Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious. We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace. Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise. If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.
The Manager, Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics role manages chassis component suppliers proactively to meet program timing and quality objectives.
Budget, headcount & timing requirements to achieve program and department goals.
Manage engineering team responsible for chassis design and vehicle dynamics development, including:
Suspension, steering, brakes, wheels/tires, sub frames, powertrain isolation & axle shafts
Brake controls including regenerative-blend "by-wire" brake modulation system.
Chassis systems integration for optimum vehicle-level performance and reduced tradeoffs.
Package requirements, hard points, kinematic & compliance definition.
Road loads for component design, durability, steering, ride & handling attributes.
Lead all vehicle dynamics testing activity, both subjective and objective.
Lead all chassis Design Release Engineer (DRE) activity for relevant components including release process, component drawings and other supporting documentation, through verification, validation & certification.
Regular reviews with engineering, quality, marketing, purchasing, and manufacturing to achieve effective cross-functional communication.
Chassis development / testing strategy and timing plan to ensure compatibility with overall program; monitor resources as required to minimize risks; support alternate plans as required.
Platform engineering for variant definition, bandwidth, mechanical & occupant package.
Support vehicle integration/CAE with correlation road loads definition for chassis, body, and powertrain.
Serve as technical leader for all chassis subject matter in senior level or critical decision meetings.
Pursue chassis product innovation and competitive-advantage breakthrough technologies.
Lead chassis prototype and production assembly events at domestic or international locations.
Support all chassis relevant vehicle-level certification requirements for FMVSS and ECE.
NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please
Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance may be available.
Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.