Lead Engineer

Genesis Technical Recruitment Ltd
Lutterworth, UK
27 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead/Principal Engineer to join a Chassis team based in a state of the art Technology Centre. The role works as part of the wider Chassis team, taking a lead on specific projects and components, helping to shape the future of the product portfolio.

A key part of the role is to take the lead in forwarding specialist technical knowledge base and working practices, managing projects, technical development and technical sign-off for a small group of engineers along with assisting the Team Leader in effectively managing the team.

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.

Lead Engineer Role:
  • Design systems and components for new and updated chassis projects, considering function, cost, manufacture, assembly and quality.
  • Produce good quality 3D CAD models using Pro-Engineer.
  • Produce good quality 2D engineering drawings.
  • Follow and help maintain design, operational and quality procedures.
  • Produce supporting documentation for designs, as required.
  • Liaise with internal departments such as, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Quality and Assembly.
  • Liaise with outside suppliers.
  • Manage their own time and workload effectively.
  • Represent the design team or PD department in interdepartmental meetings in the absence of the team leader.
  • Will be technically responsible for the design and development of a major chassis subassembly or system.
  • May plan and oversee the delivery of many major chassis subassemblies or systems.
  • May become a specialist in a particular area and work to enhance and distribute knowledge throughout the department.
  • Manage the workload of a small group of engineers.
  • May manage the delivery of a derivative motorcycle.
  • Responsible for drafting and updating RE design best practice and test procedures.

Lead Engineer Requirements:
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline. Minimum of 2:1 required.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD, preferably Pro-engineer.
  • Extensive experience in engineering design of components and subassemblies, ideally within the motorcycle industry.
  • Excellent understanding of design requirements for mass production manufacturing.
  • Extensive experience of creating, checking and releasing 2D technical drawings.
  • Excellent understanding of geometric tolerancing and its application.
  • Excellent understanding of motorcycle chassis layout and construction.
  • Experience in analysis and optimisation of components and subassemblies.
  • Excellent technical comprehension of motorcycle chassis layout, design & development.
  • Planning and delivery of small projects including budgeting and resource management.
  • Should be comfortable with managing and coaching others.
  • Practical experience of vehicle maintenance and preparation is advantageous.
  • Extensive experience in designing to Regulatory requirements as applied to motorcycles.
  • Should be able to demonstrate good time management and excellent knowledge of engineering fundamentals.
  • Should be able demonstrate technical leadership and coaching skills.
  • Be able to manage the technical requirements of multiple chassis systems simultaneously.

  • 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.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/87033884

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