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Lead Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics

Lead Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics

Job Title: Lead Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwickshire
Salary: Circa 60 - 65k plus bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5438
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 12, 2020 17:01

Job Description

Lead Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics

Permanent Role

Norfolk (Relocation Support Available) or Midlands based


This is an exciting opportunity to join the an Automotive OEM working in the vehicle dynamics group on a diverse range of vehicle projects. The role will include responsibility for scoping of projects and delivery of all aspects of vehicle dynamics development and final validation. You'll champion our Vehicle Dynamics consultancy, delivering outstanding engineering solutions to third party customers as part of the Engineering team.


Lead level role suiting someone who can be technically hands on (expert) but, also be able to lead projects (and teams) in the future.


Key responsibilities for this role focus around these core areas:

Target setting

System requirements


Validation and sign-off


To deliver this you will;

Plan engineering activities within dynamics functions and also engage with other functional and attribute areas as required.

Hands on technical delivery of projects to achieve targets of performance, cost, quality and time.

Generation of formal reports and evidence packs to meet customer's demands

Develop specific test procedures and processes as required

Management and organisation of offsite test activities.

Integrating within client vehicle dynamics teams during tuning and development phases.

Frequent international travel to clients


The primary objective of this role is to maintain the class leading reputation of the vehicle dynamics department. The candidate should be able to enhance this reputation by providing experience and development knowledge of active technologies such as Air springs, Active Damping, rear steer etc and have the ability to mentor the junior members of the team and advance their capabilities


Although predominantly working on Client Projects, there will be an essential requirement to interact with the other engineers in the vehicle dynamics team working on our product to ensure a common standard for “Vehicle Dynamics”.


Skills and experience we're looking for:

Very strong vehicle dynamic subjective assessment skills.

Extensive experience of developing vehicle dynamics performance including, airspring development, damper tuning(including Electronic Variable), tyre development, EPAS development, electronic stability systems development and kinematics and compliance with a good knowledge and understanding of K&C data.

In depth knowledge of vehicle dynamics development supported by a thorough theoretical understanding of vehicle dynamics

Objective testing experience.

Hands on experience of tuning passive dampers, developing active damper and EPAS systems

Practical experience of vehicle dynamics development of multiple vehicle projects including high performance vehicles.

Experience of European vehicle dynamics test facilities including Nardo, Nurburgring, IDIADA and low Mu facilities

Strong understanding of vehicle attributes for a wide range of diverse vehicle types

Proven ability to carry out road vehicle development through highly skilled driving ability, with experience training others in dynamics development and driving techniques.


There will be a need to travel internationally on a regular basis with this role, visiting test facilities and client sites to provide the best support for our customers. This role can be based from Warwickshire or Norfolk, with travel required on a global scale.


We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.


Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension Plan, Bupa Health Cover and more.


To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review.