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Job title:  Simulation Engineer E-drive/Transmission

Posting Date:  Jan 27, 2023
Company:  AVL MTC Motortestcenter AB

Trollhättan, SE

Job ID:  34198

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors. As a global technology leader, AVL provides concepts, solutions and methodologies in the fields of e-mobility, ADAS and autonomous driving, vehicle integration, digitalization, virtualization, Big Data, and much more.


Simulation Engineer E-drive/Transmission

Are you a dedicated Engineer and experienced within the transmission/electromobility field, who likes challenges and is motivated by motivating others? Do you enjoy working close to the technology, product, and customer? 
We are looking for a CFD/FEA Simulation Engineer within transmission/E-drive technologies. Experience and knowledge within thermal management is a plus.  
Example of simulations are: Lubrication and cooling analysis of transmissions and Electric Drive Units. Strength and durability calculations of transmission and E-motor subsystems/ components.

AVL takes part in a wide range of projects within Hybrid, Electromobility and other areas in the automotive industry. AVL MTC has approximately 200 employees based in Gothenburg, Trollhättan, Haninge and Södertälje. As an engineer at AVL you will work with cutting edge technology in collaboration with experts in the global AVL team and our successful customers. You will mainly be working at our Tech center in Trollhättan or as Resident Engineer at customers in Trollhättan/Gothenburg area.





  • Analysis & simulation engineering within CFD and FEA in different types of transmission/E-axle/drivetrain projects (EV, AMT, AT, DCT, CVT, MT, etc.), both light and heavy-duty vehicles
  • Develop new and improve existing methods and guidelines and stay up to date with most recent technology findings within the field of drivetrains and electrification.
  • Problem solving on existing products with detailed root cause analysis.
  • As CFD engineer, you will perform lubrication, cooling and efficiency/power loss analyses on E-axles and transmissions. 
  • As FEA engineer, you will perform strength and fatigue analyses on sub-systems/components in E-axles/Electric Drive Units. Also performing load and durability analysis with transmission system model simulation tool (MASTA) and analytical machine element calculations can be part of your assignments.
  •  Working in international project teams, cooperation with different AVL departments worldwide, in direct contact with our customers.




  • MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Physics or Mathematics
  • 3-5 years of experience within CFD and/or FEA with good theoretical understanding and willingness to develop knowledge in the two fields (if not already existing).
  • Excellent analytical capability
  • Knowledge in commercially available simulation tools for CFD, FEA and transmission system model (for example STARCCM+, PREONLAB, AVL FIRE, Abaqus, FE-safe, FEMFAT, MSC Nastran, ANSA, MASTA/KissSYS/ROMAX,  MATLAB, etc.). 
  • Knowledge in transmissions and/or E-motor calculations/simulations including machine elements (gears, bearings, lubricants, clutches, hydraulic systems). Experience from product development of transmissions and/or E-motors is an advantage.
  • Experience/knowledge from working with thermal management of E-axles is a plus.
  • Well organized and enthusiastic team member that can work independently, guide your colleagues, and lead the work forward
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English (Swedish is meritorious)
  • Driving license




  • Be part of our pioneering work– together with our customers we shape the future of mobility!
  • Working with international OEMs and Tier 1’s
  • Working in close cooperation with our in-house electromobility test lab
  • Collective Agreement and insurances
  • International and innovative collaborations
  • A personal onboarding concept will help you to hop on easily.



If so, please use our online application tool to send your application to AVL!


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