Automotive Development Engineer
graduate job

Automotive Development Engineer

B & W Group
Competitive salary
West Sussex
Time left to apply
8 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

We are looking to recruit an Automotive Development Engineer involved in audio system design and development in some of the world’s most desirable automobiles. This is an opportunity to become part of the Bowers & Wilkins Automotive team based in Steyning, West Sussex. Working with the likes of BMW, Maserati, Volvo and McLaren Automotive, this dynamic and varied role requires frequent European travel to support customer development as well as liaison with industrial partners and in-house teams on the design of new and innovative sound systems that further establish Bowers & Wilkins as the gold standard in car audio.

In this role, you will be actively involved in the design and development of new automotive transducers and work closely with our partner OEMs to optimise their integration into vehicles. The role will cover all aspects of audio system integration from system definition and mechanical integration through to vehicle tuning and end-of-line testing. Excellent report writing and presentation skills will be essential in supporting this work. You will also require hands-on, practical skills to support the creation of transducer and vehicle structure prototypes to support the development process.

As part of Bowers & Wilkins ‘Steyning Research Establishment’, you will be expected to undertake research and development of new and innovative technologies relevant to automotive audio, in addition to supporting the development of current automotive projects. You will need excellent time and project management skills in order to manage your responsibilities.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, you will be expected to:

  • Undertake benchmarking of competitor vehicles
  • Support QC of production vehicle systems
  • Engage in system tuning, fault finding and correction
  • Maintain an overview of Bowers and Wilkins domestic audio technologies with a view to alignment with the automotive roadmap
  • Support development in other product categories when appropriate

Person requirements

You must be eligible to work and reside in the UK/EU.

Qualifications and experience requirements

It is essential that you have a degree in mechanical/electronic/acoustic engineering, physics or associated disciplines, with knowledge and experience in FEA and 3D CAD systems. You will have experience in the use of basic workshop equipment and be willing to drive on business travel when required.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering


Competitive salary

Product discounts, 25 days holiday per year, group pension plan with 5% employer/employee contributions, life insurance and private healthcare


West Sussex


How to apply

If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and CV via the Apply button.

Applications must include a covering letter and CV or they will not be considered.

Start date: as soon as possible.

Closing date: 01/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 01/12/2017

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