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Senior Vehicle Concept Engineer (m/f/x)

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15 Sep 2021

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NIO GmbH is an important location of NIO Global, a smart electric vehicle company with the mission to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering high-performance smart electric vehicles and being the best user enterprise. Founded in November 2014, NIO today employs more than 7.500 professionals around the globe and has established R&D centers and manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, Hefei, Beijing, San Jose, Munich, Oxford and other places.

For our Engineering team in Oxford we are looking for a Senior Vehicle Concept Engineer (m/f/x).

Key Responsibilities:
  • Kick off vehicle or system concepts to create a robust starting point for specification documents
  • Conduct technical benchmarking and analysis of competitive vehicles (incl. both virtually or physically)
  • Create fully laid out, structured CAD schemes in V6 and concepts to investigate package models
  • Establish and highlight fundamental packaging issues, constraints and feasibilities
  • Establishing Visual BOMs to highlight vehicle concept impacts, backed up with CAD defining C/O vs New strategies
  • Work with the global performance teams to understand and support technical attributes
  • Balance vehicle and system concepts with performance attributes (such as weight, safety and durability)
  • Support team with cost-effective product, manufacturing & assembly recommendations
  • Recommend new materials & processes that may be used in creating competitively advantaged products
  • Identify potential cost reduction and optimisation opportunities for continuous innovation
  • Collaborate with the teams to achieve strategic direction on concepts
  • Learn and share knowledge gained in emerging technologies, manufacturing capabilities & trends in the market
  • Ensuring continuity of CAD layouts and PLM data management for future transition to other teams
  • Recording and archiving how the concept has evolved in ways that can be presented to various departments
  • Continuous improvement of existing methods and processes enabling better system efficiency of the concept phase
  • Improve links between product definition, design and engineering with clear, concise material on studies completed

  • Bachelor in Engineering or higher education in relevant field for the role (Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or equivalent)
  • Candidate must be able demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in vehicle level architecture
  • Experience/ specialism in closures and mechanisms preferred
  • 10+ years relevant experience (experience within start-ups, advanced engineering or vehicle package environment advantageous)
  • Highly skilled V6 CATIA modeler ideally with ability to support design decisions with solid engineering principles & evidence
  • Ability to be working on a multiple components or systems at one time, balancing workload and prioritising to maintain high output
  • Good understanding of mechanical requirements for typical automotive applications e.g. fastening, sealing, manufacturing techniques
  • Great attention to detail, critical thinking and proactive in mindset
  • Must be a team player and be able to work closely with multidisciplinary team members
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills including PC literacy being at ease with Microsoft 365 and Atlassian products
  • Ability to use own initiative when working under pressure; embracing a fast paced, constantly changing and dynamic agenda
  • Hands on attitude and confidence to put their best foot forward
  • Willing to travel to China, Europe and US

If you're excited about this job and the NIO brand, we're looking forward to seeing your application (please provide your CV in English).

This isn't just another job. It's an opportunity to join a movement to change the mobility experience for everyone. If you find that as exciting as we do, come join us.
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