Volta Trucks, a hypergrowth European Electric Truck Manufacturer, is looking for a Lead Engineer – Body Programs to join our Body & Trim team. 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:

  • Supporting the Body Programs leadership team to manage the delivery of all Body Engineering content, in order to achieve project targets and business goals.
  • Ensuring cross functional alignment with internal stakeholders such as Procurement, SQA, Logistics and Manufacturing teams.​
  • Ensuring all Body Engineering inputs are provided to aid the planning of pre-production builds.
  • Preparing for and supporting Launch and Build Readiness Reviews.
  • Managing system and component delivery plans in Body Engineering to align with and support the project high level plan.​
  • Managing priorities and reporting Body Engineering Concerns status with Body Engineering teams.
  • Controlling engineering change and releases to meet milestones and program build phases.​
  • Promote continuous collaboration with the Vehicle Integration team to ensure full alignment of the development plan and fleet with the project milestones and assigned resource.
  • Represent Body & Trim engineering in cross functional project forums and lead key meetings to assist delivery of hardware content.
  • Facilitate information circulation inside and outside the Body & Trim Engineering department using hard and soft Program Management tools.

We would like you to have:

  • Excellent organisational, data management & visual communication skills.
  • Mechanical, systems or automotive engineering degree – 2:1 or above
    A committed, logical team worker, happy in a cross functional environment with a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.
  • 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.

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.