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Job titlePrototype Manager
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary45,000 - 50,000 GBP
LocationUK North
Bonus Package
Job description

Do you have 5 years’ experience in prototype development builds and processes? Our leading commercial vehicle manufacturer is currently looking for a Prototype Manager to join their team in South Yorkshire.  


The company 

Our client design, manufacture and sell advanced single and double deck buses within the automotive market. They have developed a range of low-carbon buses with optimised drive systems, setting the benchmark for fuel economy and CO2 reduction. Their lightweight engineering, premium service and low running costs all contribute to these advanced passenger vehicles designed for a global market. 


The role 

As Prototype Manager, you’re responsible for the team, facility, and function of creating pre-production prototype builds, maintaining the engineering fleet and supporting engineering development activity. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing various teams to build and maintain prototype development properties 

  • Defining and controlling the development build plan  

  • Owning prototype creation and operational budget, resource planning and reporting 

  • Verifying specification of properties to ensure vehicle meets the product definition 

  • Validating all prototype build tooling requirements 

  • Generating and tracking prototype ETRS (engineering timing release schedule) 

  • Ensuring resource capability and capacity for the design and manufacture of the prototype 

  • Building reviews, ensuring effective documentation and communication 

  • Building strong relationships with external prototype and series production suppliers 

  • Providing technical support for DVP planning and analysis of design and development issues 


The requirements 

You’ll have a minimum of 5 years' experience in prototype development builds and processes. Other requirements include: 

  • Operational knowledge of a vehicle workshop environment 

  • Proven track record of leading a function and people 

  • Vehicle electrification knowledge and safety standards awareness  

  • Able to present technical material to a variety of audiences 

  • Self-motivated, resilient and a clear decision maker  

  • Familiar with CAD/ Visualisation software  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Familiarity with a start-up environment desirable 


Important information 

FMC contact for this role: Steph Allen (

Reference number: 10046 

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