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Power Converter Design Engineer


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 on an every other week or monthly basis.

GM is committed to Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion.  The Power Converter Design and System team is dedicated to accelerating GM into an all-electric future.  This is a full time position as a Design Engineer for the Electrification Power Converter Design Team. Responsible for converter design definition, electrical design, vehicle integration, WCA, benchmarking, and sustaining engineering in production.  Required to interface with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as well as vehicle customers in order to solve technical solutions per detailed requirements and best practices. Responsible for technical direction of converters (DC/DC, Chargers) for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. 

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for execution of converter requirements and evaluation of designs where creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment

  • Work cooperatively with and provide technical guidance to Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers of power electronics

  • Develop engineering designs and generate technical solutions for advanced and production hardware

  • Perform WCA analysis to assess design performance and robustness

  • Ensure lessons learned comprehended in converter SOR & BOD

  • Participate in supplier DFMEA reviews to ensure design compliance

  • Provide technical support to GM Design Release Engineer

  • Assist in planning design completion dates and complete designs to planned timing

  • Write and assess technical reports.

  • Create and protect intellectual property

  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products

  • Perform component benchmarking and vehicle integration of competition

  • Utilize Design for Six Sigma analysis as a decision tool for design trade-off activities and decision making

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent Degree

  • 3+ years of electrical circuit design experience

  • Working knowledge of converter systems design

  • High level of project management skills and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters/PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent Degree

  • 8+ years of electrical circuit design experience

  • Working knowledge of Power Electronics (inverter/converter) systems design

  • Background in residential and industrial electrical wiring systems

  • Familiarity and application of National Electric Code and UL standards that apply to distributed energy resources (UL2202, UL2231, UL1741, IEEE1547)

  • Past experience working with UL to define safety requirements and obtaining UL certification

  • Experience engaging in and influencing emerging V2G interface standards (SAE, IEEE)

Experience with the following CAD/CAE tools:



  • SIMULINK simulation tool

  • SIMPLORER system/circuit simulation tool

  • Orcad schematic capture

  • Cadence

  • P-Spice circuit analysis software

  • Experience with GM engineering processes and software

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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