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Head of Mechanical Engineering

Shift EV

Shift EV

Other Engineering
Giza Governorate, Egypt · Giza Governorate, Egypt
Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2023

About Shift EV: Our mission is to accelerate the transition to electric mobility in emerging markets by building technologies that reduce the cost of electric vehicles and unlock financial savings for our customers.

You’ll have ownership on:

  • Provide guidance & governance to design, development and delivery of automotive mechanical systems according to appropriate technical standards.

  • Provide line management and leadership to the mechanical design team & facilitate efficient and effective cross discipline collaboration.

  • Interface & work closely with the Engineering leadership & team, Product Management, Manufacturing Quality, and other functional teams.

  • Authority for mechanical engineering release of the powertrain, fixtures, and driveline components.

  • Work closely with the Management Team to ensure company and departmental objectives are well defined and met.

  • Align, cascade and agree individual objectives to support overall achievement of the company and functional objectives.

  • Encourage and enable the team for delivery of work products considering cost, quality and timing.

  • Perform design reviews of the mechanical team output and manage the engineering releases.

  • Ensure requirements, specifications, standards and legislation are available to the design team and manage non-conformance.

  • Contribute to the continued evolution of Shift-EV’s product development process and ensure that it is understood, managed and executed.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and through technical documentation in English.

  • Exhibit sound interpersonal skills including interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers.

  • Make decisions using sound judgement while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles as well as applicable laws and regulations.

You are:

  • BSc/MSc of Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 6+ years of experience.

  • Deep knowledge of rotating electrical machines, automotive driveline components, traction batteries and electric motors, suspension loading and heat management.

  • Sound knowledge of mechanical engineering theory including DFMEA.

  • Understanding of hand calculations, FEA and CFD analysis.

  • Proficiency in 3D and 2D CAD ( SolidWorks, AutoCAD preferred)

  • OEM/Tier 1 experience with vehicle systems/assemblies is a plus.

  • Experience of component testing and design of tests.

  • Additional beneficial experience and skills: Experience in automotive, electronics, or battery manufacturing Experience with adhesive dispensing, joining, or test equipment

  • Familiarity with, and working knowledge of, mechanical systems: thermal, heat dissipation, vibration, strength, durability, corrosion-prevention, materials, etc.

  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They must be able to balance tight deadlines with demanding engineering requirements.

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