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Vehicle and Powertrain Simulation Manager - Thermo-fluid and System Analysis



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Vehicle and Powertrain Simulation Manager is a position within the Advanced Technologies organization at the PACCAR Technical Center. This position will manage a team conducting computational simulations on efficiency, performance, and thermos-fluids topics in supporting development of PACCAR products. Responsibilities include leading efforts in advanced modeling and analysis methods development, model correlation and validation to improve fidelity and performance, supporting requirements set up and providing design guidance. The position will engage with other divisions (Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF and others) as well as external organizations in collaborative activities.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead vehicle and powertrain simulation activities related with performance, efficiency, and thermo-fluids in multiple product development programs.
  • Manage efforts in guiding requirement development, component selection as well as design iterations.
  • Oversee validation and improvement of model fidelity as well as analysis process.
  • Develop and retain talents in engineering disciplines by coaching and counseling the team members.
  • Be a bridge between the team and the senior management for clear communication and performance management.
  • Manage department budget.

Qualifications & Skills

  • 7+ years of automotive industry related experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with analysis (1-D and/or 3-D CFD) for vehicle and powertrain systems.
  • 2+ years of experience in managerial and/or supervisory role.
  • Solid thermodynamics background, particularly on energy storage, transfer, and recovery.
  • Excellent fundamentals in conventional diesel and e-powertrain technologies, including batteries and electric machines.
  • Good understanding of design optimization, edge case identification.
  • Excellent documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated for challenges and innovation

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Program management experience.
  • Component / System design or concept development experience.


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

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!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc. through innovative product development and testing.

Additional Job Board Information

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

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 time

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 programs

Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

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 the Vehicle and Powertrain Simulation Manager – Thermo-fluid and System Analysis is $110,600 - $173,000 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

Employee Referral

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer.