Head of Vehicle Engineering

  • Lightship Energy, Inc.
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jul 21, 2021
Full time role

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead engineering development of a world-class ground-up all-electric RV design

  • Hire and manage a small, multidisciplinary engineering team

  • Design and develop a production-quality prototype vehicle which demonstrates key Lightship technology attributes

  • Focus on subsystem integration to promote a unified vehicle experience

  • Own chassis and body construction design and manufacturing methods

  • Manage a prototype build schedule and ensure timely execution of all engineering milestones

  • Support strategic make vs. buy decisions to ensure development of core IP while mitigating execution risk

  • Develop and manage key supplier relationships

Prior Experience & Professional Qualities

  • BS engineering or similar (MS preferred)

  • Experienced leader in early-stage development of electric vehicles

  • Experience taking products from concept to production manufacturing

  • Prior experience using and/or designing recreational vehicles preferred

Organization Type


Organization Size



Consumer Goods, Energy, Materials & Manufacturing, Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Electric Cars