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Advanced Battery Project Engineer

General Motors

General Motors

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Warren, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Job Description

Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Warren Michigan three times per week.


The Project Engineer for the Advanced Battery team will be responsible for leading or supporting the execution of a high voltage, battery pack technology development projects. She/he is involved with the latest battery technology in General Motors electrified vehicle portfolio for both current and future vehicles. She/he might act in a support role, or lead a high-performance team of battery engineers and will lead multi-functional collaboration. The Project Engineer will directly affect the quality, durability and performance of future hybrid, plug-in and battery electric vehicles manufactured by GM.

What You'll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Utilize the ATW process to support or lead the execution of projects aimed at new or advanced technology demonstration in readiness for integration into the Balanced Architecture (BA) process.

  • Establish and lead project meetings.

  • Assemble and execute detailed ATW timing plans aligned to BA execution.

  • Lead creation of component, sub-system or fully integrated Battery Pack system and subsystem math models

  • Actively participate and contribute toward Battery Team innovation and ideation related activities targeted towards establishing proactive high value solutions in the battery space.

  • Establish the business case for the application of new technology and demonstrate cost/benefit/risk and other key metrics and deliverables as output of assigned projects.

  • Ensure all documentation is up-to-date and stored in GDM, teams, or other designated storage locations.

  • Ensure pack meets all BoD/BoM functional requirements and determine requirements where invention is required.

  • Lead technical resolution for Battery Pack analysis and component level issues

  • Work with related Battery Architects and Design Integration Leaders to ensure compliance to and compatibility with battery spatial interfaces.

  • Interface and negotiate with key program stakeholders as well as package and product interface teams - e.g. vehicle structures team.

  • Manage timing expectations and execute ATW projects according to the DSRV process.

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering

  • 5+ years’ of experience in battery engineering with a background in one or more of the following areas- battery pack mechanical design and development; battery cell design and development; battery pack electrical integration and controls, vehicle integration for battery packs, or battery performance development and safety.

  • High voltage or electrified vehicle safety training and hands on work experience

  • Excellent computer skills including analyzing data, crafting presentations

  • High level understanding of engineering theory and principles of automotive energy storage systems

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are sophisticated

  • Time management skills to meet agreed upon customer work, able to run multiple projects

  • Interpersonal styles and communication skills to both lead and work optimally with local and international team members

  • Technical writing ability to build written engineering evaluation reports

  • Ability to read, interpret and generate engineering drawings and specifications

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Management

  • 7+ years’ of experience with a major automotive OEM and/or supplier

  • Experience in structural, thermal or electrical analysis

  • DFSS Black Belt Certified

  • Experience with Unigraphics NX or other CAD Software

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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

GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.​

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