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Powertrain Project Manager

Powertrain Project Manager
by Admin on 11-30-2022 at 1:37 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for a Powertrain Project Manager. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

Main mission:

On the perimeter Project Cost management on Core and Integration programs for Propulsion Engineering:

  • The Program Costs Control Analyst is responsible for a Program perimeter and Projects linked, he/she provides to the Project the best lighting of the Program and Projects Costs (cash expenses), organizes economic convergence to targets on his perimeter and request arbitrations if needed.

Main activities:

On Project perimeter, manage the development cost (expenses ER&D and investment) of the project.

  • To ensure the consistency between the Project scope and Targets.
  • To build and update Forecasts for development costs.
  • To ensure monthly monitoring.
  • To identify gaps between planned and actual.
  • To analyze causes of the gaps.
  • When necessary, collect information from the PRS Team & Functions and develop recovery plans related to development cost  to achieve the budget objectives.
  • To  verify  the  overcoming  of  project  milestones  &  gate  review  according  to Product & Process Development Plan.
  • Give the status of the project when needed ( project review, milestone…).
  • To  collect,  together  with  Project,  all  Lesson  Learned  related  to development cost issues.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration from an ABET accredited University or equivalent.
  • Data Analysis and Consolidation: Construction of Analysis tools and reporting to manage the perimeter and provide accurate analysis.
  • 2+ years of experience with Engineering Innovation programs ER&D roll-up process- SAP System.
  • Highly motivated cross functional team player with strong problem-solving skills Strong sense of urgency and dedication to customer experience.
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge in G Suites (Sheets) and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point).
  • Skills in expenses and investment management on industrial perimeter.
  • Automotive knowledge : ICE powertrain, ePowertrain, battery.
  • Knowledge in SAP system.

How You Will Be Successful:

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

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). 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.

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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At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

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 demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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