Lead EV Safety Development Engineer

Job Title: Lead EV Safety Development Engineer

Salary Range: Above industry standard

Location: West Midlands, commutable from Dudley, Birmingham, Worcester, Coventry, Warwick, Oxford, Leicester, Rugby

Industry: Automotive, Motorsport

Jonathan Lee has engaged with a key client and an exciting Automotive OEM with a global presence. This is a great time to join such a leading and interesting business who have had many successes, particularly in recent times. Due to continuous growth and change within the Automotive sector (Clean & Green Energy) my client is recruiting or a Lead EV Safety Development Engineer on a permanent basis. As the Lead EV Engineer you will be based in the Powertrain department.

Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

As Lead EV Safety Development Engineer you will plan and deliver all necessary technical guidance and authority to achieve high standards of High Voltage electrical safety, focusing on four main areas:

  1. General EV Safety Precautions
  2. Authorisation and Training
  3. Safety Process and Documents 
  4. Work on Energy Systems

Main Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Electric Vehicle system safety along with a Quality focused approach
  • Contribute to the management and delivery of the Propulsion EV safety strategy
  • Support the wider team to meet project deliverables consistently across all business sectors
  • Ensure a data driven approach, promoting compliance to appropriate safety regulation
  • Develop, document and file EV safety standards
  • Develop, document and file business function specific EV safety Policy
  • Develop EV safety framework training curriculum
  • Develop training course material for Classroom and e-learning delivery platforms
  • Support in the development of system safety equipment, and EV Specific PPE
  • Document official EV emergency protocol across ALL functions
  • Satisfy all EV safety documentation printing requirements
  • Resolve project actions and requirement deliverables
  • Maintain transparent plan performance status

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)


  • Qualified in a training or curriculum development discipline with strong practical experience in an engineering/ automotive environment
  • Experience of automotive OEM Service sector and development of service process
  • Extensive knowledge of EV safety concepts and Safety Regulations
  • Experience on and around BEV and PHEV system solutions and technologies
  • Experience with official document creation – Standards and Requirements
  • Strong people skills with the ability to work individually and cross functional teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of meeting deadlines
  • Proficient with MS Word & PowerPoint


  • Experienced within an engineering discipline
  • Previous experience within Vehicle Engineering, Powertrain or Electrical
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of automotive Power Supply Systems
  • Experience of automotive diagnostic systems
  • A working knowledge HSE regulation and Market of Sale legislation
  • Experience of interacting with technicians within retailer network
  • Experience of communicating on a global scale
  • Experience of complex high voltage systems and safe operating conditions
  • Experience of training delivery

Sound interesting and believe this could be the job for you? Contact Daniel Warby at Jonathan Lee Recruitment today to apply and start the process!

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.

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