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General Motors Electrification Propulsion System Engineer in Warren, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description


Responsible for specifying requirements, execution and evaluation of designs, analysis, development, testing and control of major engineering projects where creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment. Consults with leadership as required.

The Propulsion System Engineer (PSE) will work as part of a team to perform system engineering and analysis to define requirements of hybrid & electric propulsion system and components. Requirements to be defined may include overall hybrid & electric propulsion system performance, high voltage system, high voltage battery pack, electric motor, high voltage power electronics, engine, transaxle/transmission.

Job Responsibilities:

The specific responsibilities of this Propulsion System Engineering position include:

  • Interacting with vehicle teams to define powertrain to vehicle interface requirements and design

  • Flow down interface requirements to powertrain component engineers

  • Support RCE, ICD, and SSTS requirements: planning, testing, development, analysis, and documentation

  • Support PSIE in requirements development

  • Lead or support system related PRTS investigations and problem solving (solve the difficult physics problems)

  • Lead or support design or trade studies as needed

  • Conduct and/or support propulsion system-level DFMEA

  • Propulsion system-level development:

  • Resolve technical issues at system-level.

  • Define test objectives,

  • Provide input to test engineers,

  • Review/summarize/present results,

  • Recommend corrective actions,

  • Recommend requirements changes,

  • Provide system & component DFMEA updates,

  • Provide lessons learned updates, and

  • Review PRTS (Problem Resolution and Tracking System) closures, etc.

Additional Job Description


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Energy Systems, or Computer Engineering

  • Previous Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Propulsion Systems experience

  • Minimum 5 years automotive experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in electrified propulsion system analysis, integration, design and/or development

  • Experience leading technical teams in root cause analysis and problem solving

  • Effective communication (written/oral) and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with global team members and customers

  • Experience in analyzing, summarizing, and presenting complex issues in technical forums

  • DFSS Green Belt

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Energy Systems Engineering

  • Experience with automotive electric propulsion systems

  • Experience with automotive conventional engines and transmissions

  • Skilled with software & calibration tools, vehicle instrumentation, etc. (e.g. CAN tools, INCA etc.)

  • Knowledge of electric motors, power inverters and other power electronics

  • Knowledge of high voltage propulsion batteries, battery chemistry, battery state estimation techniques

  • Experience with Matlab

  • DOORS Training

  • DFSS Black Belt

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.