General Motors

Senior Fuels Engineer TOP TIER Program Manager

General Motors

July 21, 2021

About GM
There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.
To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.
Job Description
Hybrid : This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.
–This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week.
We are seeking a Product Engineering Senior Fuels Engineer to lead our fuel industry groups to improve U.S. and International gasoline fuel quality. In this role, you will integrate your broad technical understanding of fuel effects on vehicle performance with your detailed fuels regulation understanding to meet GM’s objectives. Lead and continue to globally grow the successful North American TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline and Diesel Fuel multi-OEM programs. ( ) Provide OEM technical leadership for the performance standard, objective setting mentorship to the contracted program administrator, develop new TOP TIER fuel marketers, and work with GM Legal to execute Fuel Marketer license agreements. Participate-in and lead specific ASTM International and Coordinating Research Council subcommittee activities to help the fuels and automotive industries develop high quality fuel specifications and engine tests.
Substantial understanding of global fuels properties, fuel manufacturing processes, oil and additive effects, interactions with fuel system and engine component hardware, and sampling and analysis techniques to characterize fuel properties are key to achieving your goals. Identifying and facilitating new vehicle and engine dyno industry test programs to generate the vital data of fuel effects on vehicle performance to be used as the basis for future fuel specification changes are also important . Interested in making an impact in optimal vehicle performance while working a flexible schedule? Read on and apply!
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Significant understanding of fuels properties, standards, regulations, production processes, and their impact on powertrains and powertrain fuel systems

  • Represent the company at industry organizations and trade groups such as ASTM, TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, CRC, SAE, NACS, SIGMA, etc.

  • Direct, mentor, teach, and collaborate with GM Product Engineering technical teams as recognized fuels specialist

  • Analyze, diagnose, and implement changes based on fuels analytical lab test data

  • Support GM Public Policy on developing fuels positions on various issues to Federal, State, and Local government agencies

  • Develop hardware tests and interpret results to predict and simulate hardware problems

  • Execute functional requirements independent of Manager’s direction

  • Create and conduct TOP TIER training classes and presentations to Powertrain Product Teams, Chassis Teams, and Service Organizations

  • Demonstrate excellence in technical reports and presentations within and outside GM

Additional Job Description

  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Fuels Engineering, or related technical field

  • Minimum 5 years fuels chemistry, additives, or engine test development experience

  • Familiar with oil and additive industries, fuels properties and manufacturing processes

  • Experience at fuels industry trade organizations and standards setting groups – ASTM, TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, CRC, SAE, NCWM, EPA, etc.

  • Project management experience, including managing of multiple projects simultaneously

  • Expertise and/or detailed knowledge of the chemical analysis of fuels

  • Demonstrated understanding of Design of Experiments and Statistical Data Analysis concepts and techniques

  • Outstanding internal and relationship leadership skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed

  • International and domestic travel is required


  • MS or PhD level education

  • Previous work experience within petroleum, chemical, fuels industry, or automotive engineering

  • Global experience in developing, consensus gathering and implementing fuel specifications

  • Knowledge of calibrations, combustion, materials compatibility with respect to fuels

  • Peer reviewed publications in SAE or other industry recognized forums

  • Previous patents in fuel related projects

  • DFSS and Red X problem solving certification

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 at . 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.