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Vehicle Architecture / Packaging Eng (5 yrs exp, UG & NX exp, Onsite) / Sr. Architecture Engineer

Los Angeles, CA 91601

Posted: 05/12/2022 Job Category: Other, Software Development Job Number: 15450

Job Description

Vehicle Architecture / Packaging Engineer


Position Overview

Do you have a passion for Innovation? Do you enjoy creating unique and highly technical engineering solutions to address unusual challenges? Imagine what is possible, when working amongst like-minded, multi-disciplinary team members. Our Innovation Engineering team is seeking a highly motivated engineer that will lead initiatives at our Advance Design Studio in Burbank, California, enable future technologies and products that will define the future of the automotive OEM client.


Support Advance Design Studio Team With:
  • Occupant Packaging Studies
  • Develop Innovative (Clean Sheet) Engineering Solutions in support of the Design Team
  • Door system and body concepts
  • Create Engineering solutions for Interior Development (I/P' s, consoles, and doors)
  • Create Unigraphics NX 3D math of above items


The primary line of engineering support for Vehicle Architecture who is responsible for the execution of a specific compartment and/or compartments by ensuring the proper criteria is developed and supplied to the Creative community (Designers, Alias Sculptors, etc.) and is the main interface between engineering functions and Vehicle Design Studios.


Key Responsibilities
  • Leads the coordination and integration of engineering information.
  • Lead engineering feasibility activities, physical and math models (vehicle level)
  • Lead/create occupant packaging studies in support of new vehicle concepts
  • Work with engineering to create and facilitate engineering requirements to support the Studio design.
  • Confirm packaging requirements are feasible and balance with Studio Design direction.
  • Create concepts and develop proposals to resolve issues.
  • Generates trade matrices to study alternatives while considering impacts such as customer satisfaction, cost, mass, timing, design for assembly, dimensional variation, and other program imperatives.
  • Document open issues, status, and closure.
  • Understands the Global Vehicle Development Process.
  • Shares lessons learned with team members.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an (ABET) accredited University preferred or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of vehicle packaging, architecture, and integration experience required
  • Excellent work knowledge in Unigraphics
  • Proficient knowledge of the Vehicle Development Process
  • Proficient working knowledge of the 6-pillars (Metrics for spaciousness, visibility, driver accommodation, storage, access, and cargo).
  • Experience in passenger cars, SUVs, and Pick Up Trucks
  • Interest in Automotive Engineering and Creative Design
  • Strong knowledge of how automotive component parts are manufactured.
  • Strong knowledge of vehicle assembly.
  • Strong knowledge of Vehicle Architecture and System Integration.
  • DFSS Certification - Black Belt
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others including global partners
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to solve highly complex problems and lead teams to consensus when needed.
  • Demonstrate a high-level Analytical ability where problems are unusual or difficult.


  • 10+ years of experience in Vehicle Configuration
  • Experience in working with global regions


Location:             Los Angeles, CA (Burbank, CA)

Duration:            12+ month W2 contract



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