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Design Engineer - Chassis Or Mechanical

Design Engineer - Chassis Or Mechanical

Job Title: Design Engineer - Chassis Or Mechanical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: competitive market salary
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5892
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 30, 2021 13:44

Job Description

Volta Trucks

Chassis Design Engineers


Reading / Home Working


The Role

You will take responsibility for design and drafting of key components and systems in vehicle chassis engineering across all Volta’s products and supporting the Senior and Lead Engineers in the Chassis team in working with key partners and suppliers to deliver robust, safe and flexible products from initial concept though to series production and beyond.

The scope of this will include full ownership from concept to end of production life for components and systems in the areas of main chassis structures, mounting systems and cab interfaces, all axle systems, steering, suspension, braking and associated services, plus calibration of associated control systems

Main responsibilities

Define and develop chassis design concepts on 3D CAD and manage the chassis cad elements
Perform design detailing of chassis frame structure, ancillaries and key interfaces with cab, body, battery systems, axles and other systems
Carry out fundamental engineering calculations to achieve robust vehicle performance and durability
Create 2D drawings for all components, sub-assemblies and chassis systems with key elements defined – dimensional detailing, GD&T, significant and critical characteristics based on functional and safety requirements
Liaise with other technical functions (Vehicle packaging, Cab/Body, Electrical and Powertrain) to ensure all integration elements are developed seamlessly
Define Bill of Materials and product structure within the CAD environment
Initiate and carry out design releases and revision changes
Support the vehicle build, test and development programme to ensure targets on timing, cost, weight and performance attributes are met
Ensure that requirements for updates, improvements, cost reductions or modifications are met during the production life of the vehicles

Skills and Qualifications

University degree in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering
At least 2 yrs of 3D Cad modelling in an automotive environment preferably on chassis
CATIA working experience - ideally v6 along with PDM systems
Understanding and experience of BS 8888 drafting standards, GD&T definition, welding, surface finish etc
Ability to perform fundamental engineering calculations
Experience of delivering projects to demanding cost, time and quality requirements
Hands-on approach to engineering, practical and enthusiastic
Strong communication skills and fluent in English
Ability to drive and complete tasks independently, task oriented and high attention to detail
Positive and passionate, good team player
A typical Volta Trucks person

Thinks and acts in a non-traditional way
Closely shares our values of safety, sustainability, and electrification
Is action-orientated, proactive and works at pace
Is transparent, progressive & entrepreneurial
Is adaptable, resilient, and open to change
Working at Volta

We are a small, fast-growing team so you will have a high degree of ownership and accountability, and you will be directly exposed to all areas of the business
We are a start-up, so don't have a lot of structures and processes. Things change quickly and we acknowledge when we get things wrong and change direction
We are a diverse business, from many nationalities and backgrounds
We really value our people. We have a flexible & remote work environment and a great benefits package & pension scheme
We are committed to creating a first-class work environment. Every employee has a voice, and we encourage open communication