Lead Engineer, Chassis & Brake Systems

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world's most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www. – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker's social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Job Location

  • USA – CA – Manhattan Beach, CA (Hybrid).
  • General Role Overview

    Reporting directly to the Director, Chassis Engineering, this role will work is responsible for the design and release of our Brake System components, working with our engineering partners and component suppliers to lead the design, sourcing, development, validation, and production launch of the Chassis Brakes components for EV vehicles. This role requires outstanding skills in leadership, analysis, critical thinking, conflict management, and risk management.

    The Lead Engineer will work across the organization and with our engineering partner and component suppliers to ensure upstream and downstream impacts are identified, communicated, and aligned. This role requires exceptional communication and organizational skills.

    A successful candidate needs to thrive in a pressurized environment using data and facts to help identify risks, manage resources, and solve problems quickly and effectively. A strong team ethic with the ability to interact at all levels and across business boundaries is required to be successful in this position.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as the key point of contact for Chassis Brake Systems within the Fisker organization.

  • Lead Product Design and Development teams for Chassis Brake Systems.

  • Define performance targets for Chassis Brake Systems working with Fisker's Attribute Expert for Vehicle Dynamics and Brake Systems.

  • Responsible for Business and Technical target setting and monitoring.

  • Responsible for program metrics generation, including component weight, timing, delivery status, and cost status.

  • Identify design, development, and validation disconnects and proactively identify and implement all required resolution activities.

  • Perform DFMEA, Root Cause Analysis, Benchmarking and DVP&R for automotive systems.

  • Proficient with using Team Center and CATIA (or equivalent) and knowledgeable of using JIRA, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.

  • Work with Purchasing on new supplier engagement and capability assessments.

  • Material and process assessments.

  • Participate in the creation of validation test plans and ensure US, EU, and China regulatory compliance.

  • Participate in production launch and quality issue resolution activities and implement corrective actions.

  • Support other Fisker Lead Chassis Engineers with their subsystems. May be asked to lead other Chassis subsystems if work balancing is needed. Therefore, overall Chassis knowledge is a plus.

  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field. Master of Science is preferred.

  • 8 to 11 years of relevant professional experience in Chassis Brake Systems design and development in the Automotive industry.

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Competencies

  • Experience with ESP / IBOOSTER, OPD Brake Systems, Regenerative braking, and integration.

  • Experience with foundation brakes and performance.

  • Experience with CAD systems, including 2D drawing, 3D models, and GD&T. CATIA V5 / V6 is preferred.

  • Experience with FEA analysis methodology, interpreting the analysis results for design change improvement.

  • Experience with structural component machining and manufacturing processes, including casting, stamping, extrusion, welding, etc.

  • Vehicle launch experience.

  • Familiarity with US, EU, and China vehicle regulations.

  • Deep curiosity to understand the product and direct competitors.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with the engineering partners, component suppliers, and intraorganizational customers.

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

  • Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to travel both domestically and internationally, as required.
  • Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. unassisted, bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.
  • Disclaimer Statement

  • May perform other duties as assigned.
  • Expected Salary Range

    $114,345.00 to $167,853.00 per year.

    Additional Compensation

    Salary is one part of total compensation, which includes bonuses, equity awards as applicable, and benefits.

    An employee is eligible to participate in Fisker's equity program, subject to the rules governing such programs.


    Fisker provides comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, and disability insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Fisker covers most of the premiums for employees.

    The salary offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, education/training, certifications, key skills, experience, internal peer equity, as well as business considerations. Fisker reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position within the salary range listed, taking into account the wide variety of factors listed above.

    EEOC Statement

    Fisker Group Inc. (“Fisker”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment at Fisker is governed by merit, qualifications, and professional competence. Fisker does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, national origin / ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity / expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, pregnancy or related conditions, or any other basis protected by law.

    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department.



    Job details


    Lead Engineer, Chassis & Brake Systems




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 29, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Fisker Inc. is an American automotive company founded by Henrik Fisker and his wife Geeta Gupta-Fisker. Launched in 2016 and based in Southern California, Fisker Inc. is the successor to Fisker Automotive, which produced the Fisker Karma. Fisker Inc. is developing the Fisker Ocean, an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) with an estimated range of 300–350 miles (480–560 km), with production expected to begin in late 2022. Until 2021, Fisker was working on the development of solid-state battery technologies that could enable as much as 500 mi (800 km) of range with a 1 minute charge.


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