Engine System Performance Engineer

  • Aanbod Depending on knowledge and experience
  • Functiegroep Research & Development, Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8382300
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Manufacturing

Over deze vacature

DAF is currently looking for an engineer who is able to deep-dive in several questions in the field of engine performance in the broadest sense of the word. The goal is to increase understanding of the current barriers with regard to fuel efficiency, drive-ability, transient performance etc. and to improve it where possible.


Analyse current and future powertrain performance such as Engine + After treatment emission robustness, Engine fuel efficiency and In-engine energy flows

  • Perform analyses based on existing measurement data
  • If required initiate and carry out dedicated tests
  • Report and present the results

Based on the analyses, provide suggestions for improvement

  • Align with stakeholders and explain barriers
  • Provide solutions for technological barriers

Optimize and develop analysis and calculation techniques

  • Align with the Engine Test Centre which new measurement techniques should be investigated to enable new analyses.
  • Develop new analysis techniques and tools, and make available for the EI&V department


Within PACCAR Inc. DAF is the centre of competence for engine development. In the state-of-the-art engine development centre, DAF develops engine families for current and future regulations. The engines and trucks are best-of-class products in the European and American transportation world. DAF is driven to provide environmentally friendly products that are cost-effective and highly reliable for their customers. As global technology leader in the design, manufacturing and customer support of high-quality premium trucks DAF offers multiple opportunities to contribute to their success in a multi-disciplinary team.

The Engine Integration & Validation department is amongst others responsible for integration of the engine and after treatment into an optimized system working together with all types of vehicles. This integrated system should have excellent fuel efficiency and robust emission performance.


  • Attractive (fixed) salary commensurate with knowledge and experience
  • 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.


  • Master’s degree in Automotive Technology, Mechanical Engineering with proven affinity with Diesel engines and/or Heavy Duty Powertrains
  • Experience with engine development is preferable
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary teams is preferable
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience with Concerto is preferable
  • This person has the following competences:
    • Initiative
    • Attention to details
    • Analytical capacity
    • Result orientation
  • Good English skills are mandatary and Dutch skills are a benefit