Powertrain System Engineer

About Desten Group

DESTEN was founded in 2015 to change the global energy landscape; supporting green renewable energy integration in the fields of energy storage, electric vehicles and charging technologies.

DESTEN’s holding company, DESTEN International Inc., a US based corporation, is in the process of establishing a new US Headquarters, with operational competency moving shifting westward to both Dubai in the UAE, and the US. DESTEN is comprised of an energetic and international team, focused on business development, technology integration and corporate management.

DESTEN’s custom-tailored battery chemistries have solved many of the critical battery market challenges. DESTEN’s proprietary battery Formulations significantly outperforms in power density, charge rate, lifecycle, thermal stability, and breadth of application in a wide range of operating temperatures. Further, DESTEN batteries have been tested and certified by several independent and trusted institutions. DESTEN is well positioned to be the market leader for energy storage and energy transfer providing an end to end solution.

Job Description:

  • Required to keep the CIO appraised of all project deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Lead the requirements definition and tracking for Electric Powertrain Components
  • Work on several aspects of component and system level testing, including instrumentation, test fixtures and setup, procedures, and reporting for Powertrain.
  • Support component- and system-level simulations, typically using Simulink
  • Support development of 2D, 3D, and analytical models
  • Assist with fabricating prototype test setups and hardware-in-the-loop testers to integrate new subsystems with simulated and actual vehicle components
  • Assist with electromagnetics, mechanical, and/or thermal design aspect of various components in the E-Axle, including the e-motor, gearbox, differential, axle structure, thermal system components, etc.
  • Perform vehicle, system and component level validation testing for Powertrain (in lab environment)
  • Able to work cross-functionally with all disciplines involved in specifying and engineering Powertrain equipment
  • Record and analyze test data using statistical, analytical, and other state of the art techniques. In a professional manner, researches alternatives, and implement solutions to meet design objectives. Correlate Analysis Lead Design to testing results. Prepare technical summaries.
  • Uses experience and engineering principles to develop and specify test procedures and equipment necessary to conduct performance and system development testing on Desten engines and transmissions.
  • Other activities include but not limited too.  
    • Supervision of Prototype Builds
    • Worst Case Analysis 
    • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.
    • Design and Production Validation Testing.
    • Knowledge and expertise in BMS types of latest Microprocessor software and hardware. 
    • Embedded Test Software Specification, Life Testing and Reliability Calculations. 

Individual Requirements:

  • M.S. in EE/ME, Automotive Engineering, with a specialty working on electric powertrain systems or components, plus 3+ years of industry experience working with electro-mechanical systems, OR
  • Ph.D. in EE, ME, MET, Automotive Engineering, with a specialty working on electric powertrain systems or components
  • Strong foundation of electrified powertrain concepts (motor, inverter, gearbox, and battery systems), emerging trends, and overall system interaction
  • Fundamental understanding of electric powertrains and their testing and validation
  • Experience in testing or developing of electric axles and drivetrains
  • Experience with the design, construction, implementation, and validation of electric powertrain test equipment
  • The ability to work effectively in a cross functional group setting
  • The ability to work independently
  • A thorough knowledge of automotive CAN communication, including the ability to create .DBC or CAN database files
  • Experience safely working with high voltage
  • Strong communication, multitasking, & interpersonal skills, both in presentation & technical writing
  • Willingness to travel as needed to project sites (Mainland China and Europe, USA and Middle East)