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Prototyping and Virtual Build Test Engineer

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: £40k - 50k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Product design and development
  • Contact: Rachel Meacham
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446112
  • Expiry Date: 22 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 58755

Job Title -  Prototype & Virtual Build Test Engineer

£Highly Competitive Salary & Benefits

Location: Coventry


Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Performance, Leadership, Delivery, DFM, DFA, CAD, Manufacturing 

Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Prototype & Virtual Build Engineer to help grow the product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business.

The Prototype Build Engineer will be responsible for managing all prototype build activities including developing and communicating build plans based on vehicle specifications, test plans, and program timing. The Prototype Build Engineer will also be leading multiple teams to assure all program deliverables are met and resolving any issues affecting build quality, engineering design, manufacturing process, and timing.

You will be responsible for the planning of prototypes and subassemblies; ensuring that all the deadlines from the engineering department are met. This includes all engineering needs for vehicle builds, testing and validation; Coordinate and organize all activities that are relevant to the success of the prototype builds. This might include organization of meetings, workshops etc.

You will be a key interface between the engineering, workshop and manufacturing team; propose alternative production methods for prototype parts acc.  Propose engineers DFMs alternatives to improve the manufacturability of the vehicle during development phases, support design engineers with the selection of standard parts such as fasteners. You will also be the main interface to other departments for these parts (e.g. purchasing), support on selecting prototype suppliers in accordance with the responsible engineers and the purchasing department, this will include to document, track and communicate build issues to ensure timely resolutions. Root cause analysis for prototype build problems, develop processes and methodologies for traceability of prototypes and critical parts and be responsible for maintaining proper documentation of the prototype vehicle release plans and notes.

In the workshop, you be responsible for the technicians in the workshop (including management activities), maintaining and enhancing the inventory and equipment in the workshop together with the build needs, maintaining the parts stock in the workshop for prototype builds along with maintaining the workshop based on 5S principles.

Extensive relevant experience in two wheeler, automotive field is required along with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in this position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Rachel Meacham on 01384 446112 to discuss further or email

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.