Head of Systems Engineering

Head of Systems Engineering

NIO Nextev (UK)
Date Posted
23rd November 2017
Systems Engineer
Oxford / UK
Competitive Salary

Position: Head of Systems Engineering

Department: Systems Engineering

Location: Oxford  

Reports to: Head of Performance Programme & FE Team Principal


Role Overview:

To manage the Systems Engineering group of the Formula E Team


Main Responsibilities:

  • Management of the Systems Engineering group
  • Ensure electronic systems and installations fully comply with the FIA technical regulations
  • Oversee specification, design and production of electronic hardware, including electrical harnesses and sensors
  • Manage development and reliable delivery/operation of the electronic control systems
  • Provide technical support to other groups, including Vehicle Performance, Race Engineering and the Race team
  • Mentoring within and outside the group
  • Liaison with suppliers and technical partners
  •  Communicate to the engineering departments through clear reports and presentations


Qualifications, skills and experience required

  • First class degree, or upper 2nd, in a relevant Engineering subject
  • Familiarity of working with high voltage electrical systems on hybrid or electric vehicles
  • Experience of developing control systems for hybrid or electric powertrains
  • Experience of designing and specifying wiring systems using Raychem products and motorsport connectors
  • Experience with automotive electronic systems, CAN, motorsport data acquisition and sensing technology
  • Strong organisational skills with project planning and delivery in evidence 
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) (English language a must)
  • Ability to handle pressure and work at pace
  • High integrity with commitment to good governance
  • Demonstrates alignment to our Company values; Honesty, Care, Vision, Action; someone who respects and works well with others
  • Flexibility to travel to and to work from different UK sites (car driver preferable) and to other global sites as required


This job description may be changed from time to time to reflect changing business requirements and the job holder may be required to undertake other tasks other than those that are listed that fall reasonably within the scope of the role and grade.


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