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Energy Efficiency Property Owner Job

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR


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!


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing solutions that help increase the quality of the ride for our customers. The company’s dedication to the highest quality fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, electrified solutions, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.


Requisition Summary

Kenworth Truck Company is seeking an Energy Efficiency Engineer to support Product Development by using simulation and test tools to analyze designs and provide recommendations. This role offers professional development and access to global opportunities in a challenging, high-performance environment with the opportunity to grow your expertise and be recognized among your peers.


Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with system owners to set battery management strategies and quality performance targets for new vehicles.
  • Collaborate with system owners to conduct benchmark tests of PACCAR and competitive vehicles.
  • Coordinate internal and external energy usage simulation and test resources, including other PACCAR divisions.
  • Support product development by simulating design concepts and analyzing impacts on system performance.
  • Validate models by correlating test data to simulation results.
  • Deliver simulation reports with clear recommendations and proposals for improvements to engineering teams.
  • Provide technical leadership in the creation of a roadmap for vehicle energy performance, simulation, and test capabilities to support new product development.
  • Mentor vehicle engineers in the principles for energy management.


 Qualifications & Skills

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred.
  • Solid understanding of electrical systems in motor vehicle, mechatronic systems analysis, battery management, electrified vehicles, and hybrid vehicles.
  • Ability and desire to learn new tools and stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry.
  • Independence while building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve goals of internal and external customers.
  • Effective analysis and project management skills.
  • Excellent engineering judgment.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage personal workload, demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and the willingness to respond to shifting timelines and project demands.
  • Prior simulation, testing, and embedded experience is preferred.
  • 3+ years of engineering experience in electronic or embedded design or testing is preferred.
  • Experience with data acquisition equipment.
  • Experience with simulation software such as GT-Power Suite, MATLAB, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with CAD software: Creo/ProE, SolidWorks, Catia, etc. is preferred.
  • Background in the automotive or heavy truck industry is preferred.


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • 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.



A Bachelor's Degree is required.


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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