Senior EDS 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. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning.

The Role 

We are looking for experienced a Senior EDS Engineer to help us grow the product range and lift the quality of the motorcycle design to new highs.

As a member of the electrical engineering team, the role of Senior EDS Engineer will be to primarily design and develop the vehicle wiring harness layout and associated components. You may also be involved in packaging electrical components and modules. You will be responsible for your design areas from concept to production and have ability to dictate the direction the commodity development process moves in. You will be coming into a blank sheet of paper and be able to make your mark early on.

Duties and Responsibilities 

As an EDS engineer, you will primarily be responsible for:

  • Actively designing vehicle schematics whilst taking into consideration all of the automotive and engineering design requirements, such as CSA optimisation, fuse blow calculations etc

  • Creating and ensuring all electrical component attributes are defined and controlled for the EDS system

  • Working with the wider engineering teams on bracket, channel or other retention option designs, as required.

  • Translating the design onto a 2D drawing.

  • Working with other engineers to ensure the design is accurate.

  • Working with other engineers and suppliers to improve the wiring design and packaging of their components where necessary.

  • Creating, maintaining, and updating best practice documentation and procedures.

  • Creating, maintaining, and updating DVP requirements relevant to this area.

  • Taking part in trial build activities and create documentation to support assembly.

This role has some flexibility whereby it may expand to include packaging of other electrical items such as control modules, sensors etc.

In addition, you will also be responsible for:

  • Production of realistic, logical and relevant plans and timelines for your areas of responsibility.

  • Ensuring timely release of all components and design changes in keeping with project timeline.

  • Successfully communicating and working with key internal departments and suppliers to ensure quality design and feasibility.

  • Following and policing company, departmental and quality policies.

  • Ensuring application of relevant industry standards and benchmarking of competitor components.

  • Presenting designs in reviews with senior management across the company.

  • Attending and inputting into the engineering reviews and discussions.

  • Making decisions as required.

  • Assisting with technical questions and engineering support.

  • Mentoring less experienced design engineers.

  • Driving and improving best practice and efficiency.

  • Promoting and actively gaining knowledge in new fields of engineering and technology.

  • Sharing and communication of technical knowledge including creating and maintaining department procedures.

  • Assisting in the recruitment of new team members.

Personal Specification

The candidate must have experience in the following:

  • EDS design experience, ideally from multiple industries or OEM/Tier 1 suppliers.

  • Knowledge of EDS materials, limitations, and processes.

  • Knowledge of DFA and DFM requirements for EDS items.

  • Ability to design brackets, channels and conduits with some support.

  • EDS CAD design software (Capital / Zuken / Arcadia / VeSys etc)

  • 3D CAD design software (CREO / Pro-Engineer / Catia etc.)

The candidate ideally would have experience in the following, but this is not essential:

  • Knowledge of 3d MCAD / ECAD sync.

  • CREO / Pro-Engineer toolset.

  • Capital / VeSys 2.0

  • Experience and ability to design bracket, channels, or conduits independently.

  • Packaging of electrical components / modules.

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

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience

It is essential that you send both your CV and a cover letter when applying for this role. Please also state where you heard about this vacancy within your application.

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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.