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Aerodynamics Engineering Lead

Aerodynamics Engineering Lead

Job ID 
2017-23347
# of Positions 
1
Internal Title 
Technical Specialist, Sr. Technical Specialist
Position Type 
Regular Employee
Category 
Product Development - PD
Location 
US-IL-Lisle
Travel 
Up To 25%
Relocation Offered 
Yes
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Overview

The Aerodynamics Engineering Lead is responsible for initiating and delivering industry leading research and product development in commercial vehicle aerodynamics and thermal engineering.

 

The Aerodynamics Engineering Lead will be responsible for aerodynamic tool development, execution and correlation including wind tunnel, on-road (coast down, constant speed), and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results. Working under the direction of the Aerodynamics Chief Engineer and close interaction with Fuel Economy, CFD simulation and Body/Industrial Design staff.  

 

The Aerodynamics Engineering Lead will perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to the following: 

  • Planning and execution (with support of aero and testing staff) of wind tunnel and coast down or constant speed tests
  • Planning and execution of new product development to delivery to regulatory and competitive market requirements
  • Development of the testing tools to support GHG Phase II product requirements (develop/refine procedures, define instrumentation specs, develop Navistar aero development process including correlation and recommendation of best measurement/simulation technique)
  • Review and provide recommendations for aero CFD simulations (supported and executed by simulation staff), advancing the state-of-the-art in aerodynamic and thermal engineering as well as developing the capabilities of less experienced members of the organization

Position Purpose and Requirements

Oversees overall support functions for Product Development Engineering. Responsible for leading the processes, problem solving and implementing solutions to the complex and high risk engineering issues. Influences technical and regulatory standards bodies. Provides proactive strategy around identified opportunities. Serves as a critical asset in helping senior management articulate financial and technical strategy.  Serves as a critical asset in helping Corporation influence the engineering strategy of key partners.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 8 years experience in product design/development or new technologies
  • At least 2 years experience leading new technologies or specialized technologies

OR

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 6 years experience in product design/development or new technologies
  • At least 2 years experience leading new technologies or specialized technologies

OR

  • PhD in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • At least 4 years experience in product design/development or new technologies
  • At least 2 years experience leading new technologies or specialized technologies

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)
  • 5  Years of Aerodynamic experience on Ground Vehicle Development (including previous practical experience with experimental methods like wind tunnel and aerodynamics road tests for ground vehicles – coast down & constant speed techniques and data analysis
  • Ability to travel up to 25% for up to 7 days at a time
  • Knowledge of transient Computation Fluid Dynamics applied to external aerodynamics and aerothermal
Desired Skills:
  • MS Aerodynamics, Aerospace Engineering or Equivalent Preferred
  • Previous experience with commercial vehicles and line haul trucking aerodynamics development
  • Familiar with automotive dynamics and road load measurement and calculation
  • Knowledge of Ground Vehicle Cooling Systems Preferred
  • Familiarity with scripting to automate commercial codes (Matlab preferred)
  • Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, often managing conflicting goals and ambiguity comfortably
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to communicate complex technical matters to broad audiences
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity natural of engineering product development environment
  • Experience with governmental regulations concerning fuel economy and ground vehicle transportation
  • Significant experience leading and developing other engineers and technicians (direct or indirect reports)

Competencies:

  • Timely Decision Making
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Perseverance
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Management

Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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