Title:  Senior Engineer - Supplier Quality Engineering - Interior


Hethel, NFK, GB

Date:  23 Jul 2024

Senior Engineer - Supplier Quality Engineering – Interior 
Hybrid – 4 days per week in the office


About the Role  
Lotus is recruiting for an experienced Engineer to join our Quality Department based at our prestigious manufacturing site in Hethel.

This role will be instrumental in overseeing Interior commodities, owning, and driving quality activities on new Lotus product development internally and with suppliers.  As subject matter expert, you will help to ensure all new products and systems are robustly designed and validated using recognised engineering quality tools & techniques.

Working within a passionate and driven team on new and innovative approaches to New Model Quality. This role will offer exposure throughout the whole lifecycle of product development, allowing the opportunity to define and improve the way we work,
Key responsibilities include:

  • Capture lessons learned within the Engineering Commodity & feed into project level events
  • Drive Failure Mode Avoidance activities (Quality History, Design & Process FMEA) to ensure Engineering commodity Design Verification Plan robustness.
  • Conduct virtual and physical fresh eyes / campaign prevention reviews.
  • Ensure Engineering data, drawings and specifications are robust and will deliver a Quality product.
  • Lead problem resolution and root cause activity with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure continuity of supply of assured parts.
  • Supplier Audit/Assessment: Ensure supplier audit/site assessments conducted against Programme timing.
  • Develop Quality Planning (APQP)/PPAP activity plans for new projects and supplier visits.
  • Report approval status at Lotus project reviews and gateways including key issues resolution plans.
  • Management of PPAP activities, including parts readiness, agreeing part quality standards & part approvals
  • Supplier Sourcing; Interface with Lotus Purchasing Management to ensure consistent sourcing direction and consensus

Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Working knowledge HNC or above in an automotive engineering discipline
  • Experience of automotive Interior trim either as OEM or Tier 1supplier
  • Ability to demonstrate application of engineering quality tools & techniques
  • Experience of the application of engineering quality tools in a vehicle programme
  • An appreciation of automotive engineering quality tools within vehicle programmes
  • Analytical, structured, confident, with good communication skills. Must be able to work alone under own initiative and as part of a small team


  • Degree in an automotive engineering discipline
  • Working knowledge of engineering Standards
  • OEM knowledge of Interior trim design and manufacture
  • Practical experience of FMEA and problem solving techniques

About Lotus
Lotus Cars is based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK, and is the global headquarter for sports car and hypercar manufacturing operations, the Lotus Advanced Performance Centre and the iconic 2.2-mile test track.
Lotus builds world-class high-performance cars, born out of legendary success on the racetrack including 13 FIA Formula 1 world titles and many other championship honours. In July 2021 Lotus unveiled the all-new Lotus Emira, its last petrol-powered sports car and best-of-breed, and in July 2019 it launched the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar.
The latest new model from Lotus is the Eletre. Unveiled in March 2022, it has the soul of a sports car and the usability of an SUV. It is pure electric, and represents a clear vision of the future ambition of the company.
The ongoing transformation of Lotus, from a UK sports car company to a global performance car business and brand, is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy. It states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey.
We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility; with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades. 

What we offer you
In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Half day finish on a Friday
  • 6% pension contribution 
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme, based on your contribution and the performance of the company.
  • Private Healthcare
  • Group income protection based on length of service
  • Paid time off for medical appointments.
  • Employee Car Ownership Scheme
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Exclusive Employee discount, wellbeing and recognition platform #ForUSLOT