets all performance, cost, mass, and packaging requirements.

During the first half of the development process, you will collaborate with the battery pack and vehicle architecture lead engineers to converge on the program requirements and propose design options that have a path forward to meet those requirements. During the second half of the development process, you will lead the propulsion team through designing the architecture’s V2X and assessing the designs to show they meet requirements.

This Role Offers the Following Work Appropriately Strategy:   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 onsite monthly.


  • Define Propulsion System V2X Requirements

  • Responsible for balancing V2X vehicle and propulsion system requirements using systems engineering principles

  • Ensure requirements are defined that flow down from the Vehicle Technical Specification

  • Ensure Propulsion System Technical Specification requirements flow down to component requirements  

  • Provide value-added Engineering to identify Risk Reduction

  • Lead a cross functional team to identify potential failure modes and reduce risk of V2X by developing corrective actions using the Propulsion System DFMEA,

  • Propulsion System Interface Definition

  • Develop and manage templated Interface Control Documents (ICD) working collaboratively with owners from other functional to define interface requirements

  • Support Advanced Technology Work (ATW) projects and Support/Lead Architecture trade off studies

  • Provide systems engineering support for V2X ATW projects that will link to new propulsion system architectures

  • Lead and support trade off studies to drive architecture decisions

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related 

  • Electric Propulsion System Experience

  • Demonstrated capability in leading engineering teams, leading complex projects and delivering results

  • Effective communication (written/oral) and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with global team members and customers to drive projects and solve issues.  This includes extensive interactions with senior management.

  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Engineering or related 

  • Experience with the components that are part of automotive electric propulsion systems

  •  Program management experience

  • 5+ years of Engineering experience

  • DFSS Black Belt Certification 


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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