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Senior Gearbox Research Engineer

Senior Gearbox Research Engineer

Hernshead Recruitment

One man… one garage… the end goal? The world’s fastest electric car. Their current challenge? To find the best Senior Gearbox Research Engineer who are as excited as they are to be part of this journey and join the team in Croatia.

This client has beaten all odds despite enormous challenges and an impossibly ambitious vision. They now stand at 1300 people strong and are continuing to grow. As they have already proved what they are capable of through the challenges they have faced, they now have great potential to grow way beyond what they originally believed is possible.

Imagine having the freedom to come up with innovative concepts with no limits and then seeing your concept be brought to life. This opportunity will give you the freedom to do just that whilst also allowing you to work in a fun and fast paced environment.

As a key member of the Research and Advanced Engineering team, the individual will be working on highly innovative, cutting-edge electric drive units. The individual will be responsible for developing and testing proof-of-concept prototype drive units. Following prototype validation, the projects will be largely handed over to other teams to continue development into mass production, however the Research and Advanced team will continue to support as required.  

The key responsibilities in this role will be to:

  • Develop innovative new gearbox layouts and technologies for EV applications,
  • Lead CAD design of new concepts with high levels of integration between motor and gearbox.
  • Initial geartrain concept development using MASTA or similar evaluation tools.
  • Design and integration of efficient cooling and lubrication concepts.
  • Initial component strength calculations and cooperation with FEM/CFD engineers for detailed optimization
  • Component selection based on load cycles, package and other inputs
  • Creation of engineering drawings for prototype manufacture
  • Selecting and coordinating with suppliers.
  • Prototype testing, analysis, and iterative design loops
  • Research and explore novel and innovative technologies to support future product roadmap.

With a company of this stature, of course you get great benefits along with the confidence and stability of working for a well-respected business. Benefits include health insurance, relocation support, free accommodation for the first month, assistance with transport costs, 25 days holiday + 10 days national holiday (Also added holiday, depending on seniority) and ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan).

Most importantly, it’s not often you get the chance to work so closely on a multi-million-pound hypercar, let alone the world’s fastest electric hypercar so imagine having that on your resume!

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