Vehicle Performance Engineer – Auburn Hills, MI

Vehicle Performance Engineer

Talascend LLC

Auburn Hills, MI


Vehicle Performance Engineer

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Auburn Hills, Michigan, United Statesn

Talascend is currently seeking a Vehicle Performance Engineer for an opportunity in Auburn Hills, MI


  • The Vehicle Performance Engineer – Intermediate (VPE) will be responsible for voice of the customer development, setting technical objectives, development / validation testing for an assigned vehicle project.
  • The VPE will lead a functional area (Body, Interior, or Electrical) and will be responsible for the development and execution for that functional area on a specific vehicle project.
  • Establish Vehicle Functional Objectives and Validation Plans (DVP&R).
  • Support new feature integration and will participate in tech clubs to ensure consistent execution across other vehicle lines.
  • Lead the issue resolution process as required by pulling together cross functional engineering teams to identify the root cause and establish corrective action plans.
  • Lead / support ride and drive events, overnight evaluations, validation trips and pilot build activities.
  • Interact with cross functional teams to communicate performance status and discuss issue resolution
  • Hands-On vehicle activities such as: testing, inspection, interrogation
  • Benchmarking of internal fleet or competitive set
  • Work with shops to manage vehicle updates
  • Track vehicle performance progress using internal scorecard documents and systems
  • Present updates to senior leadership at weekly escalation meetings


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • 2 years of relevant automotive product development experience
  • Experience working with automotive components / systems / vehicles
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)
  • Strong communication skills with all levels with the ability to simplify technical issues into meaningful conclusions and recommendations
  • Ability to work in a team, build good working relationships and gain consensus
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Valid driver’s License



  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Understanding of Autonomous Driving and Electrified Propulsion Systems
  • Experience releasing components
  • Understanding of engineering issue resolution process (root cause, containment, corrective action)
  • DFSS Green / Black Belt Certification
  • Understanding of automotive development and validation process
  • Experience with Manufacturing Assembly and quality
  • Strong understand of the entire vehicle and systems engineering


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet thenqualifications of the position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary, othernduties may be assigned as necessary.n

Background Check and Drug Screen may be required.nn

Talascend is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race,nreligion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, ornveteran status.nn


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