Senior Principal OR Principal NVH 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 

Norton is looking for a well experienced individual (Senior Principal Or Principal) with a hands-on approach and can-do attitude. Must have the ability to manage and oversee significant elements of design projects, handle data and software alongside building a team. This could be overall design responsibility of a NVH platform or ownership of a design and development area. You will also be responsible for your areas from concept to production and have responsibility for managing, mentoring and developing a team of engineers and their workloads. The individual should be able to plan, test and measure processes sufficiently.  

This role will report to the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and handle creating this exciting project of building the department in a constructive way.  

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Develop vehicles to work alongside Homologation legislation 

  • Make sure all vehicles to successfully pass NVH testing which may link to homologation 

  • Create a strong NVH customer interface to allow any questions to be dealt with efficiently and effectively 

  • Plan and manage NVH project activities 

  • Being able to provide support to engineering teams in the UK and India 

  • Working closely with the component engineers to deliver targets 

  • Planning the tuning, demonstration, validation and deployment of the agreed systems 

  • Be responsible for benchmarking and target setting 

  • Make sure that the NVH performance target is delivered by collaborating with the launch team 

  • Managing the delivering reports from the team, to report back to the CEO/CTO and Senior Engineering Management Team 

  • Knowledge of vibration reduction techniques and structure-borne road noise as well as Principal Component and Modal Analysis is essential 

  • Leadership of teams to deliver NVH targets and resolve of any issues by meeting accurately and sufficiently the targets 

  • Being able to support vehicle NVH development and Acoustic Package commodity  

 

Personal Specification 

  • Have a strong hands on approach to help develop the departmental structure and work processes  

  • People management skills including effective team management by empowering people and enhancing their work ethos 

  • A strong communicator who is able to communicate complicated ideas 

  • Effective negotiator, being able to challenge the status quo 

  • Work well under pressure  

  • Working  independently in a demanding work environment to deliver targets 

  • Be results driven and support others to do their best  

  • Being able to work in a fast-paced work environment 

  • Problem solving skills 

 

Knowledge/skills 

  • Well experienced with People management processes and tasks 

  • Strong understanding of vehicle NVH fundamentals and ideology 

  • Strong communication skills  

  • Ability to use hardware & software 

  • Experience of management multiple projects simultaneously 

  • Expertise of influencing other departments and management 

  • Understanding of Engineering (chassis, powertrain and electrical) to deliver the best quality and performance 

  • Ability to identify problems and lead to resolution 

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

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS

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 hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com 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.