Lead Mechanical Engineer - Vehicle

Hyperloop One Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 3 months ago


  • The Virgin Hyperloop One Pod team is responsible for designing and delivering the hyperloop passenger vehicle. The Pod team has primary ownership of the vehicle's structures, thermal management systems, interiors, and environmental control and life support systems. We're a multidisciplinary, cross-functional team that designs and integrates numerous systems across the pod


  • Lead the mechanical design, testing, and procurement of subsystems within the vehicle, including the chassis, structure, mechanisms, or suspension

  • Leverage design experience to create and approve solutions to meet challenging requirements

  • Prioritize, coordinate, and schedule work with those involved to deliver on time

  • Review analysis of the design, including FEA results, and approve design releases

  • Oversee CAD modeling and integration efforts

  • Own the definition, scoping, execution, and delivery of technology development tests and initial prototypes

  • Work with internal teams and external vendors to ensure timely build and delivery of functional hardware, report on status to leadership

  • Design structural components to meet targets for mass, stiffness, fatigue life, corrosion, manufacturing, maintenance, inspection, and certification

  • Develop team guidelines, processes and best practices to ensure consistent, high-quality engineering design in all products; leverage industry best practices

  • Provide technical mentoring and guidance for junior engineers

  • Direct and review work of external vendors and engineers


  • Strong intuition and knowledge within mechanical system designs, from first principles concepts through design of production hardware

  • Ability to lead in a technically-uncertain environment

  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced engineering environment, make decisions, and effectively lead tasks and meet challenging deadlines

  • Must be a good communicator, both spoken and written, as they will interface with many parties both inside and outside the company


  • S. or M.S. in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related engineering field

  • Understanding mechanical design sizing and modeling at various levels of fidelity from roughly-sized concepts to fully-detailed models analyzed against a suite of load cases

  • Knowledge of attachments and joints (bolts and screws, pins, welding, joint stiffness)

  • Deep knowledge of mechanics of materials (stress, strain, stiffness, torsion, bending, buckling, structural shapes)

  • Knowledge of general structural materials (carbon and alloy steels, aluminum)

  • Proficient level skill in at least one CAD package, strong working knowledge of GD&T

  • Working familiarity with Finite Element Analysis (common constraints and load types and their behavior, a strong sense for good approximations of physical situations, basic meshing)

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication methods

  • Knowledge of dynamic mechanical systems and basic structural dynamics (damping, stiffness, resonance, modes and mode shapes, transient response)


  • Experience taking a mechanical design from concept through release, build, test and to production on one or more occasions

  • Experience leading a small team of mechanical designers

  • Experience with a completed lifecycle of design, fabrication, testing, and certification of a human rated aerospace structure

  • Hands on experience validating and verifying mechanical systems using laboratory and in-field testing

  • Certification testing for passenger rated air transportation (FAA Part 23, Part 25, etc.)

Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the "Ban the Box" legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.

To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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