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About The Role

Head of Homologation

(Job Reference No: ID 335)


Gordon Murray Design is a world-leading automotive design company; we have gained a global reputation as a pioneer of lightweight and efficient vehicles, taking a highly innovative approach to all aspects of vehicle design, development and production.

With multiple sites in Shalford, Dunsfold, Warwick and a new purpose-built HQ on its way in Windlesham, the Gordon Murray Group continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development.  As a result, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Homologation to join our Homologation Team based in Shalford.


Principal Accountabilities:

You will be responsible for the planning and coordination of the Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) process including emission and safety certification including interaction with relevant stakeholders including product management, engineering and relevant agencies. You will be responsible for delivering compliance policies, procedures, plans, and guidelines to ensure that both governmental and industry regulations and standards are met.


Personality Traits

  • Confident and highly motivated
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • High level of accuracy & detail
  • Working knowledge of regulations as associated with emissions compliance and compliance procedures
  • Experience working with technical standards
  • Knowledge of regulatory processes and workgroup structures


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

In this position, your key responsibilities will be to secure Vehicle Certification in worldwide markets including EU and USA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following:

  • Active role in both the planning and execution of the vehicle certification process
  • ‘Point of contact’ in all discussions with UK, EU and USA regulatory authorities
  • Liaison with Tier 1 and 2 powertrain suppliers and provision of vehicle information as requested
  • Identify applicable regulations, necessary testing, prepare applications, & coordinate tests with external labs, vendors, & internal resources to ensure full certifications & compliance. On-site support at Test Facilities during periods of testing will be required (UK based)
  • Organize & support documentation related to regulatory certifications
  • Build and develop a high performing team
  • Work with teams to ensure our products & processes meet evolving & applicable regulations
  • Track & understand the regulatory environment
  • Facilitate discussions of legislative changes that might affect existing & new vehicle programmes
  • Interpretation of regulatory requirements for other market territories i.e. Japan & USA
  • Clearly communicate changes to regulatory requirements within the organisation and Tier1 suppliers
  • Participate in design reviews, provide regulatory input to development teams, and provide engineering analysis to policy and business groups
  • Suggest solutions for compliance issues affecting the vehicle design


Miscellaneous Requirements:

  • Engineering or Policy degree or equivalent experience
  • Considerable industry experience in an automotive or related regulated field
  • Appropriate and related experience in evaluating regulatory compliance
  • Timing and planning of automotive vehicle certification programmes
  • Working with regulatory & certification entities such as DOT/ NHTSA, EPA, and CARB
  • Small Series Type Approval (SSTA) regulations including ‘Show & Display’ requirements for sales of vehicles in USA
  • Working with Test Facilities i.e. Millbrook, IDIADA etc
  • Writing technical documents, coordinating compliance testing with independent labs & certification agencies
Technical background in mechanical testing, electronics, and verifying safety & compliance

What’s on Offer:

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team, the position comes with:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Loyalty Bonus Scheme
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Free Parking
  • Employee Recruitment Referral Incentive Scheme
  • Car Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave Provision


Gordon Murray Group is committed to promoting a fully diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for this role from all candidates who meet the key requirements.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

Due to the onsite requirements for this role, all applicants must already hold the Right to Work in the UK.

About Us

Gordon Murray Automotive creates exclusive low volume sports cars – the T.50 supercar will be the brand’s first model with customer cars delivered in 2022, with the T.50s track car and T.33 supercar to follow thereafter. The company is a sister company to Gordon Murray Design and was first announced in November 2017 during an exhibition, named ‘One Formula’, which celebrated Murray’s 50 years of car design.

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