Technical Leader - High Voltage Battery Systems

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US


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Job Number: 10299

External Description: At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.
The Electrified Systems Engineering (ESE) organization is responsible for delivering the best fuel economy and refined Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric vehicles in every segment in which we contend. We strive to consistently provide the best customer vehicle value and profitability while delivering performance, durability, and fuel economy/range objectives. Take advantage of this opportunity to work in one of the most dynamic and growing organizations in Ford and to further Ford's "Power of Choice" initiative.
What you will be able to do

  • The position of the HV Battery Systems Technical leader will be roughly split as follows:
  • 25% Global Core Engineering High-Voltage (HV) Battery Pack Design
  • 25% Core Engineering Documentation Development
  • 25% HV Battery Pack System Sign-Off at engineering milestones
  • 25% Battery System Technology Development
  • Lead Electrified Systems Engineering (ESE) Core Engineering process development with an emphasis on adherence to HV Battery system design process across multiple domains (Mechanical Crash Safety / NVH / Durability / Electrical Safety / Cell Vent Management and Thermal Propagation)
  • Lead the development of HV Battery Functional Requirements for global FHEV, PHEV and EV battery unit and vehicle programs for current and future HV Battery Cell chemistries, Array to Pack and Cell to Structure designs
  • Provide guidance to HV Battery Systems & component teams on HV Battery design execution and vehicle implementation with respect to overall vehicle safety across all global applications
  • Provide mentorship to the Engineering Documentation Council for all HV Battery Systems engineering aspects
  • Support HV Battery unit teams, safety and CAE teams with HV Battery System sign-off at Data Judgement (DJ) events and battery unit and program achievements in pre- and post-PS design phases
  • Actively drive the design and implementation of advanced HV Battery Concepts with specific focus on improving the integration between battery and vehicle structure mechanical and thermal functions leading to cost, weight, quality and functional advantages
  • Actively support and stimulate HV Battery Intellectual Property Development and value creation
  • Align technology development and migration with Research and Advanced Engineering teams; use resources with academia where appropriate
  • Establish strong working relationship with relevant Product Development and Global Material Control benchmarking activities (NA, EU, China)
  • Support Ongoing Product Development, Cost and Quality initiatives as appropriate
  • Provide technical leadership and work towards alignment of standards and processes with Ford's HV Battery Technical Specialists
  • Deliver training on HV Battery Systems to all levels of the company and coach, mentor and help develop key HV Battery engineers
The minimum requirements we seek
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or a combination of education and equivalent experience
  • 10+ years experience in high-voltage battery design (FHEV, PHEV, EV)
  • 2+ years of technical leadership within high-voltage battery industry
Our preferred requirements
  • MS of Science degree or PhD in Engineering or related field
  • Experience in Design and Release of Mechanical Structures and HV Battery Systems Mechanical and Electrical Design
  • Proven technical leadership in Systems Engineering, with emphasis on multi-domain integration aspects (mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical)
  • Leadership in crash safety and cell abuse tolerance
  • Cell Vent Management and Thermal Propagation avoidance
  • Experience in Advanced HV Battery Concepts, in particular Li-ion and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery pack designs
  • Confirmed leadership in the development of design processes for HV Battery mechanical and electric systems, including Failure Mode Avoidance, development of Core Foundation documentation, System Design Specification,
  • Experience in the sign-off of HV battery designs for car and truck applications
  • Two full new model program cycles in a PAT, PMT or D&R role
  • Ability to lead a team in the delivery of program objectives
  • An affinity with the generation and management of Intellectual Property related to HV Batteries (Patents, Invention Disclosures and / or Trade Secrets)
  • Excellent communication, instructing, presentation and analytical skills
  • Broad interpersonal skills, enabling team facilitation and effective interfacing with multi-functional teams
What you will receive in return
As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
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