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Job titlePrincipal Engineer – Motor Design – Electrified Powertrain
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary55,000 - 85,000 GBP
LocationUK Central
Bonus PackageDiscretionary annual bonus
Job description

Our client is looking for a highly technical Principal Engineer – Motor Design to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your engineering experience to a range of innovative technologies in a hands-on, dynamic environment.

The company

Our client is on a mission to create the future of powertrains. They work on the full lifecycle from strategic planning to testing powertrain and electrification technologies. They have got a rich history in the automotive space, working with major vehicle OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to optimise their products.

Working towards a more sustainable future, they are operating in the electrification space to advance the development of new, more sustainable technologies.

The role
As a Principal Engineer, you’ll work in both a technical and commercial environment – you will focus on designing and prototyping electric motors for a variety of applications and liaise with customers and stakeholders to ensure their priorities are met. You’ll lead, motivate and inspire a team of talented engineers to deliver quality solutions for complex assignments, bringing your wealth of experience to mentor them from structural and thermal analysis through to CAD design for a range of technologies. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a lead change agent, able to channel resources effectively 

  • Delivering projects on time and on budget 

  • Building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders  

  • Ensuring rapid responses to customer queries 

  • Maintaining operational excellence for the customer base

  • Presenting data to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Creating technical project proposals and resourcing estimates 

The requirements

You will have extensive experience in electrified system mechanical design and/or analysis with a track record of innovation, as well as…

  • Comprehensive understanding of manufacturing techniques used for electric motors for prototypes and series production 

  • Detailed knowledge of HV safety standards and creepage and clearance design rules 

  • Strong, demonstratable 2D/3D CAD modelling and drawing 

  • Experience in a systems engineering environment 

  • Familiarity with vibration, life and NVH analysis 

  • Innovative and enjoys resolving challenges  

  • Analytical, logical and detail-orientated 

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) 

  • Strong technical reputation with a network of customer and supplier contacts 


Important information

Reference number: 12382

FMC contact for this role: James B Watson (

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