Race Engine Calibration, Development & Track Support Engineer

Job Description

Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

The Role

We are seeking a Racing Project and Track Support Engineer to lead and support propulsion system activities within GM's exciting Corvette Racing program! You will be responsible for developing propulsion integration solutions to meet race car performance requirements. Your creativity, initiative, and high level of independent judgment are key to your success. In addition to GM on-site development activities, this role requires extensive domestic and international travel to support testing and race event weekends.

Our team of engineers develop and implement propulsion performance solutions to assist our partner teams in their success on the track through cross functional collaboration.

Joining the Sports Car Propulsion Team will provide you with the experience and exposure it takes to contribute to the success of our race programs and the opportunity to showcase your engine development and calibration skills, promote innovation, connect lessons learned in racing to production intent vehicles, and ultimately, help shape the future of Motorsports.

What You'll Do:

In the Lab:

  • Specification, setup, issue resolution, data analysis, and results reporting for dyno development tests to optimize power, fuel economy, drivability, parasitic losses, weight reduction, durability, shift performance, and control strategies

  • Calibration and software development for engine and driveline controls

  • Parts tracking and delivery coordination

  • Assist in engine and driveline inspection, assembly, installation and operation during dyno development and validation testing


  • Establish and monitor vehicle engine and driveline controls

  • Perform system checks and troubleshoot communications and CAN issues

  • Set up and inspect pit and vehicle telemetry to confirm race event readiness

  • Review logged vehicle data to monitor and communicate issues and potential performance enhancements to appropriate race team members, including fuel usage/strategy and calibration of these improvements

  • Participate in debriefing sessions with other propulsion and race team members to confirm issues or propose advancements, and prioritize follow-up activities

  • Direct and advise on tasks needing to be performed on engine and instrumentation

  • Collaborate with vehicle engineers providing calibration of control systems such as pit-speed limiters, traction control, and shifting upgrades

  • Compile and present engine data to team managers for presentation to sanctioning bodies when requested

  • Create daily report summarizing data, results, issues, and concerns for each race car

  • Extensive domestic and/or international travel is required to support development activities and race event weekends

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree or significant engine development and calibration experience

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of engine mechanical, electrical, and control systems

  • 5+ years working cohesively with engineers, designers, technicians, or other partners in a high performing team environment

  • Proven track record in the continuous evolution of propulsion performance in the presence of tight regulatory and time constraints

  • Experience making informed decisions under high pressure and with limited time

  • Powertrain calibration and controls knowledge: PID tuning; Torque-based controls strategy; Gearbox shifting calibration

  • Reading and interpretation of Simulink models

  • High level knowledge of OEM and motorsports EMS (Engine Management Systems), telemetry, propulsion and driveline control systems, hardware, and software (e.g. GM, Bosch, Motec, TAG McLaren, Mega Line)

  • Outstanding teamwork skills to effectively collaborate and communicate with varying levels of internal and external key partners

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Prior experience performing propulsion development and track-side support for a race team

  • Race or advanced engine assembly

  • Experience using high level dyno systems, hardware, and software (e.g., AVL PUMA Open, IndiCom, Concerto and ETAS INCA systems)

  • Engine combustion analysis using in cylinder pressure measurement systems

  • Knowledge of hybrid propulsion hardware, software, and control strategies

  • High level knowledge of industrial and mil spec wiring systems & hardware (e.g. Deutsch and Amphenol)

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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