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CAD ModelerSanta Monica.

CAD Modeler

Santa Monica | United States | 90405

HRU has teamed up with Volkswagen to find a CAD Modeler for its Santa Monica, CA location. This is a long-term contract position with the possibility to go direct down the line. If you have automotive OEM experience, a Bachelor's Degree and are a US Citizen/Green Card Holder, this position could be for you!

The CAD Modeler is responsible for translating design sketches into highly refined virtual 3D models. This position requires a very good surface understanding, creative skills and an aesthetic sense/eyes of car design to present the best designs in the most compelling visual language to VWGoA Leadership and Customers. This position works actively and closely with exterior, interior, and color and trim teams to develop, execute and compliment the design concepts of the studio.

CAD modeling -(75%}

• Works as part of a team of exterior designers, interior designers, color and trim designers, and CAD modelers and fabrication modelers.

• Interprets project needs and develops concepts to suit stated purpose of projects.

• Develops surface data records based on sketches, renderings, engineering drawings and also based on own design proposals.

• Is an integral player in solving design and engineering conflicts, theme translation and surfacing problems

• Provides support for VR, Animation, and 2D/3D users within Volkswagen Design.

Visualization -(20%}

• Develops data records and design concepts for virtual presentations of vehicles exteriors, interiors and components .

• Prepares and tracks time/project-procedure schedules in coordination with the head of studio.

• Delivers presentations of final results on the scheduled dates.

Project Tracking/Coordination - (5%}

• Organizes and estimates the time to complete projects/assignments, according to internal presentations and presentations happening in Germany.

• Prepares and tracks time/project-procedure schedules in coordination with the head of studio.

• Delivers presentations of final results on the scheduled dates.

Required Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in Automotive or Industrial Design or equivalent

• 5+ Years of Modeling & Design Experience

• Advanced level of CAD surface modeling. A-class surfacing

• Excellent CAD visualization skills (VRED or equivalent)

• Extensive knowledge of vehicle packaging and hard points

Desired Experience:

• Skilled in other 2D and 3D software (VR, Grasshopper, animation, After Effect...)

• Extensive knowledge of the VW Brand

• Wide interest/knowledge of creative industry (e.g. entertainment, product design, fashion)

• Deep knowledge of American culture and automotive market


• Analytical and conceptual thinking- using logic and reason, creative and strategic

• Communication skills - interpersonal, presentation and written

• Computer savvy - skilled in the use of software

• Integration - joining people, processes or systems

• Influencing and negotiation skills

• Problem solving

• Resource management

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