Senior HV Inverter 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 HV Inverter electronics 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 HV Inverter electronics engineer will be to design and develop the Inverter system down to PCB level. This could include creating specifications, initial requirements and drawings, selecting high power components, designing schematics & layouts, reviewing suppliers specifications and drawings for suitability and creating any relevant test documentation to validate against. You will be responsible for your design areas from concept to production.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a HV Inverter electronics engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Understanding the requirements across the product range that must be considered in the development of inverter system for use on the motorcycle.

  • Creating, agreeing, and maintaining specification/requirements documents (environmental/thermal/EMC/electrical etc) that can be used to ensure all selected components are suitable.

  • Working with other engineers within the wider teams to ensure that all requirements are captured.

  • Creating and reviewing I/O and external world documents for the development of new components.

  • Designing LV and HV PCBs with toolsets such as OrCAD, Fusion 360

  • Working with the testing lead to create test and validation procedures for all new and existing components.

  • Validating the fundamental design of electrical components with external suppliers.

  • Working with other engineers on the optimal locations / packaging of any items where required based on internal and external requirements.

  • Support the integration engineers through the development of the vehicles to ensure and issues are identified and resolved in a timely manner.

  • Working with other departments in the selection of suitable suppliers and components.

  • Working with the wider electrical team to develop functional specifications and requirements for modules.

Personal Specification

The candidate must have experience in the following:

  • PCB design & release

  • Component selection

  • HV safety and requirements

  • HV systems

  • Automotive electrical component specification

  • Owning and creating specification documents

  • ISO/similar standards for component testing / design

  • Debugging/Fault investigation

  • Component level testing and fault finding.

  • CAN/LIN/i2C/SPI communication and simulation methods.

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

  • Direct experience of component electrical design (e.g., PCB design) from a Tier1 supplier

  • CREO / Pro-engineer

  • OrCAD/Fusion 360

  • System topology design

The candidate must have an Electrical Engineering 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.