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Careers - Senior Powertrain Engineer

Job Description - Senior Powertrain Engineer 

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 Senior Powertrain Engineer to help us grow the product range and lift the quality of the engineering and its people to new highs.

The role of Senior Powertrain Engineer will be to support all 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 helping with the delivery of all powertrain projects including new platforms and support for existing powertrains.


Working as a Senior Powertrain Engineer your main responsibilities will include;

● Overseeing and managing the correct benchmarking to industry standards and competitor vehicles.

● Production and management of timelines for projects in conjunction with respective team leaders.

● Overseeing first release Engineers lists and drawings.

● Support in the selection of materials and manufacturing process.

● Manage powertrain specific design reviews.

● Acting first deputy for the Team Leader in their absence


Key characteristics that a Senior Engineer should demonstrate;

The management of your team including;

● Keeping morale high and motivating junior members of your team while providing leadership when required.

● Making critical decisions as required.

● Recognising the training needs of junior staff.

● Keeping staff working within departmental procedures.

● Authorising junior members of the teams holidays and overtime within set limits.

● Assisting in the recruitment of new team members

Continual development of the knowledge base and capabilities within the Design and Engineering department. This includes;

● Assisting the Engineering Manager & Team Leader in creating and maintaining department procedures.

● Attending and inputting into the Engineering meetings for Powertrain.

● Sharing and communication of technical knowledge with other teams and individuals via Engineering meetings.


Candidates will need to satisfy the following essential requirements;

● An interest and detailed understanding of fundamental motorcycle principles.

● Practical hands-on engineering and mechanical experience.

● A minimum of 5 years automotive engineering background.

● Proven experience in a similar role.

● Pro-E or CREO experience is preferred but not essential.

● An understanding of Powertrain and its interaction with chassis and electronics.

● A knowledge of DFM and DFA.

● Experience liaising with the supply chain.

● 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 stating which role you are applying for.

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