Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time, but the general expectation is that the employee will be onsite 3 days each week.
We are looking for a highly qualified Lead Controls Specialist to shape and influence the evolution of Battery Control Systems products on our progressive Vehicle Mechatronics Embedded Controls (VMEC) team within the Software Defined Vehicle group (SDV). Battery Control Systems covers a broad spectrum of core functionality relating to energy storage, generation, and power management across our entire vehicle portfolio at General Motors.
We are looking for someone who understands the value of holistic solutions across engineering domains and has a passion for leading teams.
What You'll Do:
Develop and Evolve Our Battery Control Systems Strategy:
Provide technical direction and leadership in all phases of controls development within the high voltage and low voltage domains, from discovery and planning through implementation and delivery
Guide the design and development of both existing and future products, as well as pinpoint strategic areas of improvement and innovation
Lead strategic product initiatives aligned with business needs and the competitive landscape
Oversee daily operations and implementation of advanced projects and products through collaboration with senior leaders, technical specialists, and key stakeholders
Provide leadership on large implementation projects as a cross-functional team lead, technical project manager, and/or consultant
Serve as single point contact for the communication of project status to leadership and escalate issues/roadblocks within the organization as necessary
Interface with product release teams, other technical specialists, and suppliers to develop optimal design solutions that meet requirements and business needs
Proactively identify warranty and performance improvement opportunities
Lead analysis and support resolution of critical vehicle, plant, or customer issues
Develop holistic controls strategies and architectures across high voltage and low voltage domains
Lead Technology Growth & Innovation:
Seek out, evaluate, and share state of the art tools, methods, battery control systems-related architectures and technologies to proactively deploy strategies and maximize opportunities
Maintain a benchmark of industry trends, provide knowledge sharing of emerging and competitive technologies
Provide influence and consultation into the early stages of battery systems related projects executed in other organizations such as R&D and Advanced Technology Work (ATW).
Work with external teams such as R&D, prognostics, big data analytics, manufacturing, and service to develop holistic high voltage and low voltage solutions expanding beyond embedded controls
Represent GM for external collaborations and conferences
Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
10+ years of automotive engineering experience related to embedded controls, requirements development, and/or systems engineering
3+ year of battery systems management experience (developing next-gen electrical power generation, distribution, management, and/or storage systems in automotive applications)
Exceptional collaboration and teamwork; demonstrated ability of leading cross-functional teams and influencing without direct authority
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with all levels of stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results
Experience taking complex designs and systems from concept to production
Ability to create, expand upon, communicate, and execute organization's advanced product roadmap and vision
Ability to develop consensus on best practices and validity of technical solutions
Proven organizational agility, influencing across hierarchies and driving change to achieve business results
Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt quickly to new domains and technologies
What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)
Advanced degree in engineering or related field (Masters, PhD)
Record of innovation in systems, subsystems, or feature design: patents, awards, or publications
Experience with safety critical designs
Working knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework and Lean Portfolio Management
Experience executing projects within multiple phases of product development lifecycle
Experience with design of on-board diagnostics, prognostics, and big data analytics
Experience developing high voltage and low voltage controls related to power generation, conversion, storage, and distribution
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