Mobius Motors BIW Design Engineer Job in Kenya

Mobius Motors

BIW Design Engineer

Overview: Designed, engineered, and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market.

Versatile, rugged, and durable, it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.

We are seeking to hire an BIW Design Engineer interested in a truly unique entrepreneurial opportunity to create impact on a global scale as part of our Technical Team.


The Technical team ensures that Mobius Motors has selected and developed the optimum technological solution to maximise the value and benefit of our product offering to our customers.

This encompasses the following areas:

  • Innovation: Strategic selection and application of existing and new technology in a new manner to address challenging product development needs
  • Design & Development: Utilisation of lean and agile design & development best practices to efficiently introduce new products & solutions quickly and robustly
  • Capability: Development of the right technological knowhow both internally & externally (through partners) to allow pushing the boundary of capable product development goals

Every member of the Technical team takes responsibility for supporting the business needs above, which may require expanding responsibilities as needed, additional learning, and tackling new
professional challenges beyond what is reflected in this Job Description.

Functional Areas and Responsibilities

Design & Development

  • Requirements Development: Ensure clear definition of design requirements, acceptance criteria including applicable Voice of the customer, business and regulation (VOC, VOB, VOR).
  • Design Development: Design body system components and assemblies to meet vehicle functional and performance targets.
  • CAD Model & Drawing Design: Produce accurate and timely 3D and 2D designs. Identify and resolve packaging problems. Organise and lead design reviews with peers.
  • Design for Assembly and Manufacture: Implement design for assembly and manufacture with Mobius design principles.

Project Management

  • Timelines: Plan project work to meet project timelines. Produce project plans that are accurate and adhered to.
  • Risk Management: Proactively manage system project risk.
    o Assess risks
    o Plan for risks
    o Implement and measure risk actions
    o Maintain up to date plans and communicate with team on changes


  • Virtual Product Development Analysis: Perform FEA, CAE and hand calculations to assess and improve designs.

Supply Chain Support

  • Supplier Engagement and Co-development: Engage with suppliers and supply chain team to find technical solutions.
  • Supplier Visits and Development: Support supply chain where possible with technical advice and requirements documents including trips to suppliers locally and or internationally.

Prototype Builds

  • Build Support: Assist timely completion of prototype builds where possible. Provide and explain work instructions.
  • Build Issues Management: Record and solve build and design issues in a timely manner.

Verification, Validation and Testing

  • System Testing Support: Support or lead system testing, as necessary.
    o Writing and reviewing test procedures
    o Preparing for tests
    o Record and solve testing issues in a timely manner

Production Troubleshooting

  • Production Issues support: Support planning of system production and assembly. Solve production ramp up issues.
  • Issue Resolution: Generate and implement ideas to improve manufacturability.


  • Workflow Management: Maintain up to date system information (drawings, supplier details, etc) in appropriate systems
    o BOM
    o PLM
  • Data Storage: Store analysis, supplier information etc as per company policy.

Continuous Improvement & Learning

  • Learning Engagement: Proactively and intentionally improve engineering and team skills through books, training courses and other means.
  • Continuous Improvement: Support continuous improvement at work in proactively looking for improvements to workflow, processes, products.

Lead and deliver to completion where applicable these ideas.

Knowledge & Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering or similar

Functional Knowledge & Skills

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, CATIA or AutoCAD
  • Strong fundamental engineering and physics expertise
  • Strong system knowledge both theoretical and practical
  • Welding experience and knowledge of weld quality controls
  • Passion for prototype development and a pragmatic attitude
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Ability to self-manage; taking ownership of projects: budgeting, work planning, resource management and reporting
  • A start-up personality: entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible, and able to deal well with setback
  • Reliable, diligent, and hard-working team player

How to Apply

Please note that the application channel is

The job title should be the subject of the email.

Deadline is 31st July 2020

Engineering and Technical
Updated: July 2, 2020 — 3:45 pm