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Senior AE Engineer - Systems

Auburn Hills - Michigan - USA

May 10, 2022

Full time


Position: Staff Engineer – Vehicle Systems, Corporate Advanced Engineering

Location Auburn Hills, MI

About us

BorgWarner is a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. We are a company of innovators and independent thinkers that brings together talented employees, meaningful work, and amazing technology in a unique environment. At BorgWarner we constantly work towards our vision of a clean and energy-efficient world.

Our Culture

We believe health and safety of our employees are a top priority, we care about our local communities and the global environment. BorgWarner promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive environment, honors integrity, strives for excellence, commits to responsibility for our communities and the environment, and builds on the power of collaboration. 

Career Opportunities

We manage talent as seriously as we manage our businesses and encourage you to learn about our proud history, strong culture, technologies and future vision. We offer a strong local presence and interesting global opportunities. Start your future with BorgWarner now!

Job purpose

The position is part of the Corporate Advanced Engineering (CAE) Vehicle and Systems Team. The Senior Engineer works on vehicle build related functions of advanced demonstrator concepts and developments interacting with project managers to achieve the project goals. A second aspect to the role is to oversee the administration of any legacy vehicles and the operation of the function within the garage environments.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead vehicle and system development activities for advanced engineering projects
  • Manage design, development, integration, installation and shake-down of propulsion concepts covering electric or hybrid designs and expected to include HV components (battery and battery management, DC-DC convertors, inverters, motors, and parts and brackets needed for installation
  • Planning and execution of vehicle focused testing including test instrumentation, data collection and analysis, measurement procedures and, as needed, liaison with external test service providers
  • Lead BOM and procurement of key components, systems, mounting solutions and other hardware in support of vehicle builds
  • Direct and prioritize daily and weekly tasks for vehicle build and maintenance function with control of the activity plan for technician resources (internal and external) and tracking of external costs and hours
  • Manage the clean and safe operation of the CAE workspaces employing all correct procedures
  • Oversee the CAE vehicle demonstrator fleet, maintain vehicles in good order and manage the budget allocated to fleet maintenance
  • Lead coordination and planning of intern assignments for the local team
  • Occasional domestic travel to support vehicle demonstrations and training requirements; flexible work schedule necessary on occasion

What we’re looking for


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical / Electronic Engineering or strongly related field.
  • Experience of working on vehicle prototype builds with strong focus on propulsion with OEM, Tier 1 or automotive consultant
  • Experience of integration, installation and shake-down of new propulsion architectures into vehicles with coordination to apply controls, software or HMI interfaces from the wider team
  • Experience and skills of CAD and packaging tools to sufficient depth to enable the mechanical parts design and packaging for prototype purposes.
  • Strong evidence of team working, demonstrated use of project management reporting tools and communication, and presentation skills


  • 5 years’ experience in related fields for Senior Engineer role (lower levels of experience considered with commensurate lower grade to suit experience)
  • Experience and training related to Electric Propulsion and High Voltage Vehicle Systems
  • Knowledge and use of instrumentation, data collection and analysis using proprietary data collection and analysis tools (ideally including CAN logging)

What we believe

  • Inclusion-We value diversity in people, ideas, and experiences.
  • Integrity- We believe in transparency, authenticity, and depend on each other to deliver what we promise.
  •  Excellence- We contribute to our developments by seeking knowledge and sharing information.
  •  Responsibility- We care about our local communities and the global environment.
  • Collaboration- We are one BorgWarner.


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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