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Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer Job

Date: Jun 29, 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 a focus on multibody dynamics simulation to support new vehicle design and Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) development. 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!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc. through innovative product development and testing.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain high fidelity full vehicle multi-body dynamics models for handling and stability, loads and durability, and ride comfort  
  • Convert the high-fidelity vehicle multi-body dynamics model to or develop a model with right level of fidelity for Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) simulations 
  • Provide analysis-based guidance for components and system designs by vehicle system simulations 
  • Work closely with the ADAS simulation team to implement the vehicle model and verify its performance relative to environment (road, weather etc.) and the ADAS system configurations.
  • Continuously validate the model fidelity and manage correlations with suppliers’ data and on-site tests 
  • Report results to stakeholders



Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 3+ years of experience with vehicle multi-body dynamics modeling using software such as Altair MotionSolve (preferred) or ADAMS
  • Solid understanding of Modal dynamics, Material mechanics and Linear vibrations
  • Good understanding of design optimization, edge case identification
  • Excellent documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated for challenges and innovation


Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience with TruckSim and/or dSPACE ASM (lumped parameter modelling)
  • Experience with engineering software such as HyperWorks, OptiStruct/NASTRAN or similar.
  • Proficiency with coding in MATLAB/Simulink environment and/or with other programming languages
  • Experience with co-simulations including controls
  • Experience with test sensors, data acquisition equipment, including accelerometers, linear transducers, and microphones
  • Experience with CAD software: PTC Creo (preferred), SolidWorks etc.


M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

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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