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Advanced Vehicle and Powertrain CAE Engineer Job

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is located within the Advanced Technologies organization at the PACCAR Technical Center with focus on modeling heavy duty and medium duty electric trucks and powertrains. The person is required to perform computational analyses, primarily with 1-D software and MATLAB/Simulink. Responsibilities include model development, validation and application, leading & guiding discussions with suppliers concerning requirements and design details to meet performance target. The person will engage with other divisions (Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF) as well as external organizations in collaborative activities as a technical expert.

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Use CAE tools to develop / improve energy management solutions for HD and MD trucks with electrified powertrains  
  • Lead and guide requirement development, component selection as well as design details for vehicle electrification with use case and driving cycle analyses
  • Develop plant models for Model In the loop (MIL) to Hardware In the loop (HIL) and support controls development
  • Validation and improvement of model fidelity as well as analysis process by managing correlations with suppliers’ data and on-site tests 
  • Execute design optimizations using computational tools
  • Report and communicate results to team and stakeholders



Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 2+ years of experience with 1-D system modeling (e.g., GT-Suite), particularly for powertrain and vehicle systems
  • Solid thermodynamics background, particularly on energy storage, exchange and recovery
  • Fundamentals in e-powertrain technologies
  • Good understanding of design optimization, edge case identification
  • Excellent documentation, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated for challenges and innovation


Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Proficiency with MATLAB coding and/or other programming languages
  • Solid background on battery technologies
  • Experience with co-simulations including controls


B.S. or graduate degree (preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar fields

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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