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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

The role:

As Lead Engineer – Vehicle Dynamics, you’ll help drive forward and develop our 3rd Party Engineering Vehicle Dynamics Group, supporting the delivery of key Vehicle Dynamics projects. This includes responsibility for all aspects of vehicle dynamics development. You'll be managing a small yet high performing team of Engineers on a variety of projects, ensuring these projects are delivered to cost, quality and time. 

This role involves frequent international travel to client sites, so you must be willing to travel as part of the role. 
Planning engineering activities within dynamics functions, you'll deliver on the hands on technical delivery of projects. Working on test procedures, report generation and evidence packs, you will integrate with client teams, solving problems and delivering technical solutions.

Lotus are industry renowned for our market leading Vehicle Dynamics outfit. You’ll be working alongside the best in the business on cutting edge projects with some of the biggest names in the automotive industry.

To maintain our outstanding reputation in this area, we are looking for best talent to help keep us innovating and driving forward.

About you:

You’ll be degree educated in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering and bring with you extensive experience of vehicle dynamic subjective assessment including areas such as;

  • Airspring development
  • Damper tuning (including Electronic Variable)
  • Tyre development
  • EPAS development
  • Electronic Stability Systems development

You’ll also need an in-depth, practical understanding of Kinematics and Compliance, particularly interpreting K&C data.

With objective testing experience, and experience of Vehicle Dynamics development, you’ll have a strong understanding of vehicle attributes for a wide range of diverse vehicle types.

You'll also need a very high level of driving ability focused around road vehicle development. 
We are looking for someone who is methodical in their approach to problem solving, with excellent planning and organisation skills.

Our Offer

We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.