R&D Engineer

R&D Engineer

NIO Nextev (UK)
Date Posted
10th April 2018
R&D / Development Engineer
Oxford / UK
Competitive Salary

Role Overview:

Primary function is to oversee & coordinate R&D activities and projects for high performance electric vehicles leading a small R&D Dept.


Main Responsibilities:

Define and coordinate all R&D activities from measuring component performance characteristics to planning and execution of internal & external rig tests in close cooperation with our technical partners.

Coordinate with the Design, Race Engineering & Electronics Departments on all aspects of chassis and powertrain engineering, facilitating all testing, component/assembly characterisation and final sign-off/approval for track use.


Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Degree level academic background in relevant engineering discipline
  • At least 5 years of experience in the relevant automotive/motorsport areas of R&D testing
  • Basic CAD skills, good understanding of technical drawings and development tools & methodologies
  • Rich knowledge of materials and their specific characteristics and properties
  • Previous motorsport experience is not essential but highly recommended, preferably not limited to single seaters only
  • Experience in design of metal & composite structures is highly sort after
  • Understanding high voltage electrical powertrain components is beneficial, willing to learn the various aspects of electric powertrains is fundamental
  • Functional & technical knowledge and skills to do the job at an extremely high standard
  • Practical approach and use of rigorous logic and engineering methods to solve problems with effective and robust solutions
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in English
  • Methodical work ethic with attention to detail
  • Ability to benchmark and work to achieve defined objective targets
  • Alignment to our Company values; Honesty, Care, Vision, Action
  • Lead by example, with the ability to motive your team and peers
  • Flexibility to work hours as required
  • Occasional travel to technical partner sites and NIO Formula E test events

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