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About The Role

Principal Engineer- Body Interior

(Job Reference No: ID 342)

 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 exciting opportunities for a Principal Engineer- Body Interior to join our Design department based in Shalford or Warwick


  • Applies a thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of engineering as related to the business and its projects
  • Leads significant project tasks and/or oversees elements of multiple projects with respect to a functional area
  • Serves as a technical specialist for the organisation in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods in an assigned area
  • Serves as technical authority on one or more functional areas across multiple programmes
  • Interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates assignments
  • Keeps informed of new methods and developments affecting the organisation, providing recommendations for new practices
  • Supervises staff allocated to specific assignments
  • Plans, schedules, or coordinates the preparation of documents or activities for multiple major projects, or is responsible for an entire project functional area
  • Reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and performance measures
  • Receives administrative supervision with assignments being given in terms of broad general objectives and bounds
  • Routinely interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors and others
  • Leads project meetings and delivers presentations
  • Represents the organisation and maintains liaison with individuals in specific contexts
  • Engineering responsibility (including design and release) of full vehicle body systems:
    • Fascia
    • Tunnel
    • Seating
    • Restraints
    • Instrument and controls
    • Lower and rear trim
    • Upper trim
    • Closure trim
    • HVAC
  • Design for manufacture and assembly for responsible components
  • Ensuring responsible designs meet legal compliance
  • Work Package Management
  • Design Sizing Analysis
    • Sub system loads
    • Joints and interfaces
    • Materials selection
    • Bolt calculations
  • Assembly level simulation
  • Cost, timing and mass
  • Identify and highlight any areas for continuous improvement
  • Ensure that your technical knowledge and expertise is kept up to date
  • Mentor and support professional development of all colleagues, particularly junior staff
  • To perform any other duties that may well be reasonably expected within the remit of the role
  • To ensure compliance with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policy requirements within areas of responsibility

 Experience and Qualifications:

  • Engineering council professional registration
  • Member of professional practice organisation
  • Personally managed CPD portfolio
  • Serves on local professional committees

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. 

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