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SYS-907 Engine Performance Development Senior Project Engineer - Motorcycles/Gasoline

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 01/01/2020

Job Description

A vacancy exists within our Engine Performance Development Function for a Senior Project Engineer - Motorcycles/Gasoline Engine Performance Development, based at the Ricardo Shoreham Technical Centre (STC) in Shoreham-by-Sea.


The Role:

As a Senior Project Engineer you will be responsible for delivery of the following:

Engine performance strategy definition and development, target setting and benchmarking
Engine combustion system and air path development (simulation, testbed and vehicle)
Development of base engine performance
Engine aftertreatment development
Advanced technology demonstrator vehicle development


A certain amount of business travel can be expected including customer meetings occasional on-site development support. In particular there is the opportunity to work closely – on-site if necessary – with our Motorcycle teams in the UK, Italy and Germany.


The ideal candidate will:

Have a proven track record in performance and emissions development of motorcycle engines
Have practitioner knowledge of the following areas:

Fundamentals of gasoline combustion and emissions formation
Combustion system specification for both naturally-aspirated and boosted engines, with direct-injection and port-fuel injection
Base engine performance and emissions hardware development
Key gasoline engine technologies, including variable valvetrains, boosting systems (turbochargers & superchargers), fuel systems, ignition systems and emissions control technology
Specification & interpretation of engine simulation studies (1-D and 3-D)

A proven track record in work package and project leadership, including programme and resource planning
Demonstrated ability to work with different cultures
Have an Engineering Degree and proven expertise in engine performance development within and OEM, Tier 1 supplier or Consultancy


The candidate will also demonstrate diligence, professionalism, a focus on delivery and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent communication skills are expected as the role will be significantly customer facing (internal and external customers).  The candidate will be expected to liaise with customers on a regular basis and present the technical status of their projects.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to develop their career and become part of a world class team working with a global customer base on leading edge development programmes.