Development Engineer

Genesis Technical Recruitment Ltd
Lutterworth, UK
27 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Chassis Development Engineers, you will be part of the Global Technical Organisation and report to the Team Leader/Lead Engineer - Chassis Development. The role will involve working from concept stage through to start of production. You will work with cross-functional teams in Industrial Design, Product Development, and Genuine Motorcycle Accessories but predominantly provide support to the Chassis Engineering Team to ensure that projects are delivered to meet the requirements from all departments.

Careers here are exciting, rewarding and full of possibilities in a collaborative culture that is as unique as the brand. Employees are empowered to think independently, develop leadership skills and explore innovative ideas. Salaries are highly competitive with benefits to match.

Development Engineer Role:
  • Develop suspension, tyres, chassis geometry, braking systems and ergonomics for new and updated chassis projects, considering function, cost and product requirements.
  • Produce good quality inspection data.
  • Produce good quality 2D inspection drawings.
  • Follow and help maintain development and test procedures.
  • Produce supporting documentation for development tests and activities, as required.
  • Liaise with internal departments such as, Product Strategy, Industrial Design, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Quality and Assembly.
  • Liaise with external suppliers.
  • Consider and comply with regulatory requirements where needed.
  • Have a good understanding of the application of regulatory requirements for motorcycles.
  • Manage their own time and workload effectively.
  • Create and manage timing plans for their areas of responsibility.
  • Manage any contractors or technicians allocated to help with development activities.
  • Provide guidance to other team members where required.
  • Represent the development team in interdepartmental meetings in the absence of the team leader or lead engineer.
  • Plan and conduct UK and overseas tests, responsible for the whole team including riders, technicians, engineers and external contractors during development activities.

You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of motorcycle projects on time and in full.

Your role will begin at early concept stage working with the product strategy department where you will be responsible to conduct benchmark testing to set early development targets.

The responsibility will then move to developing the motorcycle project with the chassis engineering team to reach the dynamic targets set.

You will then support the validation process to ensure the motorcycle maintains the dynamic targets set at early concept stage.

You may well be required, dependent on project demands, to make visits to India and Spain.

Development Engineer Requirements:
  • Degree level or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Proficient in producing 2D inspection drawings.
  • Proficient in the use of 3D measuring systems.
  • Past experience in engineering design and chassis set up of motorcycles.
  • Good knowledge of suspension systems, tyres, wheels and braking systems.
  • Good understanding of motorcycle geometry, chassis layout, ergonomics and chassis construction.
  • Practical experience of vehicle maintenance and preparation along with suspension unit service and maintenance is advantageous
  • Experience in chassis development testing.
  • Some experience in 3D CAD design, knowledge of CREO is advantageous.
  • Be able to demonstrate good time management and excellent knowledge of engineering fundamentals.
  • Excellent presentation skills and confident speaking.
  • Good understanding of the design requirements for mass production motorcycles.
  • Good technical comprehension of suspension systems, braking systems including ABS, along with wheel and tyres.
  • Past experience in development tests.
  • Flexibility, independent working style and absolute reliability.
  • Willingness to travel both in the UK and internationally.

  • 25 annual leave days in addition the UK bank holidays. Employees can choose to work bank holidays in favour of taking the days as leave elsewhere in the calendar year.
  • Pension Scheme, Death in Service/Life Assurance, Financial advice/health checks.
  • Discount on Company Products.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Medical and Well-Being Support Services.
  • Uniform Allowance.
  • Training and Career Development.
  • Cost of Professional Membership.
  • Learn to Ride initiative.
  • Advanced Rider courses.
  • Relocation.


Applications are welcomed from Candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience as detailed in the job description.

Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of skills and experience need not apply.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility.

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