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Senior Project Engineer - Drivability and Emissions Calibration

Company: TRG
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

The Engine, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Powertrains group is seeking a Senior Project Engineer with specialization in drivability and emissions calibration. This Senior Project Engineer position is an opportunity for the right candidate to experience state-of-the-art powertrain technology and get involved in a wide range of development tasks that move application solutions from concept to production.

As a Senior Project Engineer specializing in the development of both conventional and hybrid powertrains, you will be responsible for leading testing, validation and certification activities performed primarily in-vehicle or on chassis dyno, with support on engine dynamometer on an as needed basis.


  • Lead the preparation of test articles to meet program needs including the setup and validation of instrumentation and data acquisition systems.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute testing on chassis dynamometer or in application to support program objectives.
  • Analyze and interpret test results to guide future testing requirements.
  • Calibration and validation of electronic control unit parameters to satisfy program drivability and/or emissions objectives.
  • Conduct projects with a high level of professionalism while meeting and/or exceeding our clients' technical and timing expectations within the predefined project budget limits.
  • Summarize findings and prepare presentations/reports for internal and customer review.
  • Manage customer hardware and project component inventory and logistics.
  • May involve work onsite at customer facilities, vehicle test trips to support ongoing development programs.
    • Bachelors degree in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering or related field
    • 3+ years of experience in engine, vehicle and/or powertrain testing.
    • Vehicle drivability or emissions calibration experience.
    • An in-depth understanding of conventional and hybrid powertrain components and their functionality.
    • Experienced in powertrain/vehicle testing, calibration, data acquisition, analysis and reporting
    • Experienced in engine and powertrain diagnostics.
    • Understanding of base engine, aftertreatment and/or hybrid electronic control system strategies, knowledge on software logic implementation and control system functionality
    • Demonstrated ability to execute testing/calibration projects and provide feedback and technical reports to customers, peers and supervisors.
    • Demonstrated teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to travel in support of vehicle calibration development trips.
    • Experience using commercially available calibration and development tools (i.e., ETAS INCA, ATI Vision, Vector CANape/CANalyzer, Matlab/Simulink).
    • Professional communication skills (oral and written English).
    • Must be a motivated team player to perform in fast paced development environment.
      • Masters degree preferred
      • Knowledge of control strategies employed on Bosch and/or GPEC controllers
      • Programming skills (Excel/Visual Basic, MATLAB, etc.)
      • Experience with Drivability evaluation tools (MATLAB based tools, AVL Drive etc.)
      • Experience in performing limit handling of vehicles, different terrain driving, performance driving in test tracks, driving as convoy, etc
      • Hold a commercial driver's license
      • Ability to work in extreme climate environments to support vehicle test trips
      • Strong understanding of US emission regulations and certification test procedures for Gas, Diesel and/or Hybrid systems
      • Understanding of US OBD regulations and monitoring approaches
      • Hands-on experience with engine and vehicle hardware (engine assembly/rebuilding, vehicle maintenance, etc.)
      • US citizen or Permanent Residence a plus

Keywords: TRG, Detroit , Senior Project Engineer - Drivability and Emissions Calibration, Engineering , Auburn Hills, Michigan

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