About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...


Area of Responsibility

BiW Design Engineer, Upper Body

Job Purpose

Own a portion of the upper body design. Collaborate with other stakeholders to deliver vehicle structural performance, packaging, mass, cost and timing targets.

Responsibilities and Goals

  • Design and development of Body-in-White system to meet vehicle requirements (function, cost, weight)
  • Develop the architecture and propose alternative engineer solutions for design themes and provide feedback to design team
  • Work on cross-functional teams (Studio, Manufacturing, Interior) to develop efficient designs and leading the integration of interfacing components
  • Interact with CAE team and interpret results to meet all Regulatory, Safety, NVH, Deflection and Fatigue requirements
  • Development of DFMEA, DVP&Rs and GD&T documentation
  • Manage deliverables for all program milestones including cost and timing
  • Support testing, prototype build and launch activities
  • Coordinate with manufacturing group on mass production assembly solutions, assembly sequence and part feasibility

Qualifications/Experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • 5-10 years of BiW Design experience
  • Experience with CATIA to develop complex 3D surfacing and solid models
  • Expert knowledge of BiW architecture and construction
  • Understanding of vehicle crash, stiffness and NVH

Preferred:

  • Experience with multi material construction (AHSS, UHSS, Aluminum and composites)
  • Knowledge of joining technologies including Self-Piercing Rivets, Welding, Bonding

Characteristics

Provide characteristics or other information that the successful candidate should have e.g.

  • Creative mindset
  • High attention to detail
  • Design from scratch
  • Collaboration
  • Ownership

What's Cool About Working Here...

If you take this role, you’re contributing to a critical industry to the future of humanity. This is an opportunity to build technology that optimizes the way people move and brings the auto industry into the future.

You will learn from and work with a range of experts in their fields. You’ll expand your tech knowledge and existing background by learning from these people and working with them to drive exciting projects forward.

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Share Option Plan
  • Beautiful new facility in Torrance
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • A world-class team. Most of our leaders have their own Wikipedia page

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.