Integration, Design & Release Engineer - Vehicle Electrical Systems
Farmington Hills, MI Electrical
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Lordstown EV Corp seeks to eliminate inefficiencies that exist in modern work by creating electric vehicles that radically improve the way work gets done. Cost effective for fleets, safer, and designed to be more productive than traditional commercial vehicles, Lordstown pickup trucks and fleet vehicles are built to fix challenges that limit modern work.  With a focus on Integrity, Discipline, Collaboration, Design & Innovation, we are working to design and build the work vehicles of the future. Join us to make a difference!  

Culture – as a Startup, we are looking for Leaders that want to create an organization and structure where you can make an impact, have your voice heard, ambitious to step up to dynamic challenges and be accountable, for your results.

As a member of the Vehicle Electrical Systems group, the Integration, Design & Release Engineer is responsible for creating the OEM requirements for electrical integration and managing supplier timing, delivery and validation along with status updates, product content, BOM, and supplier/component selection.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Maintain Component Level Requirements and Specifications documents, such as Statement of Requirements (SOR), Component Technical Specifications (CTS), and Software Requirements, Interface Control Document, Component Diagnostic Requirements
  • Ensure requirements and testing traceability for components, with their applicable system requirements and vehicle targets
  • Collaborate with design & analysis groups to create 3D math models (CAD), complete 3D packaging, and analytical models (FEA, CFD etc).
  • Negotiate and acquire agreement with interfacing components.
  • Integrate automotive electrical components with vehicle systems 
  • Lead technical design reviews with suppliers and cross-functional teams
  • Assist in developing engineering designs, evaluate prototype designs and implement engineering changes as appropriate to ensure functional, network, and diagnostic requirements are met
  • Confirm Design, Network, and Diagnostic requirements are achieved
  • Ensure Piece Cost, ED&D Budget, Timing, Weight, and Quality program targets are met, without sacrificing Functional targets
  • Partner with supplier of components to plan and execute assembly and component timing alignment with overall program timing and mitigate strategies as appropriate to resolve conflicts, complete design, and qualify for production
  • Track Open Issues, communicate issues to all groups and setup meetings as required to close all issues. Escalate major issues immediately to leadership 
  • Create, Review, and Maintain component quality assurance documents, such as DFMEA and DVP&R
  • Develop and conduct component level tests, analyze data, develop conclusions, and manage design revisions.
  • Retrofit, test, rework, and debug automotive electrical components on prototype and pre-production vehicles and other test properties 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science Engineering. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in automotive electrical, electronics, or software engineering
  • High-level analytical ability to solve problems that are unusual and complex
  • Results driven individual with high levels of initiative, proactivity, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates creativity and initiative as well as a high level of independent judgment.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of CAN, LIN, and Ethernet protocols
  • Network tools (VehicleSpy, CANoe, or CANalyzer)
  • Experience with MATLAB/ Simulink or other model-based programming methodologies
  • Proficient in one or more relevant programming languages (C, C++, etc)
  • PPAP experience developing and creating Design records, FMEA’s, Control Plans, etc.
  • Requirements engineering processes (FMEA, DFSS, Design for Service, Design for Manufacturing)
  • Verification and validation processes (component-, bench-, vehicle-level)
  • Understanding of hardware design and failure modes and vehicle safety requirements (e.g. FMVSS, etc.)
  • Experience with CATIA V5-6R2019

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Hybrid or Electric Vehicle experience
  • Familiarity with the light to mid-duty truck segment features such as trailer tow, cargo lighting, and up-fitters features
  • Experience with FMVSS requirements related to Body Control electronics, such as exterior lighting and horn control functions.
  • Previous OEM and Tier-1 automotive experience preferred
  • Previous vehicle program launch experience preferred
  • Experience with Teamcenter preferred
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety (ISO-26262)

Lordstown Motors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.