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Ford Motor Company Electrified Powertrain Systems Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Electrified Powertrain Systems Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

Ford Motor Company’s Electrified Powertrain Systems Engineering team is in the exciting and rapidly-advancing area of vehicle electrification. Our organization is growing and is in search of outstanding individuals to help shape the direction our next generation of hybrid and electric powertrains.

Successful applicants will work closely with various electrification departments and cross-functional organizations to develop architecture and requirements for future programs while assessing cutting edge technologies to support the roll out of a best in industry electrified vehicle product portfolio.

At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.


  • Define mechanical and electrical architecture for hybrid electric powertrains.

  • Convert vehicle targets into powertrain system functional requirements for battery, electric motors, transmission, driveline, and engine and gain consensus among affected subsystem owners on controls and hardware compatibility.

  • Convert powertrain operating conditions into requirements for support systems (e. g. cooling system, high voltage and low voltage electrical systems, regenerative brake system, and feature control systems), and gain consensus among affected subsystem owners on controls and hardware compatibility.

  • Assess powertrain system capability to meet requirements, and perform trade-off studies to optimize attribute balance.

  • Analyze behavior of hybrid and electric powertrains in various vehicle use case scenarios.

  • Analyze kinematics of hybrid and electric drivetrains.

  • Analyze mechanical and electric power flow in hybrid and electric powertrains.

  • Lead / support milestone reviews of the system definition, requirements, and capability (assessment against the requirements).

  • Work closely with our Research and global teams to evaluate cost and benefits of new technologies, evaluate their impact on system functions and error states, and define related subsystem requirements to integrate the technologies into the vehicle.

  • Lead implementation of project tasks to meet project timelines.

  • Create written summaries of projects and lead project reviews with affected teams.

  • Develop actions addressing lessons learned from previous programs.

  • Create and publish systems documentation including architecture and functional diagrams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • 2+ years of engineering work experience

  • 1+ years of automotive work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate in Vehicle Electrification

  • 8+ years of engineering work experience

  • Knowledge of hybrid system and subsystem operating principles

  • Knowledge of powertrain controls and calibration

  • Knowledge of automotive powertrain development processes

  • Knowledge of ISO 26262 principles and practice

  • Experience developing hybrid component or system requirements

  • Ability to create and verify mathematical models using commonly-available modeling software

  • Skilled in clearly and concisely communicating technical information in both verbal and written form

  • Demonstrated technical experience in systems engineering for powertrain

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we’re Built Ford Tough. We’re one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

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Product Development


EPE(Electrified Powetrain Engineering)