Senior Powertrain Engineer

In this role you will have the chance to work on a high-performance gasoline engine family, supporting the ongoing development and production of engines for a range of sports and super cars.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide engineering insight into engine part and build issues as they occur in production, including at end of line test
  • Root cause analysis and resolution of production, client, warranty, and supply chain issues using structured problem-solving methods
  • Support continuous improvement projects and work through to conclusion with a cross-functional team
  • Facilitate supplier, client, and Ricardo-driven Engineering changes through the release process
  • Perform some hands-on tear-down and investigation activities
  • Required to cover engineering lead role at times

Person Specification


  • Internal combustion engine knowledge, with breadth favouring depth
  • Understanding of engine testing & development would be beneficial
  • Fundamental understanding of 8D, FMEA, DVP, structured change control, and quality processes
  • Experience of production systems and operational environment desirable


  • High personal standards of engineering integrity and the drive to achieve a robust solution
  • Comfortable communicator - ability to communicate effectively with engineering and operational staff, from shop floor to senior management level, including with external clients and suppliers
  • Proactive in leading investigations and resolving Engineering issues - confidence in delivering tasks on time and to a high standard
  • Organised, with an ability to multi-task - Able to assess, prioritise and respond with absolute urgency to serious issues, should they arise
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office software suite

Qualifications / Experience

Relevant engineering degree or equivalent technical qualification and/or experience

If you have significant experience in engine engineering and want to join a company at the forefront of the automotive industry, this opportunity is for you. Apply now!