R&D Engineer

R&D Engineer

NIO Nextev (UK)
Date Posted
1st November 2017
R&D / Development Engineer
Oxford / UK
Salary Negotiable

Position: R&D Engineer

Department: Formula E

Level: 3

Location: Oxford

Reports to: Engineering Director


Role Overview:

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


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 and suppliers.

Coordinate with the Design, Race Engineering & Electronics/Systems Engineering 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 and experience required:

  • Degree level academic background in engineering,
  • At least 10 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 Electrical Powertrains is fundamental
  • Has both the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Takes a practical approach and uses rigorous logic and engineering methods to solve problems with effective and robust solutions
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in English
  • Works methodically with attention to detail
  • Embraces Benchmarking and works to achieve defined Objective Targets
  • Demonstrates alignment to our Company values; Honesty, Care, Vision, Action; works well in a team and respects others.
  • Leads by example, can and will motivate his team and his peers
  • Personal flexibility to work hours as required including from time to time working in weekends
  • Occasional travelling to technical partners, suppliers & test events


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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