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VDDV (CAE) Engineer, Electrification & Powertrain Thermal Management


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  1-3 times per week


VDDV (formerly CAE) Engineer will be a part of Global Virtual Electrification & Powertrain department responsible for 1D component and system level analysis to lead engine, transmission, and electrification system designs. Other responsibilities include development of new and existing procedures for electrified and conventional powertrains, as well as translating new technologies into product applications.

  • Conceptualize, build and exercise analytical component and system level models for electrified and conventional propulsion systems using 1D software tools (Amesim, GT-SUITE, MATLAB, Simulink or similar)

  • Provide design recommendations to Design Responsible Engineers based on interpretation of analysis results

  • Enhance current standard analysis practices and/or tools to improve prediction fidelity and execution speed

  • Interface with analysis counterparts across several VDDV teams representing global propulsion systems and vehicle engineering

  • Participate in product design and development team meetings and regularly present analysis results to engineering peers and management

  • Document analysis objectives, results, and conclusions using standard report templates

  • Keep abreast of new technology trends and competitive products

  • Travel as required

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, Computer Science or related Engineering fields

  • 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience with Amesim, GT-SUITE or similar software

  • Experience in MATLAB, Python or similar software

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • Inherent curiosity to learn new technologies and applications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

Additional Description

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, Computer Science or related Engineering fields, with coursework in heat transfer and fluid mechanics

  • 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Proficiency in Amesim, GT-SUITE or similar software

  • Experience applying 1D or 3D CFD tools to propulsion-related systems (thermal management, lubrication, crankcase ventilation, hydraulics etc.)

  • Familiarity or practical experience with the principles of propulsion system design, operation, or testing

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms

  • Ability to solve problems that are unusual, difficult, and ambiguous

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

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Why Join Us 

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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.

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