Advanced Engineering Lab. (AEL) is an engineering group at HATCI that focuses on advanced technology research and development that can be applied to current/future production vehicles and future mobility. AEL covers a wide range of areas from the development of new vehicle concepts to CAE and vehicle energy analysis and management.
HATCI is currently seeking an Engineering Manager - EV Battery System Research and Development (BSD) for our Superior Township, MI facility (near Ann Arbor). The BSD is an Engineering Department within AEL, which was recently established to undertake projects related to EV high voltage Battery system research and development. This position reports to Senior Manager of BSD.
Establish and build department's resources, capabilities, and a project portfolio for production vehicle and new technology development.
Understand and follow group's business model, strategic direction, purpose, and mission and continually communicate them with direct reports.
Set up department's goals and objectives aligned with group's direction, and drive execution, engagement, and results to accomplish them.
Develop and manage department's plan, strategy, and budget allocation & usage.
Assign tasks and evaluate performance of direct reports.
Work with the Director and Senior Manager to participate in group's resource planning, goal setting, and technology road map creation.
Facilitate inter-team collaboration and knowledge sharing through transparent communication.
Produce and deliver executive presentations on key project milestones and achievements.
Remain current with new technology and competitive products as a means to drive innovation.
Provide technical guidance and support for EV battery system related concerns for both pre-production and post-production issues.
Lead and oversee engineering projects related to:
Development or identification of new technologies, strategies, and methods for high voltage battery system of current and future Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis production hybrid and battery electric vehicles
Support of North American electric vehicle plant including localized production parts verification and technical support
Local response to EV quality issues in NA such as quality data acquisition, root cause analysis, improvement verification
Feasibility analysis of new battery system technologies through simulation, lab tests, and on-road evaluations
Introduction of selected battery technologies to current or next gen productions through active communications with Korean R&D Headquarter production programs.
Research activities with external partners including national labs, universities, and tech suppliers.
Investigation of industry trend in the area through benchmarking competitors' systems & vehicles, application of the information to development directions and performance target settings
Industry trend investigation, publication of technical papers and reports internally/externally.
Travel both domestically and internationally (up to 20%)
What We Offer:
Zero-dollar employee premiums on Medical, dental, and vision for you and your family
100% employer-paid disability and Life insurance
Generous paid Time Off including vacation, sick, and abundant holidays
A Global Environment that fosters diversity
Retirement savings and planning benefits
Flexible work hours, and hybrid work schedule options
Access to Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or other related fields
6+ years of automotive engineering experience
2+ years of people & project management experience (as an engineering manager)
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and leadership & people management skills
Demonstrated ability to work collegially with others with the highest standards of integrity.
Strong working knowledge and experience in xEV components, principles, operation, and vehicle electrification technology
Proven track record of engineering projects related to testing or simulation of xEVs and their systems & components such as batteries, and/or charging systems.
Must be able to work with many different departments within HATCI and with its affiliates (e.g., Korea R&D Center, Hyundai Motor North America, Kia US, etc.) with a demonstrated ability to create relationships and facilitate work across company functions.
Knowledge in vehicle or vehicle component test procedures
Good written communication and interpersonal skills
Valid Driver's License with satisfactory driving record
Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai and KIA must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor
M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related fields
Experience with energy storage system and/or thermal management system development including test equipment, test processes, and system design processes.
Experience with organization building and growth.
Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an equal opportunity employer commited 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, other protected veteran status, and any other protected class under law.