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System Project Lead Engineer (SYPL)

Kokomo Technical Center - Indiana - USA, Auburn Hills - Michigan - USA, Noblesville - Indiana - USA

Oct 19, 2021

Full time

R2021-2351


Reliably delivering what’s needed today

There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.

Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Systems Project Leader (SYPL) at our Indiana Technical Center (ITC) with locations in Kokomo and Noblesville, Indiana. This position also has the ability to work from Auburn Hills, MI Propulsion Technical Center, however, the Indiana Campus is preferred.

The System Project Leader (SYPL) is responsible for all aspects of a technical project including integration, planning, technical oversight & execution for specific project or product family within Systems Engineering to meet and exceed customer requirements. The SYPL coordinates across Engineering competences and drives development of integrated Propulsion System products with responsibilities for timing, budget and validation of the final product and alignment between power electronics, controls, driveline, validation, and application engineering teams.  He or she will drive requirements elicitation and lead the organization in requirements analysis and system design and integration. The SYPL will be the main technical interface with customers and will lead a global project team developing concept through production.

Job Duties:

  • Leads and manages the global project team to execute a project or a product family within the Systems Engineering
  • Lead reviews of the system requirements, architecture, and integration.
  • Break down system specifications into sub-system requirements
  • Responsible for HW and Controls/SW integration
  • Provide primary customer interface and technical negotiations regarding product definition, requirements allocation, and product development, including expected behavior of the system
  • Understands customers’ needs and can find common ground to create a saleable product           
  • Lead technical negotiations for customer change requests, including cost and timing impacts of the change
  • Support development of internal product specifications based on customer requirements or market needs
  • Balance system level tradeoffs between power electronics, controls, motor, and mechanical components
  • On-going risk management for the project.
  • Accountable for all Engineering deliverables to Program Management.
  • Propose project resource requirements and mange actual against approved
  • Help monitoring product reliability and warranty.  If issues occur, participate in root cause analysis, and help determine and implement corrective actions.
  • Able to create and direct test programs to ensure system durability and performance acceptance
  • Create product engineering specific timing plans and track and report progress (design, testing, etc.).
  • Follow & support and improve the engineering process for supported products, driving adherence to ASPICE, functional safety, and cyber security standards.
  • Liaise with program management to ensure integration of tasks across organization
  • Communicating changes with Program management which influence cost, timing, and specifications.
  • Communicate project technical status internally and externally to Engineering Management

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with focus on electric drive systems; power electronics and/or motors
  • 10+ Years of automotive industry experience with progressive increases in responsibility
  • 8+ years engineering experience in Systems engineering
  • 5+ Years of experience in propulsion system power electronics, motors, hardware and controls development, integration and execution
  • 3+ years of experience with Polarion or other equivalent tools
  • Wide engineering background with experience in complex systems with mechatronics, electrical machines, power electronics and software
  • Specific experience in to ASPICE, functional safety, and cyber security standards and relevant processes to ensure adherence to industry requirements
  • In-depth understanding of hybrid and electric vehicle operating modes, system dimensioning tradeoffs and packaging constraints
  • Understanding of power electronics and motors characterization and validation requirements and processes
  • Understanding of automotive power electronics controller, SW and functional safety requirements & development
  • Understanding of motor controls & diagnostics for automotive applications
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of how engineering interrelates with other functions in the organization
  • Advanced analytical, technical, and statistical skills (incl root cause analysis and/or 8D problem solving)
  • Knowledge of safety analysis for automotive systems, ISO 26262 Functional Safety, DFMEA, FMEA, FMEDA and FTA analysis
  • Knowledge of ASPICE, JIRA, AGILE
  • Good at coaching people and fostering a team approach
  • Global Experience: works well with multiple regions and multiple cultures
  • Understanding of electrified vehicle system and integration
  • Understanding of electric drivetrain secondary phenomena; NVH characteristics and causes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Some travel (less than 10%) and a flexible work schedule on occasion

Preferred:

  • Experience with developing architecture(s) for automotive power electronics applications
  • Familiarity with electric drives and electric machine controls
  • Familiarity with inverter, dc/dc converter and/or on-board charger topologies
  • Familiarity with development of automotive embedded systems, system simulation and modeling tools (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink),
  • Familiarity with development of on-board diagnostics,
  • Familiarity with design approaches to meet functional safety requirements,
  • Familiarity with structured problem-solving techniques, automotive data buses (e.g., CAN)
  • Familiarity of automotive microprocessors is preferred

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Drive for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Management

Safety

This position will adhere to the Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Safety Policy Manual.  This individual will work in a manner that stresses the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to their immediate supervisor.

Equal Employer Opportunity Statement

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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