Vehicle Architecture Engineer

  • Contract role
  • Immediate start
  • Work for a Global Mobility Company

Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives progress. Its a belief that has always fuelled our passion to create great cars and trucks. And today, it drives our commitment to become the worlds most trusted mobility company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world that help people move more safely, confidently and freely.

The Ford Product Development team bring engineering ideas to life, making driving more exciting, enjoyable and sustainable. New methods of recycling, alternative fuel vehicles, voice-activated technologies and leading vehicle safety initiatives are just some of the ideas that are improving the way we drive today. Youll become part of a global team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products - and it is always ready to go further.

Come join the team redefining the future of mobility solutions!


About the Role:


Invenio Engineering Solutions have been a recruitment partner with Ford for close to 30 years. Founded in Australia in 1990, Invenio is a pioneering business solutions company with world class expertise in Specialist Recruitment, Design and Manufacturing Software and Technical Services in Australia and New Zealand.

We have a long and successful history supporting the largest OEMs in the Australian automotive industry with high calibre staffing and technical services. The industry has seen significant change in Australia over the past few years and has required the best support from the most capable providers, which Invenio has delivered through our network of highly qualified associates with experience ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies and government agencies.

Our focus on relationship management with both the candidate and employer sets us apart, making us your ideal employment partner.

We are currently seeking an experienced and self-motivated Vehicle Architecture Engineer for a contract role within Fords Product Development team based in Melbourne.


In this role you will be working in a dynamic global environment You will Lead Vehicle Architecture Engineering activities on Global Vehicle / Truck Programs, including delivery of Occupant Package and Mechanical Integration. Reports to the AP Vehicle Architecture Supervisor.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead Vehicle Architecture (Occupant and Mechanical Integration) activities in line with the Ford Global Product Development System (GPDS) process and One Ford principles
  • Lead the delivery of feasible vehicle architecture solutions at a system and vehicle level in support of all major program milestones. This requires a high level of effective communication skills and ability to manage large cross-functional teams of people from various attributes and functions
  • Execution of CAD-based (DPA) and Physical Design Verification (DV) testing to support Engineering Sign-Off.
  • Support senior management reviews (AP and Global).
  • Lead cross-functional packaging and layout reviews.
  • Assist and lead the team in problem resolution

Required Skills & Knowledge :

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in Engineering or a related field
  • Preferred 3-5 years relevant industry experience
  • Package and/or CAD (CATIA V5 / TCE / VisMockup) experience is essential
  • Experience in working with a team from a broad range of cross-functional areas with often competing objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the issue resolution process. A broad understanding of all major vehicle systems and a customer focused mindset is required to facilitate this process.
  • High energy, self-starter, with the ability and desire to take the responsibility to deliver results with minimal supervision.
  • Ability and courage to effectively communicate key issues and make informed recommendations to senior management.
  • Team player with a positive and flexible can-do attitude.

02/12/2019 $0 Northern Suburbs 1 Engineering
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