Volta Trucks, a hypergrowth European Electric Truck Manufacturer, is looking for a Lead Concepts System Engineer to join our Electrical - Architecture & Software department. This is a hybrid role split between our head offices in Reading, satellite offices in Warwickshire & remote working.

This is a unique opportunity to join an ambitious scale-up where you will have the opportunity to contribute to the manufacturing strategy for a forward thinking, rapidly expanding business.

What you will do

You will be instrumental in all aspects of capturing future product architecture direction and technology or feature concepts from stakeholders. Working with the existing Systems Engineering team and aligning with systems engineering processes you will be responsible for planning the cascade of concepts into the development of our future electrical systems. Being self-motivated and a confident, enthusiastic communicator and a technology visionary will be essential.

  • Lead stakeholder reviews and collation of source evidence for future architectures, feature concepts and technologies.
  • Identify and provide multiple possible solutions to issues with risk analysis and business impact awareness to propose direction to stakeholders.
  • Lead and contribute to the definition of Volta road maps for electrical systems.
  • Manage tasks, deliverables, timing and decisions for responsible areas, delegate tasks and identify need for additional resources.
  • Support development and implementation of systems engineering processes across the business.

We would like you to have

  • Degree in a related engineering topic
  • 6 years+ automotive or electrical systems engineering experience, with 2 years+ in a systems engineering environment.
  • Experience developing products and systems including the software, communications and hardware in line with automotive Functional Safety, Cybersecurity and Diagnostics standards
  • Ideally experience with task management tools (JIRA) and MBSE SYSML tools

Our culture and Valued Behaviours

  • We are a scale-up, so structures and processes can be new and constantly evolving.
  • We are a diverse business, from many nationalities and backgrounds.
  • We really value our people. We have a flexible & remote work environment and a great benefits package & pension scheme.
  • You will have a genuine opportunity to make an impact on the business and society as a whole.
  • You should closely share our values of safety, sustainability, and electrification.
  • Be adaptable, resilient, and open to change

About us

Urban delivery is currently one of the most polluting activities in our cities. Traditional diesel trucks continue to pollute the air, and cause health and safety challenges to residents, while bringing necessary goods into city centres, because there hasn’t been an alternative. Until now.

Volta Trucks has developed the first ground-up full-electric commercial vehicle, paired with an innovative and highly disruptive business model. Founded in 2019, and having raised €300M of funding to date, we are bringing the full-electric Volta Zero to market at industry-leading pace and scale to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.