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.
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)
Parking on site
Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK
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Job Type: Full time - Permanent
Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.
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