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Senior Engineer - Body Interior

Senior Engineer - Body Interior

Job Title: Senior Engineer - Body Interior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Reference: VOLTA5663
Contact Name: Nick Gerrell
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2021 09:34

Job Description

Founded in 2019, we are building electric trucks specifically to be used in and around cities and urban areas. The company’s ambition is to remove tailpipe emissions, reduce city pollution, and completely redesign the vehicle to make it significantly safer – for drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists. We are a small and tight knit team wanting to work with those who share our passion, our values and our drive to make city centres safer and cleaner.

The Role
• Takes ownership of engineering project delivery of parts and systems within Body Interior Systems team across all Volta Trucks product lines and projects.  
• Ensuring the systems and components you are responsible for are delivered robustly via the Volta Trucks program development process together with all applicable vehicle objective and subjective attributes as well as cost, timing & quality requirements.
• The Project Engineer is a true technical expert in their area of responsibility.
• The scope of the role covers all projects from initial product concept, product development, launch, series production and field vehicle issue resolution.
• Supports development and delivery of system and component technology roadmaps with the Principal Engineer for future vehicle projects within the Body Interior Systems, including new material and process technology developments.

Main Responsibilities
• Working with the design engineering team to deliver all systems in line with targets, KPI’s and milestones set by the Volta Trucks program including all vehicles in development and series production.
• Deliver required standards on design and engineering integrity to exceed quality, performance and commercial goals.
• Manage and deliver bill of material cost targets on all Body Interior Systems within the scope of the role, supporting Volta Trucks purchasing with supplier nomination and cost management activities.
• Manage and deliver vehicle program investment budgets, including internal and outsourced labour, tooling costs and supplier or internal D&D investments.
• Deliver all program timing requirements within the engineering scope of responsibility, including but not limited to: concept phase system definition, SFMEA/DFMEAs generation and management, detailed design development, simultaneous engineering management, ETRS, supplier tooling kick off, production drawing releases, vehicle/system/component testing and validation planning and execution and other relevant deliverables. 
• Act as a role model in technical concern resolution, demonstrating 8D/PPS skills for practical problem solving.
• Promote, implement and support a simultaneous approach to vehicle industrial design engineering where early engagement from all stakeholders is maximised in order to avoid late changes and delays in the overall process. Including business wide stake holders such as Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, other Vehicle Engineering teams, Service/After sales, marketing, etc.
• Act as the subject matter expert within the business for Body Interior Systems within the engineering scope of responsibility.

Qualifications and Experience 
• Experienced in working with direct and indirect automotive teams.
• A committed, logical team worker, happy in a cross functional environment with a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.
• Ability to demonstrate experience of tier 1 supplier delivery & project management of a major vehicle program with an APQP or similar framework.
• A proven track record in an OEM or tier one with a high level of technical knowledge.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in automotive, aerospace or equivalent.
• Experience of high volume and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes.
• Relevant Experience in lightweight body design engineering and materials technologies.
• Sound commercial and financial awareness.
• Able to manage output of 2D and 3D manufacturing data through knowledge of drawing standards, GD&T, manufacturing process specific data requirements and assembly kinematics/clash detection.
• Mechanical, systems or automotive engineering degree – 2:1 or above.
• CATIA V5/V6, PC literate and at ease with MS Office & Google products.
• Knowledge of body engineering CAE simulation and analysis tools and processes.
• Practical problem solving / 8D / 6 sigma approach through experience in previous roles.
• Full UK driving license.
• An excellent communicator with the ability to influence and motivate teams and work cross functionally, in a start up fast moving environment.
• Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to system and concept design, solving engineering problems using a practical problem solving methodologies where required, with an excellent eye for detail and an engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone.
• Well organised and delivery focused with a demonstrable track record of on-time and on target delivery in a high pressure environments.
• Capable of representing a world class automotive brand.
• Willing & able to travel within the UK, EU and worldwide as required.