Job Description – Engineering Manager (Chassis and Powertrain)
Norton Motorcycles is without doubt one of the most exciting 2 wheel brands in the world. This iconic British brand has recently been acquired by Indian giant TVS, who are looking to invest in its product range and Design & Engineering capability here in the UK.
As such, we are looking for a time served Engineering Manager to help us grow the product range and lift the quality of the engineering and its people to new highs.
The role of Engineering Manager will be to manage and oversee both Chassis and Powertrain elements of projects. Timely decision making and positive team leadership is key 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.
You will be overseeing the day-to-day running of a busy design function and be working hand in hand with the design teams to ensure Norton’s remain at the forefront of design and engineering integration.
Working as the Engineering Manager your main responsibilities will include;
● Overseeing and managing the correct benchmarking of industry standards and competitor vehicles.
● Production and management of timelines for projects in conjunction with respective team leaders and Principal Engineers.
● Overseeing first release Engineers lists and drawings.
● Support in the selection of materials and manufacturing process.
● Manage the manufacture, assembly and testing of mule bikes.
● Ensuring the design ethos is carried through to production.
Key characteristics that the Engineering Manager should demonstrate;
The management of your team including;
● Keeping morale high and motivating your team while providing leadership when required.
● Making critical decisions as required.
● Recognising the training needs of staff.
● Keeping staff working within departmental procedures.
● Completing Team Leader appraisals.
● Authorising Team Leader holidays and overtime within set limits.
● Assisting in the recruitment of new team members
● The ability to constructively challenge
Candidates will need to satisfy the following essential requirements;
● An interest and understanding of fundamental motorcycle principles.
● Practical hands-on engineering and mechanical experience.
● A minimum of 10 years automotive engineering management background.
● Proven experience in a similar role.
● Pro-E or CREO experience is preferred but not essential.
● An understanding of Chassis, Powertrain and Electronics and their interactions.
● A knowledge of DFM and DFA..
● Be experienced in materials and manufacturing processes.
Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK
Job Type: Full-time
Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.
Please forward your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to firstname.lastname@example.org stating which role you are applying for.