Mechanical Engineer — Body Structures

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

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design a body support structure and body panels for a unique, electric RV

  • Take a body design concept from renders, to a detailed design, to reality

  • Collaborate with aerodynamics engineering to ensure detailed design remains low-drag

  • Experiment with various material layup and joining techniques, optimizing across a range of criteria to deliver an engineered result

  • Develop and run FEA simulations to confirm structural integrity under various load cases

  • Fabricate prototype parts (machining, 3-D printing, welding) in-house

  • Perform tolerance stack-up / GD&T analyses where necessary

  • Select and work closely with suppliers to manage part quality and delivery timing

  • Develop and perform component and system level testing

  • Aid technicians in the assembly of your subsystems

Prior Experience & Professional Qualities

  • BSME engineering or similar

  • Design experience with composite materials preferred

  • Experience with production-level vehicle design (automotive, aerospace, watercraft, etc.) preferred

  • 5+ years of mechanical design engineering (multidisciplinary skills preferred)

  • Skilled modeler using 3-D CAD tools such as CATIA, Solidworks, Fusion 360, Onshap

Organization Type


Organization Size



Consumer Goods, Energy, Materials & Manufacturing, Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Electric Cars