General Motors Performance and Racing Engine Component DRE - GPS0003784 in Pontiac, Michigan

Role Summary

As the GPS Performance and Racing Engine Component Design and Release Engineer you’ll be responsible for leading product development and integration activities. This position will specifically be developing and releasing performance and racing propulsion system components including but not limited to complete engines, blocks, heads, intake manifolds, oil and water pumps and covers. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing designers and making all design and release decisions. As the successful candidate you will also work closely with race teams, project leaders and internal and external manufacturing to make components and ensure quality. You will also be expected to support external race teams with their current development areas, including electrical system, driveline, and mass reduction efforts for vehicle integration. Ongoing developments with external partners evolve regularly and candidate must be adaptable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilize engineering tools and processes to successfully develop components and systems for vehicle programs
  • Effectively achieve program milestones by thorough and rigorous program management
  • Coach and lead suppliers to timely execution of program deliverables with excellence
  • Responsible for design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems
  • Performs engineering design evaluations
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field
  • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Must be willing and able to perform other duties based on skills and qualifications
  • Work under general supervision

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in design and release of cast engine components with experience in racing and performance engine component design preferred.
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of design
  • Must be willing and able to create and present information to leadership, colleagues, and customers in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
  • General interest and ability in integration and system understanding
  • Intermediate level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult
  • Intermediate interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with engineering operations, processes, and best practices
  • Familiarity with CAD and CAE, including standard analysis methods and capabilities
  • Basic understanding of Specification and Release terms and systems
  • Strong understanding of performance engines and their components
  • Ability to travel in the US monthly to attend key partner and sanctioning body meetings and events.
  • Attend sanctioned race events as required – potentially 15-25% of race weekends (6-9 events) throughout the United States.

Education and Training

  • BSME or BMEE Required
  • DFSS Black Belt