Fuel Cell System Engineer

Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Lead / support Global Product Development milestone reviews of the system definition, requirements, and capability
  • Identify and specify the fundamental specifications for new design projects, pre-calculations of new designs, and product cards for the following design stages, taking into account function, costs, timing, weight, and packaging
  • Define the powertrain architecture and cascade system targets to meet vehicle attributes
  • Create and show system trade-off analyses to get management’s guidance
  • Assist and collaborate with the Design, Project, and Program partners to make sure the FCEV Powertrain System is completed on schedule and on budget
  • Lead definition, development, sizing, requirements of fuel cell electric powertrain systems to meet program targets
  • Produce systems documentation including architecture and functional diagrams
  • To ensure a thorough grasp of how a component will be manufactured, define jigs and tooling, define costs, and make an implementation plan accessible, plan the process, detail planning costs, and implement timing for released CAD drawings
  • Capture lessons learned from previous programs and implement these actions in upcoming programs
  • Review and update power-pack sizing and trade-off studies for optimal attribute/cost balance.


  • Able to communicate (written and verbally) in English and German,
  • Strong knowledge and experience with automotive design and engineering processes gained at either a Tier 1 automotive supplier or an automotive OEM
  • A technical degree in Automotive Engineering or related area
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in program planning, program management, powertrain component, or systems design
  • Project management experience with experience of taking a project from concept to SOP
  • Able to concisely communicate technical knowledge in executive reviews
  • Excellent teamwork and partnership abilities; self-driven; eager to accept responsibility and produce results with little oversight
  • Expertise in production processes, materials, and technical documentation (design, layout, drawing, dimensioning, and tolerances)
  • Capability to develop design targets and performance metrics for fuel cell systems
  • Capability to develop systems requirements for fuel cell applications (e.g. Range-Extenders) • Strong in regulatory requirements
  • Strong knowledge in vehicle control system architecture
  • Strong fundamentals in fuel cell working principles
  • Knowledge on state of the art fuel cell electrical components (Fuel cell stacks, Air handling, Battery, E-Motor, Inverter, Charger).

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    Rafe Petitt
    Consultant - E-Mobility

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