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Advanced Vehicle and Powertrain CAE Engineer Job



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Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Requisition Summary


This position is located within the Advanced Technologies organization at the PACCAR Technical Center with focus on modeling heavy duty and medium duty electric trucks and powertrains. The person is required to perform computational analyses, primarily with 1-D software and MATLAB/Simulink. Responsibilities include model development, validation and application, leading & guiding discussions with suppliers concerning requirements and design details to meet performance target. The person will engage with other divisions (Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF) as well as external organizations in collaborative activities.

Company Information


PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.
Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Use CAE tools to develop / improve energy management solutions for HD and MD trucks with electrified powertrains 
  • Lead and guide requirement development, component selection as well as design details for vehicle electrification with use case and driving cycle analyses
  • Develop plant models for Model In the loop (MIL) to Hardware In the loop (HIL) and support controls development
  • Validation and improvement of model fidelity as well as analysis process by managing correlations with suppliers’ data and on-site tests
  • Execute design optimizations using computational tools
  • Report and communicate results to team and stakeholders




  • 2+ years of experience with 1-D system modeling (e.g., GT-Suite), particularly for powertrain and vehicle systems
  • Solid thermodynamics background, particularly on energy storage, exchange and recovery
  • Fundamentals in e-powertrain technologies
  • Good understanding of design optimization, edge case identification
  • Excellent documentation, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated for challenges and innovation




  • Proficiency with MATLAB coding and/or other programming languages
  • Solid background on battery technologies
  • Experience with co-simulations including controls



B.S. or graduate degree (preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar fields

Paccar Benefits


As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • Competitive salary and 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – Minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education 
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for Advanced Vehicle and Powertrain CAE Engineer is $93,000 - $145,500 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This role is also eligible for a holiday gift. 

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