Volta Trucks, a hypergrowth European Electric Truck Manufacturer, is looking for a Lead Engineer Series Engineering – Body Exteriors to join our Product – Body & Trim department. This is a hybrid role split between our head offices in Reading, remote working and our contract manufacturing partners facility in Austria.

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:

To lead and support design and development of exterior content on current model programmes to achieve technical targets and attributes extending to cost, quality and time. This includes all exterior trim (injection mouldings /composites) and exterior systems (door/lighting/wash wipe/glazing/tail lifts).

  • To coordinate the design, development, testing and introduction of improvements on existing Volta programmes
  • Responsible for identifying and tracking existing or emerging open issues from the field, build and testing.
  • Leading the resolution of open technical concerns with cross functional teams across current vehicles, utilising virtual engineering and problem-solving tools.
  • Feedback at Business Forums to ensure accurate communication of issues, root cause and remedial actions.
  • Ensuring all programme design solutions meet targets for cost and weight, legal regulations, optical quality, and customer product audit requirements.

We would like you to have:

  • Excellent organisational, data management & visual communication skills.
  • Mechanical, systems or automotive engineering degree – 2:1 or above
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of Tier 1 supplier delivery & project management of a major vehicle program with an APQP or similar framework.
  • Proven track record in an OEM or Tier 1 with a high level of technical knowledge
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in automotive, aerospace or equivalent.
  • Experience of high volume and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes.
  • Relevant experience in plastics, composites and exterior systems
  • Able to manage team output of high quality 2D and 3D manufacturing data through knowledge of drawing standards, modelling best practice, GD&T, manufacturing process specific data requirements and assembly kinematics / clash detection.

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.