Tenneco System Architectural Analysis Engineer in Grass Lake, Michigan

System Architectural Analysis Engineer

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Job Description


This is a key engineering role, supporting the development of the System Engineering process, culture, competency and discipline within Tenneco’s Clean Air division. The ideal candidate is an experienced engineer with a deep understanding of applying system engineering principles and possesses, significant technical depth and experience with clean air technologies. In addition, the candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong influencing capabilities and proven track record of working within matrix organization.

The System Architecture and Analysis Engineer will be expected to foster collaboration with Tenneco’s commercial and program teams as well as the development teams who will be executing Tenneco’s product development process for advanced and production programs.


  • Supporting new and approved Tenneco development programs through:

  • Establishing system level architecture based on the requirements, best cost, Tenneco technical capabilities, etc. for all Tenneco Clean Air products.

  • Negotiating / communicating the architecture to the development engineering team that will facilitate the design work

  • Performing system architecture trade off analysis in order to define the best approach for Tenneco.

  • Cascading the technical approach for a program to the engineering design & development teams.

  • Performing trade-off analysis calculations using programs like AMESim, GT Power, etc.

  • Developing system level modeling capability within Tenneco to support architecture definition and trade-off analysis work.

  • Supporting the development of overall project timelines and adherence to the timelines.

  • Supporting the commercial teams (from a system technical standpoint) during quoting phases for new programs.

  • Developing and maintaining System Engineering processes and methodologies within NACA

  • Supporting the establishment of relationships with key partners and vendors to supplement Tenneco internal System Engineering capabilities

  • Attending training sessions, seminars, and conferences to expand job knowledge and skills and network with professional colleagues, suppliers, and customers

Additional Duties:

  • Support the creation of the systems engineering function within the Clean Air organization.

  • Work with Tenneco IT and other groups to develop and deploy new global collaboration SE tools and processes.

  • Provide leadership to help establish and define best in class architecture designs for light duty and commercial vehicle aftertreatment.

Required Skills

Minimum Job Qualifications:

General skills:

  • BS or MS in Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience developing complex systems for acoustics, aftertreatment, powertrain and/or related technologies.

  • Self-directed with excellent written and oral communication skills

Specific skills:

  • Strong understanding of System Integration and System Engineering principles

  • Excellent knowledge of CI and SI engine aftertreatment and exhaust systems, specifically dealing with criteria pollutants (e.g., PM and NOx) and GHGs.

  • Excellent knowledge related to achieving acoustic performance targets and tuning code designs.

  • Strong fundamentals in diesel and gasoline engine operation

  • Knowledge in the field of automotive sensors and actuators

  • Strong understanding of component, system and vehicle testing methodologies

  • Working knowledge of emissions regulatory understanding – CARB, EU-OBD, EPA-OBD

  • Experience with modern development, modeling and CAE tools, i.e. Matlab/Simulink, GT Power, AMESim, Modelica

  • Familiar with DFMEA, DVP&R and design for reliability

  • Knowledge of DFSS, Lean and Six Sigma principles and methodologies

  • Knowledge of requirements management tools like DOORS and/or PTC Integrity

Job Location

Grass Lake, Michigan, United States

Position Type


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