Senior Electrical 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 an Senior Electrical 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 Senior Electrical Engineer will be to develop network interfaces, specifications and software functional specifications. 

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring components used on the vehicle meet requirements set by internal teams and external suppliers and team reviews are held at the right team.

  • Ensuring all electrical parts are released correctly for the vehicle and build phase and other engineers are aware of this.

  • Identifying and working with software suppliers capable of developing the required software and agreeing the direction with the wider business.

  • Working with the relevant suppliers on the development of this software within the scope previously defined. Understanding any relevant legislation (e.g., OBD2 etc) and ensure full compliance.

  • Owning the network (CAN / LIN etc) specifications and/or DBC files across multiple product lines to ensure all suppliers and vehicles are following the same direction.

  • Considering functional safety / fail safety requirements in the development of this.

  • Ensuring the vehicles remain functional / safe in fault conditions.

  • Considering network security and ability to protect from external intrusion.

  • Creating, agreeing, and implementing a software release strategy for each vehicle/build phase.

  • Creating, agreeing, and implementing a strategy to understand which software updates are compatible together and which specific bikes are suitable with which strategy.

  • Identifying and considering any future trends of software and diagnostic delivery (e.g., SOTA/FOTA).

Personal Specification

The candidate must have experience in the following:

  • CAN/LIN specification development and testing.

  • OBD2 requirements.

  • Diagnostic software creation.

  • Issue tracking, route cause replication and resolution.

  • CAN based tools including Vector CANalzyer experience.

  • Indepth CANbus system knowledge.

The candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or software degree, or similar combined with relevant industry experience and no less than 5 year’s industry experience.

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.