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Engineer – Exterior Accessory Development

Updated on 7/11/2024

Scout Motors

Scout Motors

201-500 employees

Develops all-electric trucks and SUVs

Consumer Goods

Compensation Overview

$100k - $110kAnnually

+ Bonus

Junior, Mid

Novi, MI, USA

Design Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Required Skills
Autodesk CFD
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering, systems engineering, engineering management, or specific exterior accessories work experience.
  • 2-4 years of experience in body exterior and/or exterior accessories mechanical and electrical interface development and execution. Including all three phases of product development (design, validation, and launch).
  • Skilled in utilizing CATIA for designing and developing detailed parts.
  • Strong technical skills and expertise in body exterior and/or exterior accessory components and systems, coupled with a 1st principles approach to problem solving.
  • Passion for vehicle customization.
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills.
  • Familiarity with computer-aided engineering (CAE) or direct experience in this field.
  • Experience working on Electric Vehicle programs desirable.
  • Experience with Class-A surface development desirable.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills.
  • An ability to build strong working relationships with people across all organizational levels/functional teams.
  • Strong sense of teamwork, able to act as a mentor to less experienced engineers.
  • Comfortable with the ambiguity and ability to thrive in fast-paced environments
  • Responsible for the design and release of exterior accessories for both on-road and off-road applications from concept to production.
  • Participate in and/or lead the development of RFQ packages, tech reviews, and supplier selection.
  • Lead Product Development Team(s) to collaborate cross functionally across Scout internal functions, and suppliers to set design direction, and lead development, packaging, and execution of unique Scout accessories to bring them to market.
  • Contribute to the development of product specification books, test plans, DVP&R, DFMEA, Control Plans, and Quality Assurance requirements.
  • Direct design and analysis groups to create 3D math models (CAD), complete 3D packaging, and validate with analytical models (FEA, CFD, etc.) to fulfill functional and design requirements, and ensure compatibility, using Design Rules, Regulatory items, and attributes, such as NVH, water management, craftsmanship, etc.
  • Be a key member and decision maker within the technical leadership team and liaison with all Scout functional teams.
  • Develop and maintain all component and subsystem requirements and specifications, including device transmittals and interface control documents (ICD).
  • Be involved with managing resources efficiently including infrastructure, financial, supplier partners and people.
  • Ensure all program targets, including Piece Cost, ED&D Budget, Timing, Weight, and Quality, are met.
  • Track open issues and collaborate with other functional groups as needed to drive issues to resolution efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure on-time validation and adequate testing coverage for all requirements (component, system, and vehicle) is achieved and traceability is maintained for assigned systems and components.
  • Conduct product evaluation and design reviews during prototype and pre-production development phases.
  • Develop prototypes for virtual and physical verification testing, including field testing.
  • Proactively stay attuned to new advancements, market trends, consumer experience and propose system improvements accordingly.
  • Follow automotive industry design best practices, such as: Robust Engineering, Design for Manufacturability, and Design for Serviceability.

Scout Motors Inc. excels in the automotive industry by focusing on the development of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs, emphasizing sustainable transportation solutions. This forward-thinking approach reflects the company's commitment to environmental responsibility and positions them at the forefront of emerging automotive technologies. Working at Scout Motors offers the opportunity to be part of a team that values innovation and is dedicated to shaping the future of the automotive sector.

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Detroit, Michigan



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth