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Senior Underbody Design Engineer

Honda North America
United States, Ohio, Columbus
September 23, 2022
Honda Dev. and Mfg of Am.,LLC

Senior Underbody Design Engineer

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

This role requires collaborating with cross-functional divisions to develop automotive body structures and components in the Underbody Design department that meet or exceed customer expectations while balancing vehicle performance, styling, marketability, manufacturing, profitability, and other design constraints & considerations. Design responsibilities may include both structural and/or styled parts in the engine room, floor, and bumper areas utilizing a variety of materials (steel, aluminium, plastics, composites, etc.) as well as manufacturing processes (stamping, injection molding, extrusion, casting, etc.). Additional responsibilities may include researching & developing new technologies for future vehicle applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide project leadership by establishing schedule, deliverables, priorities, etc. for a team of designers within the underbody design area.
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance, and mentoring to less experienced designers.
  • Correlate and negotiate with internal Honda contacts including other design departments, test departments, styling studio, factories and purchasing.
  • Lead part development activities with suppliers, setting design targets and confirming prospect to achieve requirements.
  • Support part and vehicle verification, including developing countermeasures as necessary.
  • Estimate and manage part cost, weight, and investment throughout development, including review of supplier quotes.

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience and Education

  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
  • 7+ years experience

Desired skills:

  • CATIA or other 3D CAD software, self-motivated, organized, multitasker, effective verbal and written communication.

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Manager Lease Car Program (No Cost - Car, Maintenance, Insurance)
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.