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BEV Powertrain Systems Engineer

at Ford Motor Company

Posted: 7/11/2019
Job Reference #: 440512
Keywords: architecture

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Job Title
BEV Powertrain Systems Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Description:

Ford Product Development is utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that will delight our customers. Our employees are laser-focused on bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life.  From autonomy and electrification, to smart mobility technologies, our Product Development teams around the world are working together with excitement to make smart vehicles for a smart world.

Ford Motor Company’s BEV Powertrain Engineering team is in the exciting and rapidly-advancing area vehicle electrification. Our organization is growing and is in search of outstanding individuals to help shape the direction our next generation of hybrid and electric powertrains. Successful applicants will work closely with various electrification departments to lead the development of architecture and requirements for a forthcoming products while assessing cutting edge technologies to support the roll out of a best in industry electrified vehicle product portfolio.



  • Lead definition, development, sizing, requirements of next generation electric powertrain systems

  • Lead power-pack sizing and trade-off studies for optimal attribute/cost balance

  • Lead definition of powertrain architecture and cascade system targets to meet vehicle attributes

  • Lead / support GPDS milestone reviews of the system definition, requirements, and capability (assessment against the requirements)

  • Perform performance analysis utilizing MoSuite.

  • Analyze and consult on range/efficiency analysis utilizing CVSP.

  • Develop tools where necessary to support the above responsibilities.

  • Benchmark competitors in the BEV space to help guide Ford Motor Company towards and optimized powertrain solution.

  • Develop robustness and failure mode analyses for new technologies

  • Develop and present system trade-off studies to solicit direction from management

  • Work closely with transmission, motor, inverter, battery, brake and controls engineers, team leaders / technical experts and vehicle program to define a system meeting the requirements in the presence of noise

  • Develop actions addressing lessons learned from previous programs

  • Produce systems documentation including architecture and functional diagrams

Basic Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Engineering or related field

  • 2+ years experience with Automotive Engineering concepts and processes

  • 2+ years demonstrated experience working with cross functional teams and driving product development issues to resolution

  • 2+ years experience communicating technical information concisely in executive reviews

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in systems engineering role

  • Understanding of BEV powertrain system functionality and attributes and at subsystem and vehicle levels

  • Knowledge of working globally across cultural and organizational borders to achieve one goal and meet targets highly preferred

  • Passion for the development and advancement of hybrid and electrified vehicle technology

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver results with minimal supervision

  • Knowledge of advanced and forward model development process

  • Knowledge of powertrain controls and calibration

  • Knowledge of powertrain testing tools, analytical and CAE tools and performance modeling

  • Knowledge of program planning, program management, powertrain component, or systems design

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills - ability to organize multiple inputs into succinct summary and manageable discussion

  • Knowledge of project life cycle management from R&D to Production

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

This position may be open to sponsorship.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse

workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Ford Motor Company

Product Development

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Product Development

EPE(Electrified Powetrain Engineering)