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AVTC Vehicle Systems Engineer

Title:  AVTC Vehicle Systems Engineer Date Posted:  09/08/2011
Division:  Energy Systems Date Re-posted:  
Requisition:  318268 ES Salary:  
Employment Category:  Temporary Pay Cycle:  Monthly
Shift:  8:30 - 5:00 Grade:  RD2
Hours:  40  
 
Job Description
  Basic Purpose
  Provide technical leadership and coordination for the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) program at Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other governmental and private-sector sponsors. Oversee the planning and execution of all AVTC mechanical engineering activities such as energy storage system design and integration, structural modifications waivers, and vehicle architecture and course corrections. Establish technology objectives, competition rules and operational and safety procedures and inspections. Evaluate university technical reports and competition deliverables and operate technically rigorous competitive vehicle and student evaluation events for AVTCs.
   
  Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  Considerable
Considerable knowledge of DOE advanced vehicle technology competitions, preferably from personal experience. Considerable knowledge of conventional and hybrid electric vehicles, their components and operation. Considerable practical and theoretical knowledge of vehicle safety and design relating to high voltage and high power electrical systems on production and/or prototype vehicles. Considerable practical and theoretical knowledge of SI and CI engines and conventional, renewable, and alternative fuels.
  Good
Good knowledge of other advanced vehicle technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, advanced combustion engines, and hybrid control systems. Good skill in using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Access, PowerPoint, Unigraphics NX, LabVIEW, and/or Matlab. Good knowledge of vehicle modeling, simulation and analysis, including Well-to-Wheel life cycle analyses. Good skill in leadership, time management and working as a team member. Good skill in oral and written communications, including professional presentations and technical writing. Good skill in interacting with industrial professionals and government officials, including sponsors. Good knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures.
  Other
This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved through advanced formal education at the level of a Masters degree, or beyond, in engineering with at least two years experience working with alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles in a research environment with progressively increasing responsibility.
  Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
Ph.D. and 0-1 year experience/equivalent Master's Degree and 2-3 years of experience/equivalent Bachelor's Degree and 6-8 years experience/equivalent
 
Attached is the appropriate paperwork for a staff term, Grade 705 Vehicle Systems Engineer appointment in the Center for Transportation Research. The selected candidate will provide technical leadership and coordination for the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) program at Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other governmental and private-sector sponsors. The candidate will oversee all mechanical engineering tasks associated with the AVTC program, including collaboration with key sponsors to oversee and execute the energy storage system design and integration activities, CAD and vehicle structural integrity, and vehicle safety and technical inspections. The candidate will also establish technology objectives, competition rules, operation and safety procedures, and operate technically rigorous competitive vehicle and student evaluation events for AVTC?s.
   
 

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