Job Description :
Title: Body Structure Lead Engineer/Module Lead

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Job Type: Full Time/ Permanent

Education: Degree in Mechanical/Production/ Automotive Engineering

Experience: 5+ years of relevant Experience

Scope of Role: The Lead Engineer will set up & run a Body Structures Sub Module Team to ensure up front input from all relevant areas. You will provide leadership and technical expertise in your area.

Area of Responsibility

This position is responsible for establishing, planning and running the sub module meetings to ensure appropriate cross functional representation and input from all relevant areas. You will have responsibility for:

· Planning and reporting on progress, you’ll see that your sub module team meets every challenge it is set, on time and to the highest standards possible. This will involve working across technical areas, adopting new processes.

· Lead Failure Mode Avoidance activities in your particular sub module including DFMEA, quality history reviews and DFA/DFM reviews.

· Developing the System/Component Design Specification & the Statements of Work for the Suppliers.

· Ensuring progression of design maturity from initial concept through to Engineering SignOff and design gateways

· Project managing/designing your Body Structures sub-system, ensuring they meet agreed programme targets at lowest Total Cost and weight, continually monitor the status versus targets, and take appropriate action to control, identify and report risks and opportunities as soon as they are known.

· Chairing and driving the sub Module meeting, publishing minutes from each meeting and ensuring that actions are assigned and that they are resolved in a timely manner.

· Ensuring the effective application of APQP to managing system/component delivery for your particular domain, call in other experts as necessary, Development Engineers, CAE Engineers, Vehicle Integration Engineers etc.

· Providing Body Structures Technical expertise for your sub module ensuring that BOD is adhered to.

· Work closely with Body Structures Manufacturing Engineers to ensuring that the Design of the Sub     

Module aligns to their BOP.

· Ensuring vehicle builds are supported with parts at the required level

· Ensuring that issues are addressed and closed off via the Issues Management process

· Supporting vehicle launch and pre-production builds (both virtual and physical

· Ensuring delivery of Part warranty submission, through planning from project start to sign off.


· Proven Body Structures sub module project management capability demonstrated by recent delivery

on time & budget.

· Demonstrate you have delivered a Body Structures sub domain for least 2 programs from concept to


· You will require the ability to lightweight the Body Structure and drive the sub module team to ensure

the weight targets are met and ensure that Body Structures Vehicle attributes are also achieved.

· Engineering knowledge of Body Structures components/systems design, function, performance,  

production & manufacturing requirements,

· Excellent communications skills, demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels,

· Significant experience in use of engineering tools FMEA, Six Sigma, problem resolution etc.

· Successful history of delivery within the Body Structures sub module automotive sector.

· Knowledge of change control, product definition and change management processes will also prove


· CAD Literacy: ability to manipulate and interrogate CAD data and use associated visualisation tools.

· Ability to generate CAD data in Catia v5 would be an advantage

. · Working knowledge of project delivery processes

· PC Literacy: Microsoft Project, Power Point, Excel, Word etc