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Chassis Development Engineer (Motorcycles)

  • Location: Leicester
  • Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Product design and development
  • Contact: Chris Mead
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384446128
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: August 2022
  • Expiry Date: 16 August 2022
  • Job Ref: 62260

Job Title: Chassis Design Engineer (Motorcycles)

Do you love motorcycles?

Would you like to work as part of a team of like minded, passionate enthusiasts to take a design concept motorcycle through the prototype stage, into production and beyond?

Then this exciting opportunity maybe the next role for you! As a Chassis Design Engineer you will get to apply your knowledge and skills to design the next generation of motorcycles for this prestige brand with a long heritage. You will be involved in creating the practical design from the concept, developing a working prototype, taking a hands on part in testing and trials, both in the UK and abroad, and taking the project into full production.

In return the Leicestershire based office of this company will offer you a salary of circa £40,000 + benefits.

Responsibilities of the Chassis Design Engineer will include the following:

  • Develop suspension, tyres, chassis geometry, braking systems and ergonomics for new and updated chassis projects, considering function, cost and product requirements.
  • Produce good quality 2D inspection drawings.
  • Follow and help maintain development and test procedures.
  • Produce supporting documentation for development tests and activities, as required.
  • Liaise with internal departments such as, Product Strategy, Industrial Design, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Quality, Assembly and with external suppliers.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements where needed.
  • Create and manage timing plans for their areas of responsibility.
  • Manage any contractors or technicians allocated to help with development activities.
  • Provide guidance to other team members where required.
  • Plan and conduct UK and overseas tests, responsible for the whole team including riders, technicians, engineers and external contractors during development activities.

The Chassis Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline with 3+ years experience in a similar role.
  • Have a knowledge of Chassis Development and testing.
  • Knowledge of motorcycle design and development process preferred.
  • Good knowledge of suspension systems, tyres, wheels and braking systems.
  • Good understanding of motorcycle geometry, chassis layout, ergonomics and chassis construction.
  • Have a good understanding of the application of regulatory requirements for motorcycles
  • Practical experience of vehicle maintenance and preparation along with suspension unit service and maintenance is advantageous.
  • Experience in chassis development testing.
  • Some experience in 3D CAD design, knowledge of CREO is advantageous.

For further information on the Chassis Design Engineer position please contact Chris Mead at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446128 or at .


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.