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Design Engineer Packaging – Catia (BIW, Powertrain, Chassis)

Design Engineer Packaging – Catia (BIW, Powertrain, Chassis)
by Admin on 04-17-2023 at 2:20 pm

  • Full Time
  • Troy, MI
  • Applications have closed

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Troy, MI is looking for three Design Engineers focused in any of the following fields: Body & Interior / Powertrain / Chassis . These are Contract positions.

The Design/Package Engineer will help develop & guide development of components including their interfaces across all vehicle systems. The Engineer has a critical role in leading the team that is working to engineer all parts, assemblies and Attributes ensuring Feasibility of Interfaces, manufacturing and assimilability on our vehicles. The Design/Package Engineer will be responsible for the total vehicle integration of all attribute requirements and feasibility at the vehicle level. This candidate will lead the team to identify and resolve integration and design issues as the vehicle is developed. He/she will lead cross-functional Integration team meetings, working with all product development teams including systems and components, packaging, manufacturing, and service to ensure the technical targets are set, solutions are optimized for all stages of the vehicle’s life, and validation is executed.

The candidate will manage the Vehicle Technical Specifications, Functional Vehicle Targets, and manage the subsequent cascade of technical requirements to the systems and components.  This individual will manage the development of Strategic and specific Vehicle level Targets and the subsequent evaluation of the Functional Requirements against the Vehicle Features for their system(s) at each required gate in the development process where risks and priorities will be highlighted.

The candidate will have the responsibility to give guidance and constraints to Development Engineers and the organization as the product plan matures.  Expected responsibilities and functions include Benchmarking, Vehicle Performance, Weight Management, Durability & Reliability, Human Machine Interface, Development, and others to complete the full complement of vehicle attributes.  Departments and responsibilities will mature with time.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with Vehicle development capability.
  • Excellent communication Team building and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent Catia skills.
  • Direct development or package experience in Body and/or Interior systems, or Chassis or Powertrain.
  • Ability to lead teams and meetings through technical tradeoffs and optimized solutions with attention to detail.
  • Broad vehicle technical and vehicle development process knowledge including how to set technical targets, work with teams to determine feasibility (virtually and physically) and validate with statistical confidence.
  • Functional experience with NHTSA/FMVSS, CARB, EPA requirements.
  • Ability and Desire work in a fun and fast paced environment.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI).

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit .

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Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrates a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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