NextEV is hiring a

Body in White (BIW) Manager

San Jose, United States

The Body in White Manager will be responsible for leading the design, development and engineering activities for the Body-in-White systems and components on new and/or current vehicle programs.The manager will ensure compliance of the design with all vehicle attributes, technical and structural requirements, quality objectives, program milestones, deliverables and specific targets (performance, cost, weight, safety, timing, etc.).

The BIW Manger will develop unique and highly advanced engineering concepts and designs, leading innovation and advanced technologies for the vehicle BIW systems.The manager will fully support implementation in production and interfaces, cooperation and integration with other Company’s groups.

The BIW Manager will report to the Body and Structural Engineering Director.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, or Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering from an accredited university
Minimum of 8 years of experience in design, development, release and implementation in production of body systems with a strong background in: BIW and/or closures design and engineering, vehicles structures, CAE and applications, specific body components fabrication processes, testing and safety compliance, and BIW assembly
Specific knowledge with sheet metal forming, stamping, extrusions, castings, joining, body shop operations, product launch and BIW architecture development
Experience with various body materials with emphasis on light-weight materials: Aluminum, composite, ultra-high-strength steel, etc.
Knowledge of CAD systems (hands-on and/or supervision) and design documentation systems (PLM, PDM, BOM’s, releases, etc.)
Experience with managing and leading engineers, designs and contractors
Able and willing to travel domestically and/or internationally
Able and willing to travel and support production launch
Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering specialized in vehicles engineering, manufacturing, structures
Previous planning and program management experience
Knowledge with Design for Six Sigma and Lean Concepts
Highly motivated individual with excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong leadership, decision making and problem solving skills
Ability to lead and coordinate the program and technical issues resolution
Ability to work on multiple tasks and assignments targeting meeting or exceeding the goals set up by the department Director and Company
Positive attitude and constructive approach to interfaces with others and problems solving