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Connected Vehicle Technical Project Engineer Job

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033 Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198

Company: PACCAR


PACCAR Global Connected Services is seeking highly motivated and experienced Connected Vehicle Technical Project Engineer. This position can be located in either Kirkland, WA or Denton, TX.


Company Information


PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!



Requisition Summary

PACCAR Global Connected Services is hiring a Connected Vehicle Technical Project Engineer. This position will support development activities in the Connected Services team. The Technical Project Manager will have the opportunity to provide innovative problem solving in a product development and service environment. This role will interface with production employees, production supervisors, product engineering, plant engineering, management, suppliers, and customers. The role will require collaboration with other PACCAR companies: Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF, PACCAR Technical Center, Information Technology Division, Vehicle Support Center, and the PACCAR Engine Company.


Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Define and develop Connected Services and Remote Diagnostics features.
  • Manage the relationship between business partners, project teams and vendors.
  • Understand and communicate business needs; analyze and develop technical solutions that meet these needs.
  • Perform tasks associated with pre-project consulting and business case development.
  • Elicit high level project objectives and project success criteria.
  • Identify dependencies between projects and other systems.
  • Accurately estimate time required to complete business analysis tasks and deliverables.
  • Collect and analyze the project’s business requirements and transfer the same knowledge to development team.
  • Evaluate the data collected through task analysis, business processes, surveys, and workshops.
  • Prepare accurate and detailed requirement specifications documents, user interface guides, and functional specification documents.
  • Communicate effectively with business and internal teams to deliver product’s functional requirements like screens, interfaces, and GUI designs.
  • Facilitate workshops to scope projects and gather detailed product requirements.
  • Perform end-to-end validation of new features, from the vehicle to web portal.
  • Research data to uncover root cause and initiate resolution.
  • Support other investigations, using Data Analytics tools.
  • Use Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques to manage engineering projects.
  • Occasional travel is required.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related degree is required.



Skills / Competencies


  • Commercial vehicle background, including SAE J1939, service, vehicle controls, and telematics.
  • Experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components desirable.
  • Experience working onsite at a PACCAR facility desirable but not required.
  • Competence in the use of personal computer software such as word processing, database, and spreadsheets.
  • Familiarity with project management methods and tools.
  • Experience with Data Analytics and Data Visualizations tools is a plus.
  • Experience with software development cloud computing is desirable.
  • Candidate should be willing to make use of industry standard processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Requires independent judgement and effective project management.
  • Ability to manage costs, time, and resources. Strong communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, manage multiple simultaneous projects, and respond dynamically to shifting priorities.




Why work for PACCAR?


  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.



Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.

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