Technical Analyst Fuel Economy & CO2

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  • Offer Depending on knowledge and experience
  • Job category Research & Development, Engineering
  • Contract Fulltime
  • Reference number 8494800
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Manufacturing

About this vacancy

For our client DAF Trucks, we are currently looking for a Technical Analyst Fuel Economy & CO2

Job description

In this role as the technical analyst Fuel Economy and CO2, you will support the development of new vehicle projects by means of advanced numerical simulations within the Technical Analysis group. These simulations support the design process from the first concept ideas to the final validation and sign-off of the truck design. The focus of the development is on fuel economy improvement of the powertrain by including and optimizing hybrid/electrification functionality, improving longitudinal controls functions, improving efficiency of different driveline components, aerodynamics, platooning, optimized energy management.

As Technical Analyst Fuel Economy and CO2 you are responsible for:

  • Defining and modifying of the simulations models and simulations plans
  • Performing simulations and analyses on Fuel Economy, CO2 emissions and driveline performance
  • Defining test program proposals for validation and use these test results in model validations
  • Processing the analyses to conclusions and design recommendations
  • Maintaining the capability knowledge by following the new technologies in the field of Fuel Economy and alternative drivelines
  • All in close cooperation with Vehicle Definition, Vehicle Testing and Engineering departments, incl. alignment with PACCAR divisions Kenworth, Peterbilt and PACCAR Technical Centre


DAF Trucks N.V. in Eindhoven is part of the PACCAR Inc. which is one of the biggest global players in the heavy-duty truck industry. The known truck brands of PACCAR are Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. Within the PACCAR Group Inc.

The Technical Analysis group consists of a team with 15 specialists, responsible for the numerical verification and validations of new vehicle concepts and vehicle designs within the Product Development division. By means of simulations, new developments on vehicle and system level are evaluated and optimized for different vehicle performance aspects: Fuel Economy and CO2 emission, Aerodynamics, thermodynamics, NVH, Vehicle Handling, Crash Safety, Durability.


  • Attractive (fixed) salary commensurate with knowledge and experience
  • 25 free to spend holidays per year
  • A contract for a definite or indefinite period at a financially robust organisation
  • Travel expense reimbursement or leased vehicle
  • Good pension scheme
  • Overtime will be compensated in payment of wages or time-for-time
  • Committed to a good balance between work and private life
  • An open culture and clear communication
  • A Service Desk ready to answer all your practical questions

Candidate profile

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Preferably a Master Degree (in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive/Aerospace Engineering)
  • Proven affinity/experience with Automotive Technology, numerical simulations and/or energy management
  • Good analytic skills
  • Experience in the field of powertrain simulations
  • Knowledge and experience with Matlab/Simulink is a must
  • Fluent in English language and Dutch preferable- effective communication in both verbal and written form
  • Soft skills:
    • Ability to work independently and to collaborate well in teams
    • A proactive workstyle, accountable, accurate and self-organizing
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