Suspension Structures Lead Engineer
About The Position
REE is revolutionizing e-Mobility from the ground-up. Our disruptive REE-corners and fully flat, ultra-modular EV platforms are set to become the standard for electric vehicles. Providing complete design freedom to build mission specific EVs, EVs ‘Powered by REE’ will provide maximum room for passengers, cargo and batteries with the smallest footprint and help reduce carbon emissions for a greener world.
We are currently looking for an experienced Suspension Structures Lead Engineer to support REE’s rapid growth.
- Responsible for the delivery of the structural elements of the REE corner (control arms, knuckle, subframe, EDU mounts) to meet program-specific targets including functional performance, quality, cost, and timing.
- Design, develop and validate through to Engineering Sign-Off.
- Develop efficient technical sub-system/component targets that are compatible across all attributes such as durability, ride and cost of ownership.
- Responsible for maintaining sub-system and component foundation DFMEAs.
- Develop & plan verification tests to meet the targets and document via DVPs.
- Ensure the effective application of APQP to manage sub-system/component delivery.
- Support pre-production builds (both virtual and physical).
- Responsible for technical interface to commodity suppliers, surrounding systems/aggregates owners including Packaging and Manufacturing.
- Provide technical support for Purchasing team in Sourcing and RFQ activities.
- Identify opportunities to reduce complexity, cost, and weight.
- Degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering with minimum 5 years relevant experience
- Have proven experience of developing and delivering chassis structural components from concept to production within an OEM or tier 1 organization.
- Ability to manage workload in a fast-paced environment with potential for changing priorities.
- Possess good understanding of suspension characteristics and understand what influence suspension system design has upon the overall performance of the vehicle.
- Project planning, DFMEA, DVP, APQP and problem solving (eg. 8D) skills
- Thorough understanding of service implications and manufacturing/assembly (DFM/DFA) requirements
- A good understanding of CAE simulation for strength, durability and modal analysis.
- A good knowledge of rig validation methods and vehicle structural testing is an advantage.
- Understanding of GD&T and ability to review and interrogate CAD data, ideally using CATIA/3DX.
- Experience of elastomeric mounts is an advantage.
- Working experience of Microsoft Office products including SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Excellent communications skills and be a team player with the ability to work alongside talented colleagues as part of a driven and dedicated team.