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Senior Engineer - Homologation

Job Number:  59004
Group:  Magna Steyr
Division:  Magna Steyr USA Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

As an engineering and manufacturing partner, Magna’s Complete Vehicle group helps traditional OEMs and new entrants to bring their automotive visions to life. At Magna, you will work in an innovative, international and dynamic team, always pursuing the goal of delivering high-quality products. We work in a diverse environment with global development opportunities. Together with our employees we constantly strive to create a better world of mobility. Forward. For all.


About the Role

Magna Steyr is looking for a talented team member with experience in vehicle homologation to guide overall vehicle design including systems and components. This would be a passionate individual interested in being involved in developing the next level industry standard for vehicle architecture and production solutions. This position will be responsible to support the engineering team within the design and development activities through the product development phases of concept, production design and engineering, product release, and manufacturing and assembly

Your Responsibilities

Technical Responsibility
Contribute to the Global Technical Area (GTA) strategy and growth by supporting the Lead Engineering roles and the whole engineering team in areas such as:
•    Responsible to define regulation requirements according to intended market and model year
•    Support engineering team with clear interpretation of regulations
•    Responsible to create and execute homologation test matrix, including liaison with customer and test facilities 
•    Support as liaison of communication between engineering and customer for technical advisory on regulations requirements
•    Support documentation preparation for certification and/or guidance to engineering team
•    Support NHTSA forums for regulations assessment and first hand guidance to engineering teams with trend of upcoming regulations
•    Support engineering team to drive decisions based on regulatory requirements
•    Responsible to create roadmap for certification 
•    Support DVP&R creation (complete vehicle, systems, and component level)
•    Responsible to maintain regulation matrix as required upon approval of new regulations (FMVSS, ECE, GB, etc.)
•    Responsible to perform homologation tests and witness with regulatory bodies


Who we are looking for

Project Planning, Target Achievement, Monitoring & Reporting
Employ knowledge and technical experience to support the engineering development of one or more subsystems
•    Support the project team(s) engineering in achieving project objectives, performance and cost requirements, and timing milestones 
•    Lead external support, services and resources supporting the project engineering development 
•    Support work development packages assigned to third parties
•    Support the Technical Manager and contribute to the project resource planning, budget development, and status reporting  
•    Set appropriate actions to meet project requirements to achieve relevant gates/milestones
•    Continuous monitoring of work progress, timing, costs, quality
•    Provide regular reports to the line managers and project committees (CV/Technical meeting/task force meetings/etc.)
•    Identification of necessary training for team members
•    Ensure consistent application of MS / customer processes and standards 
•    Assign work scope to team members

Project Related Interface 
Support and Promote Project and Operations Collaboration 
•    Participate in global development touchpoint and milestone meetings 
•    Collaborate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) to assure production feasibility
•    Collaborate with the design studio to assure product appearance harmony
•    Collaborate with all cross functions to make complex decisions
•    Collaborate with the other project GTAs

Employee Related Tasks
Ensure cooperation with all areas within the engineering and request the required frame conditions
•    Ensure cooperation with project management
•    Ensure cooperation with all other groups within the area
•    Secure knowledge of development tools within the group
•    Maintain training level according to the training plan and required skills
•    Cooperation with all Magna Steyr locations
•    Escalation problems at the earliest time with the appropriate team members

Your preferred qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Must have a positive “can do” attitude
•    Must be flexible and able to course correct paths according to priority alignment
•    Should be team oriented with a focus on striving for the best solutions for the group as a whole
•    5 to 10 years’ relevant experience as homologation specialist
•    Education– Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
•    Familiar with BOM and product development process
•    Experience with worldwide Safety/Impact, Chassis, and Electrical regulations
•    Experience guiding engineering teams towards complete vehicle certification throughout development, and official homologation process
•    Proficient Computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
•    Computer knowledge and skills in CAD and CAE simulation preferred
•    Six Sigma certification preferred
•    Professional Communication skills (written and verbal) 
•    Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer
•    May require local, domestic, and international travel – less than 15% domestic + international

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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