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VDDV (Virtual Design, Development & Validation) Analysis Engineer – Propulsion Calibration


Hybrid Work Position: 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. In the USA, this is an employee who lives 100 miles or less from their designated, primary worksite.

This position requires an employee to be onsite every other week.

This position is for a Virtual Propulsion Calibration Analysis Engineer for Virtual Design, Development & Validation (VDDV). Typical functions will involve developing engine and transmission controls calibrations using model-based calibration methods and creating physics-based models.  Candidate should be capable of managing very broad or numerous projects with high degree of difficulty and exercise independent judgement and decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generate Design of Experiments (DoE) for engine dynamometer to run necessary measurement data

  • Utilize tools to generate values for calibrations from measured data

  • Create physics-based models

  • Utilize engine models (GT-Power) to generate calibration values

  • Develop new and innovative analytical techniques to generate calibration values from models – or minimal test data

  • Participate in controls design and development teams and regularly present analysis results to engineering peers and management

  • Document analysis objectives, conclusions, results, and assumptions using a standard report template

  • Cooperatively work with test engineers to develop and/or enhance laboratory procedures to validate system analysis results

  • Domestic travel, once or twice per year as needed.

Additional Description

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years experience with CAE Tools, including MATLAB and GT-Power

  • Highly proficient in delivering high quality analysis results which enable first time capable calibrations

  • Highly proficient in leading capability growth projects to develop new analytical techniques

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

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

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

  • Thorough understanding and skills to work at high level in all phases of the vehicle development process  

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience with GT-Power or other engine modeling software  

  • Modeling experience for aftertreatment (TWC, GPF, DOC, DPF, SCR) and / or emissions

  • Gasoline, Diesel, Transmission, or Electrification knowledge and experience

  • Engine, transmission, or electrification calibration and controls experience

  • Engine, transmission, or electrification testing and development experience


BS in Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Software Engineering/Aerospace Engineering required

MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Software Engineering/Aerospace Engineering preferred

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

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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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