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Job titlePowertrain Test Operations Lead
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary62,000 - 93,000 GBP Yearly
LocationUK West
Bonus PackagePerformance related (New) and Company bonus = 6% of salary)
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual with an engineering background to take complete ownership of a new state of the art powertrain test facility. My client has developed this facility so it can test capabilities for powertrain systems and components including battery, inverter, motor, gearbox, charger, VCU, and HV electrical distribution system.

The role

The right candidate will have complete responsibility for the client’s new state of the art powertrain test facility and will be required to assist with test facility setup. This includes liaising with test equipment suppliers, client estates and health and safety teams, so that test processes, risk assessments, and safe systems can be maintained. Whilst being responsible for managing the test facility budget and nurture a talented team of test engineers/technicians. You will also work closely with the powertrain engineering team to identify new test equipment requirements and implement solutions to support delivering quality products and timely testing.


The requirements

  • A degree in engineering or relevant science
  • Good understanding of EV powertrain systems and components
  • 5 years’ experience of managing test facilities and leading a team, preferable on EV powertrain
  • Experience of managing complex projects and financials
  • Energy and dynamism to engage stakeholders in a positive frame to drive timely and successful outcomes
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions
  • Experience with HV automotive battery packs and associated H&S
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally


If you believe that the above relates to you and you would like to work for a long established, highly regarded business, apply now by completing the short form on this page.

Important information

Reference number: 5216

FMC contact for this role: Kai Colby – 

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Updated on 2017-08-07T17:04:38+00:00, by Matthew Graham.