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Title:  Lead Engineer - Infotainment Audio Systems


Hethel, GB

Department:  Connectivity & Infotainment
Date:  21-Jul-2021

Lead Engineer - Infotainment Audio System - Permanent Role - Hethel/ Wellesbourne

Responsible for Lotus Audio System from acoustics performance /speaker setup to audio system tuning approval, from supplier selection to supplier day to day management, from electrical interface discussion to mechanical design, you will responsible for setting up and lead a successful world leading Audio speaker system.  Collaborative working with Chief Engineers and Project Leaders to achieve solutions whilst meeting project time, cost, performance and functionality requirements. Managing supplier to work according to plan.


Lotus Cars is one of the leader in sports car category and quickly adapting state-of-the-art Infotainment and Connectivity technologies. You are on a legendary track which is to bring all the fantastic tech into ongoing programs and future models. Potential innovation and growth in the Audio segment and subsequent adoption of those within Lotus will position the company on a strong track of being industry leader in Infotainment. 


Delivering world leading Audio System for Lotus Sportscars programmes, in this role you will;

  • Managing different persons and suppliers in your area running in a effective and productive way.
  • Electrical system and interface definition, Basetech implementation
  • Software delivery on time with good quality aligned with overall Infotainment and Electrical plan.
  • Actively working with Design studio, interior, vehicle integration team to secure a good performance and appearance of Audio system.
  • Managing suppliers for audio system development, tuning, include telephone tuning.
  • Develop Audio project plans and effectively communicate timing and critical paths, managing supplier to deliver on time.
  • Assess needs and take initiative to determine solutions.
  • Arrange testing resource and setup
  • Observe and measure project performance to determine if the project is hitting the milestones and targets.
  • Involve respective cross-functional departments, engineers and suppliers in key decisions to create greater accountability.
  • Work with all departments to ensure that goals of each team are met and expectations are communicated.
  • Ownership of the Infotainment Audio system process.
  • Coordinate and manage external suppliers and supplier activities related to the projects
  • Contribute to Audio system roadmap and strategy for the company


Skills/ Knowledge/ Experience

  • Infotainment Audio component owner/ system owner within automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier
  • Audio Acoustics knowledge
  • Audio tuning knowledge
  • Project management skills
  • Team leadership experience
  • CAD knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.