Vehicle Dynamics Controls Engineer - Manager

Salt Lake City, UT


Nikola Motor Company, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is looking to fill the role of Vehicle Dynamics Manager.


As an innovative, engineering company that proudly serves a global customer base; our proven formula of integrating talented people, developing robust processes, and investing in advanced technology is causing amazing growth and expansion!

Our new Vehicle Dynamics Manager will have a developed expertise in CAE, Objective Testing, Subjective Evaluation, and Vehicle Development for Automotive, Defense, Commercial, Power sports, and Motorsports arenas.

RESPONSIBILITIES: You will be responsible for developing core competency and capability in the area of Vehicle Dynamics, to include but not limited to: Analytical and CAE, Objective Testing, Subjective Evaluation, Vehicle Development for Ride, Suspension, Steering, Handling, Braking. - Subject Matter Expert support - Systems support in: Tires, Wheels, Brakes; Springs, ARBs, Dampers, Bumpers; Steering; Bushings; Aerodynamics; Active chassis systems

Requirements: - Desired Education and Training: BS, MS or PhD in Automotive, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Controls Engineering - Auto OE proving ground certification (sub and limit handling) - Auto OE expert level subjective evaluation certification - Desired Knowledge and Skills: - Vehicle Dynamics theory - Vehicle Dynamics CAE tools & methods - Adams - Carsim - Trucksim - Matlab, Simulink, Simscape, - Vehicle Dynamics objective testing - Data acquisition hardware, instrumentation and data analysis tools - Vehicle Dynamics DNA metrics - SAE, ISO vehicle dynamics test standards and procedures - Vehicle Dynamics subjective evaluation - Auto OE expert level subjective evaluation for ride, steering, handling, and braking - Vehicle Development and System Subject Matter Expert

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