Various Positions, Changan Automobile

Turin, Italy


Changan Automobile European Design Center was founded in 2006 in Turin, Italy, and the permanent base was inaugurated in 2012. Changan Europe is the first of Changan's overseas R&D centers and plays a significant role among the "Three Locations in Three Countries" design centers.

It has comprehensive development, technology and communication tools and is able to guarantee the smooth progress of each project, with real time global sharing of information and technology as well as 24 hour continuous design operations. It is engaged in the entire development process of automotive design including interior and exterior design, advanced design, CAS modeling and post-process modeling. Each of its departments is composed of international professional teams, including creative designers, experienced modelers, and experts in CAS and engineering.

Changan is willing to enhance your ability to deliver ambitious portfolios of vehicles across multiple segments. Your ideas and contribution will be the key to Changan's global success! The following positions are currently open for application:

CTM (Color Trim and Material) Lead Designer

  • Minimum 6 years related and hands on experience in the automotive field (show car and production)
  • Able to lead and drive a small dedicated team 
  • Ideate, develop concepts and execute final design of colors, materials and finishes in relation to the overall design and brand strategy for the Changan brands
  • Collaborate with exterior and interior designers in creating and developing appropriate CMF palettes
  • Specify color, materials and finishes for exterior and interior surfaces
  • Creating innovative and beautiful color and trim designs for both interior and exterior projects
  • Knowledge of materials and technologies, both future and current
  • Awareness of the high end luxury market sector, from fashion to product and interior design
  • Able to work effectively as team player, within the studio, externally with suppliers, and across the business
  • Confident and proficient presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills in English

Senior Interior Product Details Designer

  • With minimum 5 years work experience in product design with significant experience in automotive details design
  • High level of creativity and capacity to express ideas through both free hand and computer sketch/rendering (i.e. Adobe software etc.)
  • Hands on experience with 3D physical models (full and scale models) as well as virtual models
  • Must have in-depth technical knowledge of prototyping, manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Must understand the fundamental differences in design and engineering of premium cars
  • Must have demonstrated an ability to deliver successful designs under tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout career
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects
  • Excellent at creating and maintaining cross-functional working relationships
  • Strategic thinker, well organized and flexible with an open mind and willingness to learn more
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Problem-setting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well as part of an international team and able to work effectively as a team player
  • Preference will be given to designers who have good knowledge of Asian culture and customer expectations/behaviors
  • A Bachelor Degree or higher in Industrial or Product Design

Senior Alias / Maya/ Icemsurf Digital Designers

  • Minimum 5 years significant experience in a global automotive OEM studio environment
  • High level of skill taking 2D sketches to 3D modeling in Alias, Icemsurf or Maya Experience providing technical guidance in the development of exteriors/interiors
  • Sufficient knowledge in the area of design, engineering and diverse model development
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Less experience can be considered as Junior

Senior Automotive Lighting Engineer

  • With minimum 5 years relevant experience in a global automotive OEM studio environment
  • BS/MS degree in Engineering
  • Main role is developing and improving vehicle exterior lighting
  • Develop innovative solutions to improve exterior lighting from cost/mass, performance and quality perspectives
  • Create and present technical reports to communicate project status and results
  • Assess current lamp design and recommend engineering improvements
  • Knowledge of EC/Asia lamp regulations is required
  • Knowledge of design, manufacturing and assembly of Exterior Lighting is required
  • Experience utilizing Computer Aided Design tools (capability in CATIA V5)
  • Responsibilities include creating 3D designs and 2D layouts of automotive exterior and interior lighting from initial concept through mass production
  • Candidate will be responsible for detailed component calculations, investigating ways to reduce component cost and weight, and assessing feasibility for packaging of electrical lighting components throughout the vehicle
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects

Senior Physical Clay Modeler (interior/exterior)

  • With minimum 10 years relevant experience as a physical clay modeler in a global automotive OEM studio environment

Senior Studio Engineer

  • Minimum 10 years related and hands on experience in the automotive field of engineering, vehicle Architecture Body Engineering (interior and exterior) and Trim
  • Significant experience and skills with CAD (Catia V5 Parametric methodology)
  • Must have in-depth technical knowledge of automotive manufacturing processes
  • Must have in-depth technical knowledge of exterior/interior styling model construction process
  • Must have in-depth technical knowledge of mechanical and occupant packages
  • Interpretation ability and application of health and safety standards and laws (local and international)
  • A thorough understanding of technical concepts and intelligence in the interpretation of virtual 3D surfaces
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Preference will be given to who has the experience in leading international and multicultural teams

UI/UX Designer

  • Minimum 2 to 5+ years experience in software/mobile/web environment
  • Incredible passion for user experience (UX) and usability
  • Solid understanding of touch screen technology
  • Strong creative, design, and visualization skills
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Hands-on "getting things done" attitude
  • "Pixel-perfectionist" with superb attention to design detail
  • Ability to work independently, but also in a team environment
  • Motion prototyping (After Effects) & audio creation skills are a plus
  • Interaction prototyping (in code) a huge plus
  • Adobe Creative Suite expert
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects

HMI Developer/engineer

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years in automotive / software / mobile / video games / web
  • Passionate about interaction and natural user interface
  • Sensitive to front end development, especially delightful interactions, animations, visual design etc
  • Maker attitude to develop HMI concepts with the UX designers and propose architecture and tools to achieve the goals
  • Knowledge of Adobe creative is a plus
  • Requirements: XML, C++, Qt/QML, Rightware Kanzi
  • Platform: Windows, Linux, Android, iOS etc

HMI and UX Ergonomics

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years in automotive / software / mobile / video games / web
  • Experienced in user research and analysis of user needs
  • Specialist in evaluation methods and user tests
  • Passionate about UX methodology and able to support research, workshop and wireframes phase
  • Self-motivated with strong communication skills and ability to handle multiple projects
  • English language environment, Chinese spoken and written would be a huge plus
  • Graduated in human factor studies, able to understand the needs of users in different parts of the world and collaborate with suppliers
  • Knowledge of automotive environment is a huge plus

The above candidates are required to have strong communication skills in English.

We offer excellent working conditions in our Turin design studio as well as competitive salary packages.

Interested candidates are invited to apply with a detailed CV (in Word Format please) and an up-to-date design portfolio (less than 10 MB ) by email to with a picture of yourself (JPEG format, smaller than 1MB).