Principal Homologation Engineer

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and this role will give successful recruits the opportunity to be a part of that growth. This role will be based in our state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, working within our tight-knit but ever-expanding team.

The role of Principal Homologation Engineer will help us grow the product range and lift the quality of the engineering and its people to new heights.

This person will be responsible to manage and oversee all Homologation elements or projects and liaise with other departments. Time management is key and positive team leadership and coordination will help to a healthy and productive working environment. A hands on approach and can do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way.

Working as a Homologation Engineer at Norton your main responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

  • Carry out the acquisition, distribution, and implementation of regulatory requirements in the design, performance, and operation

  • Planning of product compliance activities, ensuring type-approval and certification is demonstrated and delivered in accordance with the new product delivery process

  • Delivery of market homologation in accordance with the business cycle plan

  • Ensure that adequate procedures that effectively and efficiently deliver product compliance and market homologations are developed, maintained, and adhered to

  • Carry out activities and systems that deliver and maintain product environment compliance

  • Ensuring application of relevant industry standards (UK and international) and benchmarking of competitor vehicles

  • Advise design and engineering teams of affected legislation, ensuring compliance

  • Working closely with the Testing and Development team to advise on product changes, generating homologation reports, writing type approval documentation and producing detailed technical reports that comply with legislative requirements

  • Managing the delivery of Outdoor Noise Regulation Assessments and activities, including not limited to coordinating/conducting assessments, completing audits and carrying out noise testing or witnessing noise testing both onsite and abroad

  • Regulatory Affairs: You will be responsible for leading several regulatory affairs workstreams on an ongoing basis, periodically representing the company within Trade Associations

  • Identification of Market Opportunities: Assess the regulatory aspects of market opportunities. Disseminate requirements through briefings, presentations and process development

  • Develop and write commissioning, qualification and validation documents following established standards and templates

  • Manage validation documentation, commissioning test scripts, qualification validation protocols, summary reports and risk assessments

  • Ensure accurate records of all validation activities.


People management:

  • Maintaining morale and motivating your team while providing leadership when required

  • Making critical decisions as required

  • Overseeing and managing the performance and development of varying levels of engineers

  • Driving and improving best practice and efficiency

  • Completing appraisals in a constructive manner

  • Identifying training and development needs, and promoting appropriate actions

  • Authorising holidays and overtime within set limits

  • Recruitment of new team members.


The successful Homologation Engineer will have:

  • Degree in Engineering or relevant qualification or relevant demonstrable experience.

  • Experience within a  similar role.

  • Ability to problem solve and keep up to date with UK and international regulations

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of vehicle regulatory compliance and market homologation activities.

  • Experience of effective process and procedure authoring and implementation.

  • You will have experience of Legislation and Certification within an automotive or commercial vehicle industry

  • Working knowledge of project planning and control techniques

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines

  • Have a strong understanding of engineering elements and drawings that may be presenting to Homologation.

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site

Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full time - Permanent

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.

Please forward your CV, portfolio and a covering letter in the first instance to stating which role you are applying for.

We have a 10 day reply policy, so if you do not hear from us within 10 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.