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Sr. Engineer, Vehicle Integration Design

Company: VIA Motors
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:VIA Motors is a core team of specialists, engineers, and innovators. With a passion for sustainability and a drive to innovate, we are transforming commercial fleet and last-mile delivery and in doing so, changing the world along the way.Our fully electric commercial vehicles are tailored to unique fleet needs. Each vehicle is optimized to its route, saving money and making the world more livable for all. Clean air. Quiet Neighborhoods. Less congested roads.POSITION SUMMARY:VIA Motors is looking for a highly experienced automotive Senior Engineer, Vehicle Integration Design to join our Vehicle Architecture & Program Management Team. This is your opportunity to join our growing team and be involved at the forefront of electric and hybrid-electric vehicle technology development.RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

  • The successful candidate will perform CATIA V6 design engineer work to support vehicle integration packaging activities focused on powertrain, electrical, wiring, thermal system, coolant hose routing, cargo components, and cabin components for an all-new Architecture / Vehicle Program through all phases of the Vehicle Development Process (Pre-Phase 0; Supplier Identification; Sourcing; Product Definition; Product Design/Release; APQP Approval; Part Production; Vehicle Volume Launch).
  • The candidate will develop design countermeasures and assist in leading team meetings and work collaboratively to identify packaging issues, work with vehicle integration engineers and design release engineers and from multiple disciplines to translate concept ideas into CAD models, perform dynamic and static interference/clearance checks, document actions, assess function/ cost/ weight/ customer impact, review options to find the best balanced solution, and review recommendations with the VIA leadership team within an appropriate timeline to meet vehicle development milestones.
  • The candidate will be involved at all steps of the System design V-cycle (Vehicle Development Process) for requirements elicitation, analysis and decomposition following a top-down system design approach.
  • Coordination with internal development teams, external suppliers, and technical partners to ensure elements integrate properly with the full vehicle system.
  • Actively and diligently document work activities within VIA's systems management system; bringing their experience forward to improve the VIA systems methodology. Document team meeting activities to clearly identify task details, task leader, expected timing, and issue description.
  • All work is peer-reviewed within the team. The successful candidate will be expected to review the work of others.
  • Actively contribute to knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Collect & review competitive benchmark information and apply learnings as appropriate to new designs.REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline (System, Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Mechatronics, etc).
    • At least 7 years (10 years preferred) of directly related experience, preferably in the automotive industry.
    • Highly proficient with CATIA (preferably V6) system to create detailed CAD models, store models in collaborative space, cut cross sections, manipulate position of models, measure clearances, etc
    • Experience with 3D Experience PLM system is an asset.
    • Electric (EV) and Hybrid-Electric vehicle (HEV, PHEV) systems development experience is an asset.OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
      • Strong ability to work in a leveraged, multi-company Vehicle Development Process.
      • Excellent problem solving, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
      • Team player who is easy to work with while getting the most out of people.
      • Comfortable with dynamic, quick paced work environment.
      • Comfortable with ambiguity; ability to identify roadblocks and develop work arounds and solutions to keep team moving forward.
      • Excellent written and oral communicator
      • Combination of big picture understanding and vision with outstanding attention to detail.
      • Problem solver with strong analytical skills - comfortable with both theoretical and practical issues
      • Able to work independently and within a team
      • Strong ability to organize and document work
      • Able to prioritize tasks effectively and to communicate roadblocks promptly to management within a fast-paced environment where project / team priorities may shift.
      • A curious person who stays abreast of the latest techniques and technologies
      • High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
      • This role is expected to be located in SE Michigan; with the expectation of ability and willingness to travel within US and Internationally as required to interact with partners and suppliers.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
        • Regularly required to sit or stand and move about the facility. Required to be able to read documents and computer screens.
        • Ability to work in supplier facility (tooling and product lines) and vehicle assembly plant.
        • Comfortable around production lines, tooling and equipment.BENEFITS OVERVIEW:Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
          • Paid time off including vacation days and holidays.
          • Healthcare, dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family.
          • 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement.VIA Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status to all.VIA Motors Participates in E-VerifyVIA Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, VIA Motors employees or any other organization location. VIA Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: VIA Motors, Detroit , Sr. Engineer, Vehicle Integration Design, Engineering , Auburn Hills, Michigan

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