Zero Emissions Powertrain Configuration Senior Engineer Job

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Date: Nov 28, 2023

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR


PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company 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. Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow or figure out how to manufacture, sell, or service it, you can find the perfect career within one of PACCAR’s many successful divisions. Join us!



Do you get excited about the opportunity to define PACCAR’s future Powertrain roadmap? PACCAR is looking for a high-voltage architect for our next-generation powertrain configurations role.  The ideal candidate will own extensive knowledge of powertrain components (high voltage components and hydrogen technology) and has a strategic mindset to bring these components together in an optimal configuration to serve PACCAR’s world-class vehicles with nameplates Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF. The successful candidate will have the ability to integrate the whole powertrain configuration seamlessly into the full logistic ecosystem, offering customers innovative (connected) services and a best-in-class charging/fueling experience.


This position is located at PACCAR’s Lewisville, Texas office near Dallas.




  • Collaborate with PACCAR divisions for collecting vehicle powertrain requirements (i.e. technical requirements and regulatory requirements).
  • Interact with PACCAR divisions for understanding customer requirements and link to collecting customer field data.
  • Translate requirements and powertrain data into target setting for future powertrain configurations.
  • Be the architect for new powertrain topologies and high voltage architectures, including specification of boundary diagrams, hardware interfaces, and mappings of top-level requirements into specifications at the component level.
  • Translate powertrain requirements into mathematical objective functions and use these functions to analyze various powertrain configurations and high voltage architectures, and decompose requirements into targets for individual sub-components.
  • Development and maintenance of PACCAR Powertrain zero emission technology roadmap.
  • Maintain relationships with external partners (suppliers, research & educational institutes) for scouting new technologies, leverage knowledge, and keep PACCAR abreast of new technology developments.
  • Initiate and develop new Advanced Technology projects by building consortia and writing proposals.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, Controls, or Systems Engineering. Master of Science in related field a plus.
  • Strong track record in integrating high-voltage powertrain components in automotive applications (high-voltage electrical integration as well as functional integration).
  • Experience in defining automotive high-voltage architectures is required.
  • Proven knowledge in system modeling and describing key characteristics of powertrain components such as performance, efficiency, and lifetime degradation.
  • Mathematical skills in optimization theory are preferred.




As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:


  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more




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.



Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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