NextEV is hiring a

Lead Engineer, Occupant Package

San Jose, United States
Full-Time

Overview
This position is available for a candidate with both occupant and mechanical package experience in an OEM role.

Responsibilities
Establishment of vehicle interior/occupant package targets (including driver accommodation, roominess, exterior visibility, ergonomics for vehicle interaction, ease of ingress & egress, interior stowage and cargo space, innovative occupant package and storage solutions)
Overall vehicle mechanical package targets (including exterior dimensions, wheel and tire sizing and clearances, ground clearance).
Communication of targets by developing 3D CAD and working with design studio and component engineers as the vehicle design progresses to ensure targets are met.
Orchestration of overall vehicle layout with cross-functional organizations, ensuring design integration and geometric capability with mechanical and occupant package objectives.
Identification of vehicle package target and geometric compatibility issues, and development of solution alternatives considering trade-offs (quality, function, weight, cost, assembly feasibility, etc.).
Analysis of customer satisfaction and quality data for internal and competitive products.
Benchmarking of competitive vehicles.

Qualifications
 BS in engineering
 10+ years of experience in vehicle level occupant package or mechanical package/geometric integration

Preferred Qualifications
 5+ years of experience in CATIA
 Passion for engineering and product excellence
 Proven ability of progress mechanical design solutions for complex systems
 Outstanding communication and presentation skills
 Knowledge of all phases of Vehicle Product Development
 Overall vehicle, attribute and functional hardware knowledge
 Supply Chain, Manufacturing and assembly plant experience

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