Mechanical Systems Principal Engineer

UK · Full-time

About The Position

REE Automotive is changing electric mobility and aims at becoming the standard for EVs. REE’s disruptive corner technology enables a completely flat and modular chassis that supports all mission-specific EVs from class 1 to class 6. REE’s EV platforms provide maximum room for passengers, cargo and batteries with the smallest footprint.

REE is supported by an exclusive network of Tier 1 automotive partners providing access to 320 global production lines, effectively making REE the next generation EV platform ready to carry the future of e-mobility.

REE is seeking an experienced Principal Engineer for Mechanical Systems to support REE’s rapid growth and development.


  • Responsible for the delivery of REE corner mechanical systems (Suspension Systems, Subframe Structure and related components) which meet program-specific targets including functional performance, quality, cost and timing.
  • Responsible for chassis systems development from initial concept through to Engineering Sign-Off and supporting program management gateways
  • Set and deliver Cost and weight targets for all REE corner systems.
  • Ensure Regulatory compliance of all REE corner systems (subframe, suspension and fixings)
  • Develop System Design Specifications incorporating engineering standards, test procedures and material specifications.
  • Ensure that all products meet the specification requirements and project targets through a documented DVP
  • Facilitate Failure Mode Avoidance activities including DFMEA, quality history reviews development tests.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce complexity, cost and weight. 
  • Support Purchasing team in Sourcing and RFQ activities
  • Managing the mechanical systems team, planning projects and reporting on progress to management


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 10 years experiences in product development
  • Have proven experience of developing and delivery of subframe, and / or suspension system from concept to production within an OEM or tier 1 organization, able to demonstrate you have delivered at least 2 programs from concept to SOP.
  • Knowledge at expert level of component design for cast and forged components
  • Proficient with CATIA V6 software including part design, assembly design, and drafting
  • Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5
  • Managing workload in a fast-paced environment with potential for changing priorities.
  • Working experience of Microsoft Office products including SharePoint, Excel and Word
  • Excellent communications skills, demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team player with the ability to work alongside talented colleagues as part of a driven and dedicated team

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