Mechanical Engineer – Body Structures

Engineering San Francisco, California


XDIN subsidiary of ALTEN Group, includes 500 employees dedicated to the automotive engineering development. ALTEN is a Leader in Engineering & Information Technology system, and operates in over 21 countries (Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Middle East) with more than 28,000 employees of which 88% are engineers.


At XDIN, we are always looking for world-class talent to lead our global teams through commitment and dedication to our OEM and Tier I clients. We believe in quality support from concept through production, and delivering the best customer experience while at the same time attaining a great place to work!


XDIN Offers 

  • Competitive wages, BOE.
  • Major health, dental insurance benefits and vision savings plan. 401k, and basic life.
  • Supplemental benefits such as short-term disability, accident, cancer and life insurance.
  • Paid company holidays and earned time off.

We place a high value on thought leadership. We want every employee to develop all the skills required to become an engineering and technology thought leader; contributing to the knowledge assets of our team and our clients. From day one, every consultant is trained and mentored to elevate their careers.



  • Design and develop weight-efficient BIW structural designs to deliver the highest level of performance in NVH, durability and crash performance
  •  Perform detailed analysis of sections properties, materials, and manufacturing processes through benchmarking
  •  Interact with the design studio and the styling surface to assess feasibility for a world-class vehicle body structure
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams such as CAE by interpreting and using analysis results to guide and evolve the design
  • Work with manufacturing to ensure efficient process sequence and build quality
  • Conduct physical tests on the design to meet performance targets
  • Coordinates and communicates with interfacing Suppliers
  • Effectively provide direction to others and negotiate a balanced solution
  • Work with internal customers, Manufacturing, Design and Product development, as well as the Supply Base, on items such as tool buy-offs and secondary component changes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Expertise in vehicle closure systems design
  • MUST HAVE - Experience with CATIA v5 or v6
  • Solid track record of successful system level integration
  • Experience working with Class A surface data
  • Experience with castings, the extrusion process, stampings, and their advantages and limitations
  • Working knowledge of Aluminum and Magnesium structure joining techniques
  • Proof of excellence in your past position, while demonstrating profound creativity in resolving mechanical design problems
  • Experience in full life cycle, from concept to prototype to full production



The Location: This opportunity is based in San Francisco, CA