CONTECHS JOB DESCRIPTION DATABASE

VE009

JOB TITLE

VEHICLE AREA

Cost & Weight Engineer

VEHICLE ATTRIBUTES / ENGINEERING

JOB DESCRIPTION

Perform benchmarking efforts to understand competitive strategies for weight reduction, recommending approaches to system and component owners.
Lead team(s) in setting system and vehicle mass targets.
Perform analysis of mass to meet system and vehicle requirements.
Demonstrate ability to handle multiple competing requirements from various engineering groups as well as cost
Lead physical verification of weight status.
Collaborate with engineers and mass reduction efforts, using CAD and CAE optimization.
Promote best practices for use of lightweight materials.
Support BOM and Change Control release processes, including signing off of weight changes.
Specify the weight conditions under which regulatory tests will be conducted.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

BS or MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering
5+ years of Engineering experience with an automotive OEM or supplier. Working knowledge of multiple automotive systems is preferred.
Conversant with current and forthcoming vehicle architectures and system technologies and the tradeoffs between cost and weight.
CAD experience (CATIA preferred).
Demonstrated ability in developing and designing weight solutions. You must be able to work constructively with design engineers to create weight production proposals.
Understanding of the weight requirements in various regulatory tests.
Passion for electric vehicles and energy efficiency.

IR35 STATUS

SYSTEMS COVERED

BODY STRUCTURES

BODY EXTERIORS

INT TRIM

CHASSIS

POWERTRAIN

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS