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Fuel Economy Development Engineer in Ypsilanti, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 2/28/2019

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Fuel Economy Development Engineer
Superior Charter Township, MI


Our client is one the largest OEM’s in the world and is looking to add a Fuel Economy Development Engineer. As part of the team, the Fuel Economy Development Engineer for identifying, developing, and integrating fuel economy technologies in our current and next generation Hyundai/Kia vehicles. This position is responsible for project success as part of a project team providing technical support to internal customers in the area of Powertrain/Vehicle R&D.

The Fuel Economy Development Engineer must have hands on instrumentation experience.

Fuel Economy Development Engineer Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar related degree
  • At least 1 year of experience in (1) testing powertrain and vehicles, (2) evaluating performance, emissions, and fuel economy test data, (3) writing and presenting technical reports for other engineers and managements
  • Strong interpersonal and technical problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of internal combustion engines, transmissions, and vehicles
  • Experience with data acquisition and analysis tools such as ETAS/INCA
  • Experience with model-based development tools such as MATLAB/Simulink
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in related Engineering field from an accredited university
  • More than 3 years of experience in (1) testing powertrain and vehicles, (2) evaluating performance, emissions, and fuel economy test data, (3) writing and presenting technical reports for other engineers and managements
  • Experience with Rapid Prototyping process and tools such as Intecrio and E-Hooks
  • Experience with 1-D physical modeling tools such as AVL-Cruise, GT-Drive, and Autonomie

Fuel Economy Development Engineer Description:

  • Establish targets for future fuel economy characteristics through analysis of current and future Hyundai and Kia vehicles as well as competitive vehicles
  • Investigate new technologies, strategies, and methods to attain improved fuel economy in current and future Hyundai and Kia production vehicles while considering system costs, drivability, and performance impacts
  • Analyze competitive data sets and assess future trends in fuel economy related technologies
  • Lead activities for developing and integrating fuel economy related technologies (such as engine, torque converter & transmission, accessories, vehicle coastdown characteristics, as well as control logics and calibrations) to attain targeted vehicle fuel economy and to understand and document impacts/trade-offs to vehicle performance and drivability
  • Understand and coordinate activities with Product Planning, Certification and Regulation teams on impact of proposed fuel economy technologies


Choosing the Hire Road is about shared success, active and committed partnerships and relationships that last.  Hire Road is solely focused on connecting highly skilled professionals with leading organizations. We are a solutions-based, results-oriented staffing company specializing in a wide range of industry specific practices. To put it simply, we recruit, screen and hire talented people for temporary and full-time positions.

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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