NVH Vehicle Performance Engineer

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: St Truiden, BE

Company: Tenneco

The Vehicle Performance Engineering team is responsible for integrating multiple engineering disciplines in the development of Tenneco’s conventional and advanced technologies. The team ensure that all aspects of the vehicle and system’s performance are considered. The team is based in Belgium (Sint Truiden), where the core activities are coordinated with global dissemination on the fundamental competences & learnings to other engineering locations.


Following a V-shape development process, the team focuses on defining the requirements of Tenneco’s technologies at the vehicle, system and component levels to meet customer needs. Thus ensuring the requirements are captured in the design and that the design is properly validated by testing (on-field and in-lab) and by simulations. We are continuously expanding our knowledge with analytical and numerical model validations, improving our capability to execute model based, development loops.


You will be responsible for:

  • Developing the NVH performance assessment methods for complete mechatronic suspension systems (dampers, mounts, bushings, electro-hydraulic valves, pumps, electronics)
  • Expanding the testing capabilities & footprint of our NVH testing lab
  • Expanding the use of NVH simulation & modelling in new product development
  • Defining NVH statements of requirements in the development of new suspension products and it’s components
  • Participating in new technology development projects to ensure NVH & vehicle performance targets are achieved
  • Releasing test specifications, procedures & work instructions for standardized NVH performance validation testing
  • Training & coaching members in the various global application engineering locations to execute standardized NVH testing
  • Leading the future growth of the NVH engineering team
  • Stimulating NVH expertise knowledge exchange, building an NVH expert network/community across the Tenneco Enterprise, the automotive industry and with academic partners across Europe.


Who are we looking for?

  • MS or PhD in Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronic, Automotive, Aerospace) or equivalent by experience
  • 10 years of experience in an engineering environment, preferably R&D at a car maker or suspension system supplier
  • Experience in NVH design, analysis, test, & product release in automotive design or mechanical, hydraulic product
  • Good knowledge in mechanical & hydraulic domains with ability to determine & execute effective methods for testing, analysis and simulation.
  • Knowledge in vibrational & acoustic challenges of vehicle, suspension, engineering
  • Knowledge in NVH lab testing equipment & methods (Shakers, Accelerometers, Modal Analysis, TPA, Pressure, Flow)
  • Experience with NVH testing & analysis software (Siemens Testlab, HEAD Artemis)
  • Experience in multi domain simulation packages (Simcenter Amesim)
  • Knowledge in scripting/scientific programming (Matlab/Simulink, Python)
  • Acquaintance with hands-on work on automotive suspension & chassis components and knowledge of data acquisition and instrumentation for testing.
  • Self-directed, able to balance working from home, office & travel up to 20% of the time
  • Good written and oral communication skills, able to simplify complex engineering matters (English)



What You Can Expect Next:

Our team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.