Design Engineer-Chassis

Volta Trucks (Reading, UK) 20 days ago
Remote Friendly Design Europe Full-time

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

Design Engineer-Chassis

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