The Vehicle Efficiency and Controls Development Team in Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an engineering center that focuses on improving fuel economy of Hyundai/Kia vehicles for North American market. The team’s key roles and responsibilities are:
- Establish targets for future fuel economy characteristics through analysis and simulation of current and future Hyundai and Kia vehicles as well as competitive vehicles.
- Investigate new technologies, strategies, and methods to attain improved fuel economy in current and future Hyundai and Kia production vehicles while considering system costs, drivability, and performance impacts.
- Analyze competitive data sets and assess future trends in fuel economy related technologies.
- Lead activities for conducting vehicle technology benchmarking tests on competitive vehicles.
- Lead activities for developing and integrating fuel economy related technologies (such as engine, torque converter & transmission, accessories, vehicle coastdown characteristics, as well as control logics and calibrations) to attain targeted vehicle fuel economy and to understand and document impacts/trade-offs to vehicle performance and drivability.
- Understand and coordinate activities with Product Planning, Certification and Regulation teams on impact of proposed fuel economy technologies.
- Identify vehicle technologies that would result in GHG/CAFE Credits (AC & Off-Cycle Credits) for current and future Hyundai and Kia production vehicles.
- Plan and conduct engineering activities for estimating potential GHG/CAFE Off-Cycle Credits on selected vehicle technologies.
- Lead communications and negotiations with US EPA & NHTSA on GHG/CAFE Off-Cycle Credit amounts, and submit official applications to the government agencies.
We are looking for a talented and motivated specialist to fill the role of Fuel Economy Technology and GHG/CAFE Credit Specialist, who will play a critical role in identifying future vehicle technology trends in industry, establishing targets for future fuel economy characteristics of Hyundai/Kia vehicles, and contributing to HATCI’s GHG/CAFE Credit programs. This position will require analyzing GHG/CAFE regulations primarily for the US market as well as their Credit programs, and understanding their impact on vehicle technologies. This position also requires working with product planning, vehicle and powertrain engineering, external affairs, legal groups, and others as needed. The ideal candidate must have the following experience and be able to significantly contribute in all of these areas:
- Understand current GHG/CAFE regulations that govern introductions of new vehicle technologies in US market
- Conduct in-depth analysis of fuel economy and emission regulations primarily for US market, and understand their impact on automotive industry
- Research current regulatory requirements including testing procedures and provide concise information to help other engineers understand technical requirements
- Conduct in-depth research of advanced fuel economy technology trend in U.S. market to identify technologies utilized/recommended for compliance strategy including GHG/CAFE Credit program
- Establish targets for future fuel economy characteristics through analysis of current and future Hyundai/Kia vehicles as well as competitive vehicles
- Identify vehicle technologies that would result in GHG/CAFE Credits (A/C & Off-Cycle Credits) for current and future Hyundai and Kia production vehicles
- Support communications and negotiations with US EPA & NHTSA on GHG/CAFE Off-Cycle Credit amounts, and development of official applications to the government agencies
- Support annual applications and reporting for vehicle Off-Cycle technologies related to key regulatory programs
- Coordinate with internal development teams to track technologies being applied to vehicles, or being considered for future adoption
- Understand and coordinate activities with Product Planning, Certification and Regulation teams on company-and-industry scale impact of proposed fuel economy technologies as well as GHG/CAFE Credits
- Develop and provide on-going industry trend reports for Off-Cycle technology adaptations and track acquisition and use of credits through government reports
- Travel requirement for this position is up to 15 % of time domestic and international.