Fuel Economy Development & Simulation Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-280637
    • Job Location: Superior Township, MI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 31, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

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 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.

HATCI is looking for a talented and motivated Fuel Economy Development & Simulation Engineer for identifying, simulating, developing, and integrating fuel economy technologies in our current and next generation Hyundai/Kia vehicles. This position is responsible for project success as part of a project team providing technical support to internal customers in the area of Powertrain/Vehicle R&D. The ideal candidate must have many of the following experience and be able to significantly contribute in many of these areas:

  • Develop new fuel economy technologies and strategies that enable short-term and long-term benefits for production vehicles via vehicle testing and simulation
  • Support engineering teams within HATCI and in Korea R&D Center to define and demonstrate fuel economy improvement concepts and technologies in vehicle applications through testing and simulation
  • Integrate new technologies in appropriate vehicle applications and run test for validations
  • Run vehicle test and simulation on fuel economy, performance benchmarking, and analyze the test data using tools such as MATLAB/Simulink
  • This role will utilize knowledge of internal combustion engines, transmissions, and vehicles, experience with data acquisition and analysis tools such as ETAS/INCA. Experience with 1-D vehicle simulation tools such as AVL-Cruise, GT-SUITE, and Autonomie. Experience with model-based development tools such as MATLAB/Simulink
  • Coordinate and track preparation of development and test plans
  • Create and present report and document of technical analysis, system trade-offs as well as business case for technologies.
  • Travel for this position is up to 10% of time domestic and international.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar related degree
  • 10 years of experience in (1) testing/simulating powertrain and vehicles, (2) evaluating performance, emissions, and fuel economy test data, (3) writing and presenting technical reports for other engineers and managements
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
  • Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
  • HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science in Control System Engineering or Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from an accredited university