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Lead Electrical Applications Engineer – Electrification

Centre Technologique Dana Laval

This is a Contract position in Laval, QC posted August 4, 2022.

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal management

technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world’s original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Dana is a world leader in providing power-conveyance and energy-management solutions for vehicles and machinery. The company’s portfolio improves the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment. From axles, driveshafts, and transmissions to electrodynamic, thermal, sealing, and digital solutions, the company enables the propulsion of conventional, hybrid, and electric-powered vehicles by supplying nearly every vehicle and engine manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1904, Dana employs more than 36,000 people who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers. Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, and with locations in 33 countries across six continents, the company reported sales of $8.1 billion in 2018. Having established a dynamic, high-performance culture, the company has been recognized globally as a top employer, with significant honors in Asia, India, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Learn more at

PURPOSE: Dana Corporation is seeking to fill the position of a Lead Electrical Applications Engineer on our electric commercial vehicle integration strategy team at our Laval, Canada or Novi, MI office.


  • Assist in all phases of customer BEV programs / projects from customer RFQ to production launch.
  • Lead a team of engineers who will:
  • Facilitate internal communications between Engineering, Sales, Quality, Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Selection of electronic components and validation of specifications according to vehicle requirements.
  • Define the vehicle architecture and create electrical schematics.
  • Support the team responsible for the detailed design of wiring harnesses and the manufacturing team.
  • Support in packaging electronic sub-systems & components into customer chassis
  • As well as to be able to do the same tasks
  • Support prototype vehicle controls design effort.
  • Support customer program PDS, BOM, DFMEA, DVP, ED&T, and support RFQ response.
  • Lead and provide hands-on support of special vehicle builds as well as coordination of special orders.
  • Support Advanced Program Quality Planning and Design Review activities.
  • Develop and lead implementation of BEV component cost savings and assembly process improvement
  • Attend/facilitate/host customer engineering meetings and help bring open issues to closure.
  • Provide BEV expertise in support of the customer’s requirements.
  • Engage with customer engineering community, representing Dana in a positive, ethical, and
  • professional manner.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical (electro-mechanical) Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in automotive or commercial vehicle industry.
  • Experience in leading a team of engineers.
  • Experience in drivetrain/powertrain/chassis engineering or related field is a plus.
  • Experience with battery electric vehicles and/or components is a plus.
  • Basic CAD (NX or similar) and Wiring Schematic Software (Eplan, Mentor Graphics) skills
  • Must be a self-directed and motivated individual who is willing to accept responsibility.
  • Structured problem-solving abilities.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills to work with people at all levels within and outside Dana in a
  • professional manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint) and Outlook.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Must be capable of performing duties with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to handle stressful/pressure situations in a professional manner.
  • Willing and able to work excess hours when necessary.
  • Must be able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Must be a “hands-on” type of person.


  • Both strategic and hands on; able to lead in execution as well as develop strategy.
  • Able to make decisions independently with appropriate level of consultation/communication.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, French and English
  • Commitment to the highest standards of ethical behavior in self and others; commitment to inclusion
  • and diversity.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required (10% of travel).
  • Accomplished business leader with the ability to work successfully in a matrix environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Effective listener and communicator.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and think forward.
  • Able to effectively interface with other disciplines in the organization to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results.
  • Proven excellent customer relationship management skills.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team.