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Senior Engineer - CAD Design E/E

Job Number:  63199
Group:  Magna Steyr
Division:  Magna Steyr USA Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Work Style: 

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

As an engineering and manufacturing partner, Magna’s Complete Vehicle group helps traditional OEMs and new entrants to bring their automotive visions to life. At Magna, you will work in an innovative, international and dynamic team, always pursuing the goal of delivering high-quality products. We work in a diverse environment with global development opportunities. Together with our employees we constantly strive to create a better world of mobility. Forward. For all.


About the Role

Magna Steyr is looking for a talented team member with experience in overall vehicle architecture and its associated packaging requirements to meet vehicle design. This would be a passionate individual interested in developing the next-level industry standard for vehicle architecture and production solutions. The Senior Engineer – CAD Design E/E will be responsible to support the engineering lead positions within the design and development activities through the product development phases of concept, production design and engineering, product release, and manufacturing and assembly. 

Your Responsibilities

Technical Responsibility
Contribute to the Global Technical Area (GTA) strategy and growth of the engineering team.
•    Support coordination of package zone meetings, support packaging meetings and provide technical input.
•    Responsible for safeguarding geometrical and legal layout requirements.
•    Responsible to consolidate concept requirements model (technical input from complete vehicle package, design, and functional departments)
•    Responsible for performing package investigations, preparing package proposals, and inducing solutions.
•    Responsible to incorporate CAD data from multiple parties and seamless integration in the Vehicle Architecture
•    Responsible to generate CAD modules from surrogate data or create envelops for all electrical modules
•    Responsible for packaging Electrical; Sensors, Relays, Cameras, Radars, Fuses etc.
•    Responsible for designing Brackets, Fasteners, and other retention mechanisms for all E/E components
•    Take ownership of CAD data for all E/E and ADAS components completion and release BOM
•    Support alignment of complete vehicle package requirement with functional departments
•    Responsible for evaluating geometrical changes and change requests.
•    Responsible for verification of geometrical coherence for release recommendation
•    Responsible for reporting and escalating package issues to the integration team leader and Zone lead.
•    Ability to work in a highly leveraged, cross functional internal and external team of designers and engineers

Who we are looking for

Project Planning, Target Achievement, Monitoring & Reporting 
Employ technical expertise to lead the engineering development of one or more subsystems. 
•    Support the project team(s) engineering in achieving project objectives, performance and cost requirements, and timing milestones 
•    Lead external support, services and resources supporting the project engineering development 
•    Support work development packages assigned to third parties
•    Support the Technical Manager and contribute to the project resource planning, budget development, and status reporting  
•    Set appropriate actions to meet project requirements to achieve relevant gates/milestones
•    Responsible for continuous monitoring of work progress, timing, costs, quality
•    Provide regular reports to the line managers and project committees (CV/Technical meeting/task force meetings/etc.)
•    Identification of necessary training for team members
•    Ensure consistent application of MS / customer processes and standards 
•    Assign work scope to team members, delegation of appropriate tasks
•    Execution of releases, changes and change requests.
•    Monitoring of work results of members working in the same team

Project Related Interface 
Support and Promote Project and Operations Collaboration 
·    Participate in global development touchpoint and milestone meetings 
·    Collaborate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) to assure production feasibility
·    Collaborate with the design studio to assure product appearance harmony
·    Collaborate with all cross functions to make complex decisions
·    Collaborate with the other project GTAs

Employee Related Tasks
Ensure cooperation with all areas within the engineering and request the required frame conditions
·    Ensure cooperation with project management
·    Ensure cooperation with all other groups within the area
·    Secure knowledge of development tools within the group
·    Maintain training level according to the training plan and required skills
·    Cooperation with all Magna Steyr locations
·    Escalation problems at the earliest time with the appropriate team members

Your preferred qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Must have a positive “can do” attitude
•    Must be flexible and able to course correct paths according to priority alignment
•    Should be team oriented with a focus on striving for the best solutions for the group as a whole
•    High level leadership qualities, excellent communication skill, good team player
•    10+ years’ relevant experience in design with an emphasis on full vehicle architecture and full vehicle system concept development
•    5+ years’ relevant experience in design with an emphasis on full vehicle architecture and full vehicle system concept development and Education– bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
•    Expert Level Proficiency in CAD based applications (CATIA V5/ V6)
•    Experience is GD&T preferred
•    Proficient computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
•    Professional communication skills (written and verbal) 
•    Experience with packaging of ADAS sensor set (i.e., Radar, Lidar, USS, Cameras, etc.) preferred
•    3D Wire harness routing experience is preferred, Electrical component packaging experience preferred
•    Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer
•    May require local, domestic, and international travel – less than 15% domestic + international.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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