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Senior Fuel Cell Systems Engineer – Electrical Subsystem



The GM Fuel Cell Team is committed to making MONUMENTAL STRIDES toward a more sustainable, clean and efficient world! The Senior Fuel Cell Systems Engineer – Electrical Subsystem plays an integral part in achieving this mission.  The ideal candidate will have a strong electrical background with technical expertise in high voltage systems and serves as the program’s high voltage functional and operational strategy domain specialist.

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A day in the life…

  • Develop system architectural and technological options for the FCS electrical functions. Evaluate the approaches and select a specific architecture to be developed.

  • Create first principal models, use provided data and work with other specialists to support technical understanding, facilitate technical decision making and assessing requirement conformance.

  • Use typical GM tools and activities (FTA, FMEA and SEFA) to identify and reduce the probability of uncertain events or maximize the potential of opportunities provided by them.

  • Throughout the global product development process provide readiness status for electrical subsystem requirements and functional elements.

  • Responsible for translating customer and partner needs into detailed, testable statements of observable system functional and quality of service properties.

  • Review requirements with partners and negotiate conflicts to reach a mutually beneficial outcome.

  • Maintain and champion Subsystem Technical Specifications (SSTS) inside of the Next Generation DOORS® environment.

Additional Description


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.

  • 5+ years of relevant high voltage engineering experience.

  • Technical expertise in high voltage components or control software.

  • Understanding of relevant engineering fundamentals such as power electronics, HV isolation and safety.

  • Experience writing technical performance and interface requirements.

  • System problem solver: derive solutions through holistic understanding of the problem and environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate differences of opinions and facilitate discussion as needed with collaborative multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail.

  • Strong oral, graphical and written communication skills to effectively communicate issues, status and recommendations to senior management.



  • Graduate degree in Engineering with 5+ years of proven experience.

  • Familiar with IBM DOORs Next Generation (Global Configuration Management, Requirements Management), and IBM Rational Team Concert

  • 3+ years of developing system or subsystem requirements.

  • 3+ years of relevant fuel cell experience

  • Knowledge of model-based system engineering (MBSE) methodologies using UML or SysML

  • Prior risk and decision management experience and use of structured frameworks for objectively evaluating a set of alternatives.

  • Experience using design of experiments and statistical modeling methods.

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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