Jacobs Electrical Vehicle Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Electrical Vehicle Engineer


Position will run through 28-February-2019 with possibility of extension.

  • Perform electrified vehicle evaluation with various driving conditions to confirm suitability for US market.

  • Support US Market investigation of possible field issues by analyzing control data, proposing countermeasures and confirming side effects.

  • Perform competitor benchmark investigation of electrified vehicle to research powertrain system control potential and innovation ideas

  • Develop new procedures and tools for testing and analyzing data

  • Research automotive market to identify trends

  • Create technical reports and presentations


  • Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET Accredited University

  • 1-3 years’ experience with vehicle powertrain development preferred.

  • Experience in document investigation and evaluation results in an engineering technical report format.

  • Basic understanding of vehicle powertrain systems and components

  • Proficient in Matlab and Excel macros

  • Knowledge of C language

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Willingness to work in a hands-on environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent driving record, must have a valid state drivers’ license.

  • Willing to travel within the US

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting:Lifting of fixtures and test articles, up to 50 lbs. 30%

  • Climbing: NA

  • Crawling: NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing):Will be wearing various PPE as required by the task, including safety glasses, gloves, hardened-toe shoes, and long pants, 100%

  • Unusual physical requirements:Operation of overhead cranes, vehicle hoists, performing LOTO, operation a walk behind PMHV 30% of time. Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%). Job requires manual labor

  • High noise level: High Noise level from pneumatic tools 10%

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Work performed is inside 95% of time. Outside-5%. Driving-15%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Must be able to work in cold & hot environmental chambers/conditions for testing purposes as needed (-40C to 60C) 25%

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: NA

  • Travel/transportation requirements: Travel within the US, 5%

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Office equipment used desktop computers and printers 50%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?:Use of Walk Behind vehicle movers, low lifts and operation 20%

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Work will involve use of electrical test tools and hand tools 50%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday with possible overtime

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift 7:00am – 3:30pm

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical

  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)

  • Must take and pass pre-employment Drug Screen, background check, PMHV physical, and Health performance evaluation.

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Michigan-Ann Arbor

Req ID: PFO00015W