Principal Systems Simulation Engineer

Volvo Group Hagerstown , MD 21746

Posted 1 week ago

This position is in our Simulation and Analysis Engineering Team within Powertrain Engineering. The successful candidate will support a mixed software/simulation environment in support of new product development projects and maintenance/quality projects, including the use of 1-D (GT-Power/GT-Suite) and Matlab/Simulink based simulations of heavy duty diesel engine and exhaust after-treatment systems. Focus is on simulation and data analysis to provide complete results quickly to support project decisions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Works within Simulation and Analysis to provide data analysis, simulation tools and virtual testing for a variety of projects.

  • Interfaces with engine development projects to provide simulations of engine and after-treatment components and systems.

  • Interfaces with the Maintenance organization to provide simulations to improve product quality.

  • Interfaces with Application Engineering to implement improved models, new features, and hardware changes into the production software/simulation environment.

  • Performs data analysis and/or analytical calculations or simulations in support of test and design.

  • Make decisions or provides supporting analysis on type of testing, arranges for and conducts tests in the laboratory and/or field, and feature analysis for setting project targets and requirements.

  • Issues written and oral reports.

  • International travel may be required.

  • Perform other routine engineering duties as assigned.


  • Teamwork: Building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes.

  • Customer Focus: Understanding and meeting the needs of customers and addressing the interests and concerns of all organization stakeholders

  • Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities and assignments.

  • Ownership / Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs and results.

  • Analytical Skills:
    Recognizing patterns in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action

  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on.

  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles or resistance.

  • Quality Advocate: Championing the quality process by reinforcing the organization's vision, quality values, and quality processes and by fostering the continuous improvement of all operational and business practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Computer), Computer Science or similar technical field required.

  • Master's degree in technical field strongly preferred

  • 7-10 years of related experience, preferably in automotive industry

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Simulation in GT- Suite (or other 1D Engine Simulation)

  • Matlab and Simulink programming

  • Experience with .NET, TFS, Microsoft Visual Studio, C/C++, and Microsoft Office tools

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