Chief Engineer - Vehicle Engineering

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

Within Vehicle Engineering / Architectures & Structures, this role has responsibility for project technical leadership from initial enquiry through to project delivery.

The aim is to develop our capability in the conception and delivery of early-stage products as well as supporting more mature programmes, embracing design in the virtual domain, requirements capture, simulation, validation and physical entity creation.

Key focus on chassis systems and EV powertrain integration for new and emerging disruptive technology companies. It will draw on the existing expertise in the Attribute Engineering, Functional Safety and Systems Engineering, Energy Efficiency, Defence and Project Management teams with resources being provided in support.

The role requires an experienced whole vehicle engineer with a deep understanding of complex automotive projects. The creation, planning, and execution of complex project plans at a whole vehicle level for attribute delivery, and their optimal integration with all other vehicle system CoC’s.

As a Chief Engineer you will be responsible for all aspects of technical delivery into projects for a wide range of customers, projects, and products. You will be responsible for ensuring the technical direction is aligned with customer expectations, budgets and timing taking these into account whilst driving the technical direction and decisions.

This is a customer facing role and may require travel and or working directly with customers across the globe.

  • Automotive development programme leadership
  • Vehicle test, development and validation
  • Management of Cost Time Quality
  • Attribute leadership
  • System engineering
  • Vehicle integration
  • Working with new / developing technologies
  • 5+ years in a senior role
  • Defence industry knowledge
  • OEM vehicle development
  • Vehicle benchmarking
  • Producing white papers / research studies
  • EV vehicle development
  • Chassis based project leadership
  • Working with or for a Start-up
  • An approachable, motivational and inspiration leader
  • Appetite for innovation with managed risk
  • Appropriate behaviours in line with the HORIBA MIRA Values
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • Appropriate gravitas with senior and customer contacts
  • The ability to communicate appropriately at all levels within the business and recognise the values of all team members, regardless of level.
  • A logical, transparent, fair and equitable approach
  • Cultural awareness
  • The role will require the strength of character to influence both the OEM / customer and the other Engineering Service Suppliers both internally and externally to ensure deliverables are met in alignment with project budgets.
  • Degree or suitable experience in Engineering related industry
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HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 29 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list.