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Job titlePrincipal Engineer – Transmission
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary125,000 - 160,000 USD
LocationNorth America
Bonus PackageAnnual discretionry
Job description

Do you want to work for an organisation who value your ideas, and empowers you to make a difference? Do you have first-hand experience of transmission or electrified propulsion design and analysis? Our client is currently looking for someone to join their team as a Principal Engineer Transmission based in Michigan.  


The company 

Our client is on a mission to create the future of powertrains. They work on the full lifecycle from strategic planning to testing of powertrain and electrification technologies. They’ve got a rich history in the automotive space, working with major vehicle OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to optimise their products.   

Working towards a more sustainable future, they are operating in the electrification space to advance the development of new, more sustainable technologies.   

The role 

As Principal Engineer Transmission your focus will be leading the design for transmission systems, driveline systems and electric machines.  You will ensure that the designs meet the requirements set out by internal and external customers. You’ll be a technical expert on automotive transmission design and will apply this knowledge to electric systems to drive the very best in performance.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Providing strong technical leadership to projects and engineers 

  • Leading innovation within the company and generate future research ideas 

  • Reporting to team leaders with regular communication 

  • Developing and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders  

  • Communicating detailed technical design elements to clients and colleagues 

  • Utilising state of the art simulation techniques for design 

  • Analysing processes for continuous improvement 

  • Providing technical support to other departments when required  

  • Work in accordance to processes and safety requirements 

  • Mentoring engineers when required  


The requirements 

You’ll have a minimum of 8 years first-hand experience of transmission or electrified propulsion design and analysis with technical responsibility for a drive unit. Other requirements include: 

  • Degree level educated in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant field  

  • Understanding of the automotive industry standards and regulations 

  • Experience of state-of-the-art transmission analysis and simulation tools 

  • Ability to lead a multidisciplinary team   

  • Able to manage personal workload  

  • High standard of competency in 3D CAD 

  • Expert in Mechanical engineering design and analysis 

  • Experience utilising SMT MASTA/Romax, or FEA software, or Matlab/Simulink 

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong computer literacy skills (including Microsoft Office)  

  • Demonstrate innovative solutions to design challenges 

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) 


Important information 

FMC contact for this role: Stephanie Allen (

Reference number: 9976

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