General Motors Design Release Engineer - Power Signal Distribution Systems/Wiring - ENG0032621 in Warren, Michigan

The Power and Signal Distribution Systems (PSDS) Engineer is a key position responsible for designing and implementing the entire power and signal distribution system for vehicle programs. It is an electrical engineering position within the Product Development Team. This opportunity will require the employee to interface with colleagues around the world, as well as, to lead a team of engineers. The position entails working closely with vehicle program teams, other Product Development engineering groups such as interiors and body/white, chassis, validation, program team, purchasing, marketing, and manufacturing.

  • Provides program specific requirements for sourcing process
  • Provides technical background in PSDS supplier technical reviews
  • Creates initial harness parts list and complexity studies
  • Maintains consistency of effort for the program - knows the PSDS Statement of Requirements, program, timing, issues, plan etc. and manages details when changes are required
  • Manages efforts of the supplier within the engineering factory
  • Identifies and schedules training needs accordingly with EGM approval
  • Participates in interface tradeoffs and resolves integration issues
  • Manages the cost, quality, mass, etc. for the power and signal distribution system including content and program changes
  • Supports Pre-Production build events including both physical and virtual builds
  • Ensures that the design, development, and electrical release of the Wiring System are integrated within the vehicle architecture with quality
  • Conducts Product Development Team meetings to ensure deliverables and timing are met
  • Leads benchmarking analysis to support innovation, tradeoff or cost /benefit analysis
  • Leads Peer and Wire Harness Assessment reviews
  • Provides assembly plant launch and remediation support
  • Generates technical solutions for current, new and major programs with engineers
  • Provides technical leadership for advanced technology development
  • Performs complex design analysis
  • Develops engineering designs (including subsystems)
  • Implements engineering changes
  • Specifies and balances system requirements
  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs
  • Releases parts and subsystems for production
  • Communicates, coordinates, and consults with engineering departments and customers
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products
  • Travels as required
  • Interface between BFO and DRE on design direction
  • Leads discussion with program teams on design and execution, i.e. Vapir, VCIT
  • Provides complexity reduction ideas as a direct interface with marketing

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Basic Requirements

  • Candidate should have one of the following engineering degrees: BSE, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Materials Engineering
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in Power Signal or Wire harness packaging
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required
  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals
  • Specific knowledge of engineering discipline (e.g. mechanics, physics, metallurgy, manufacturing methods, electronics, software, control systems) within job-related area
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • Knowledge of engineering software and systems as it pertains to job-related area
  • Four or more years’ experience in job-related area