Studio Integration Design Engineer
General Motors

Warren, Michigan

Posted in Automotive

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Job Description


Do you enjoy creating unique and highly technical engineering solutions to address unusual challenges? Are you curious about how a vehicle design develops into reality, where it all begins? The Integration Design Engineer is responsible for integrating and balancing vehicle models with Design in partnership with Architecture, SMT, Performance, Human Factors and Manufacturing. We are at the very early stages of the vehicle development process working at a systems level to integrate innovative technology and cutting-edge design. The optimal candidate has a passion for the automotive industry and can work objectively to balance the vehicle for the customer while working hard to enable design. A considerable amount of creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment.


  • Create, refine and finalize engineering criteria and work collaboratively with creative design
  • Lead the creation of unique and highly-integrated technical engineering solutions to resolve packaging issues while protecting the design aesthetic utilizing physical and math models.
  • Utilize DFSS methodologies to ensure robust design development trade off management to study alternatives while considering impacts such as cost, mass, timing, design for assembly, dimensional variation and other program imperatives
  • Integrate regional/global requirements and develop alternatives to satisfy regional/brand needs
  • Actively communicate with team members to understand and resolve challenges and complexities within the Expert Team meeting for your area of responsibility
  • Ensure that packaging and Studio model are balanced with customer facing targets (Spaciousness, Visibility, Occupant accommodation, Storage/SALT, Cargo, Access)
  • Lead cross-functional surface & integration meetings including CITs and Surface Workgroups
  • Lead issue resolution and escalation for your area of responsibility - drive prompt resolution
  • Support technical development of design surface in both digital and full size/scale clay models as well as clinic properties and VR/MR mockups
  • Benchmark the competition and ensure that the integrated package is competitive (section size, clearances, component locations, component size, functional performance, etc.)
  • Develop meeting agendas and publish minutes
  • Create NX models for surface guidance
  • Develop and maintain NX skills
  • Incorporate the Voice of the Customer in package design
  • Develop space claims and package solutions to meet customer needs while maximizing the utilization of space
  • Support Math Virtual Assessments & Sync Point reviews

Additional Job Description

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in engineering or established substitute (Technical associates + Mich. Tech Univ. DE Certificate during DE transition period)
  • 2+ years' experience in a related area
  • Demonstrated skills on CAD
  • Design Integration
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of automotive design
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
  • Aptitude to integrate complex systems and a passion for design
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes
  • Basic understanding of Engineering Specifications

  • Engineering Degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Unigraphics systems
  • Courses preferred: Statistics, Mechanics of materials, Vehicle/occupant packaging, Integrated Design
  • DFSS Certification

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

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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