Head of Relationships and Design

Applied EV

Applied EV

Customer Service, Design
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023


We are an Australian technology company creating the future of mobility with software-defined driverless transport. To build this new future and respond to growing demand, we are on the hunt to employ fresh thinking, technical minds to join our dynamic team, where we will continue to innovate and thrive together.

Applied EV develops safety-rated, autonomous-ready, digital control systems (Digital Backbone) and modular vehicle platforms (Blanc Robot), for global commercial applications. We are developing the next generation of mobility, where vehicles run entirely on software and are programmable, improving efficiency & sustainability.

Applied EV creates an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for technology, automotive and innovation to explore our open positions and join our growing team.


The Role:

Support the Chief Executive Officer and Board to grow the business. This is a global role with a responsibility across design, engineering, customer and stakeholder engagement.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with the senior executive team to:

  • Lead the technical design function of the business;
  • Deliver hands on technical design leadership;
  • Provide ongoing insights to drive commercial outcomes;
  • Deliver Executive level customer relationship management with key C-suite executives globally.
  • Deliver technical designs, from concept through to engineering deliverables; and
  • Interface with external parties, stakeholders and clients to achieve company objectives.

Experience / Requirements:

  • 20+ years as a senior / lead designer director in the automotive industry.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Industrial Design and Mechanical or related Engineering
  • Strong design experience with the capability to produce calculations and design documentation, as well as practical experience in large scale automotive design.
  • Exceptional executive level customer relationship management expertise
  • Outstanding communications skills, muliti-lingual and fluent in English, Japanese and Portuguese preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering large projects on-time and on-budget.
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and be creative in solving complex problems including conflict, priorities and resourcing.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent Applied EV and productively participate in sensitive commercial negotiations.
  • Experience in developing design solutions in international markets.