Senior Vehicle Integration Engineer
The Virgin Hyperloop One Pod team is responsible for designing and delivering the vehicle in which all hyperloop passengers will travel. The Pod team has primary ownership of the vehicle structures, thermal management systems, interior, and environmental control and life support systems. We’re a multidisciplinary, cross-functional team that designs and integrates numerous systems across the pod. The pod is the highest-level assembly incorporating all propulsion, levitation, braking, thermal, and structural components. The vehicle integration team interfaces across various groups and is responsible for designing, packaging, and delivering a unified system comprising the core vehicle technologies.
The Senior Vehicle Integration Engineer will be responsible for:
- Designing structural assemblies that both house key subsystems (e.g. levitation, thermal management, energy supply) and transmit primary system loads through the vehicle.
- Incorporating detailed subsystem models into the overall vehicle model, and being cognizant of compatibility, conflicts, redundancy and shared function between systems.
- Sizing and analyzing structural assemblies by hand and using Finite Element Analysis tools.
- Identifying solutions to mechanical problems, performing trade studies to arrive at the best approach & documenting process and outcomes.
- Drafting and releasing parts for manufacturing.
- Interfacing with internal and external fabricators to see parts through production.
- Overseeing and assisting with assembly of hardware.
- Reasoning from first principles to understand the key drivers and sensitivities of significant problems.
- Communicating frequently and clearly with adjacent teams to make sure designs are moving forward using the correct. inputs, and that other teams have the right information to carry out their tasks.
- Building and managing clean, correct CAD models at appropriate levels of fidelity.
- Working closely with Systems Engineering negotiating and defining vehicle requirements, and reporting vehicle properties as designs evolve; and with Analysis building load cases and analysis models to understand stress, displacement, structural dynamics within assemblies.
- The ability to thrive within an environment where many things are not yet well-defined, and drive creation of that definition
- The initiative, flexibility, and breadth of skill to step up and fill in where help is needed
- The creativity to adapt approaches in the face of systems architecture challenges
- The discipline to maintain internally-consistent systems of organization
- The follow-through to make sure loops are closed and tasks are buttoned up
Candidates who also relate to these values are highly encouraged to apply:
- Accountability: Trustworthy and straightforward, you live by your handshake
- Audaciousness: Passionate and bold, you are fearless about speaking up
- Curiosity: You are inquisitive, challenging assumptions and asking “why”
- Get Sh*t Done: The ultimate doer, you are a maker, builder, tinkerer
- Grit: Ambitious and tenacious, you are driven and determined to succeed despite challenges
- Integrity: Honest and ethical, you promote transparency and fairness
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
- B.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Structural Engineering, Physics, or other relevant technical field
- Working familiarity with Finite Element Analysis (common constraints and load types and their behavior, a strong sense for good approximations of physical situations, basic meshing)
- Expert-level skill in at least one CAD package, strong working knowledge of GD&T
- Strong knowledge of mechanics of materials (stress, strain, stiffness, torsion, bending, buckling, structural shapes)
- Knowledge of general structural materials (carbon and alloy steels, aluminum, plastics, composites)
- Knowledge of attachments and joints (grades of bolts and screws, pins, welding)
- Experience with full-vehicle level modeling and integration from aerospace or automotive fields
- M.S. in Aerospace or Mechanical with a focus on automotive, aerospace, or maglev vehicles
- Full-cycle experience designing and producing complex assemblies (mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic, battery) in a cost and mass sensitive industry
- Experience with packaging of power electronics or batteries
- Experience with automotive stamped, formed, and welded parts
- Specialty knowledge of composite structure design and fabrication
- NX and Teamcenter-specific CAD expertise
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