Job Summary:

The Southwest Research Institute Ann Arbor Technical Center seeks a self-starting, detail-minded, and collegial engineer to contribute to our powertrain research team. The Ann Arbor Technical Center conducts advanced engineering and research and development for some of the world's largest automotive companies and government agencies. We work on the forefront of industry technologies that are transforming the automotive industry. This engineer will provide the following duties: Engineering execution: Apply advanced expertise towards the execution of a range of projects focused on powertrain performance, measurement, efficiency, and control; Innovation: Contribute expertise and diversity of thought to the development of innovative solutions for client customers and the industry at large; Customer relations: Establish and maintain working relationships with clients to support project objectives and contribute to business development relationships; Team support: The Ann Arbor Technical Center team is a highly collaborative and interdependent team. This engineer will support and contribute to the team in all aspects of project obligations, including the preparation and submission of reports, project management, and team deliverables; Business development support: Participate in promotional events, maintain relationships with customers, and contribute to project concept development. Support proposal writing and execution as needed. Other duties as assigned.


Requires a BS (MS preferred) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline and 0 - 5 years related experience. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Must have a hands-on, self-starting, results-orientated mindset; high attention to detail; proficient in typical engine test-cell software applications (e.g. AVL Puma, A&D; iTest, ETAS INCA) and highly adept at learning new applications. Must have ability to work under tight deadlines; excellent written and spoken communication skills; comfort in working collaboratively as a team and independently as an expert contributor; demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently with limited supervision and prioritize work effectively. Preferred experience includes: Combustion science experience; experience with exhaust emission measurement procedures; participation in SAE student competitions (e.g. Formula, Baja, Clean Snowmobile, Ultra Mileage); background in computer aided engineering with CAD, CFD or other numerical simulation tools; knowledge or experience with 1-D or 3-D simulation codes including GT-Suite. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Considerations:

Work assignment is in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.

Job code: 03-01155

Job Locations: Ann Arbor, Michigan