Title:  Senior systems engineer contingent


Hethel, GB

Department:  Functional Safety & Systems Engineering
Date:  25 May 2023

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.


Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive consultancy services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It is internationally recognised for its long-standing contribution to ground-breaking engineering and innovative vehicle development. Its expertise extends beyond automotive; in August 2021 a Lotus Engineering-developed track bike helped Team GB’s cyclists win seven medals, including three golds, at the Tokyo Olympics. An international consultancy with offices around the world, Lotus Engineering is headquartered at the Lotus Advanced Technology Centre on the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus in the UK.


Lotus Tech is the global ‘intelligent technology’ division based in Wuhan, China. Its role is to accelerate innovation in the fields of batteries and energy management, electric motors, electronic control systems, intelligent driving, intelligent manufacturing and many more. Lotus Tech is overseeing the manufacture of a range of premium Lotus lifestyle electric vehicles in Wuhan starting in 2022. European operations are based at Lotus Tech Creative Centre, a state-of-the-art design studio in Coventry, UK, and Lotus Tech Innovation Centre, a world-class engineering facility in Raunheim, Germany.


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. More information on working at Lotus, Vision80 and the exciting, electrified future of Lotus can be found at https://uslot.lotuscars.com


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Senior EV Systems Engineer - Contingent 3 months+ based at Hethel

The role will progress Lotus’ capability in development for Body Electronics and Chassis Control systems focussed on EV and Chassis dynamics control – this role will deliver into Lotus’ and 3rd Party Engineering vehicle programmes.



Objectives of the role are to develop Lotus’ EV in house capability in EV Control Systems following a requirements driven V cycle and System Engineering approach

  • Decomposing vehicle attributes and top-level requirements into system, sub-system and validation requirements by working in combination with other domain experts around your systems
  • Driving development of system requirements through the V cycle with internal and external suppliers
  • Taking ownership of the complete system, being prepared to undertake all levels of engineering detail on any given system
  • Seeing development through the full cycle from inception to sign-off and production


The scope of the role requires a wide breath of knowledge in system engineering in the chassis and EV control domains for production vehicles. Knowledge of Chassis controls including driver demand management, torque control, traction control, ESP, torque vectoring all beneficial.


Person Specification:

•    EV Control systems Development
•    System engineering approach for complex systems impacting many areas of the vehicle
•    Full cycle development from concept to production
•    Experience with Requirements driven V-Cycle approach
•    Experience decomposing attributes and vehicle requirements in to System and sub-system requirements 
•    Experience writing software requirements
•    Experience with system validation and development of Design Verification Methods
•    Experience in requirements capture and management (IBM Doors, Polarion, System Weaver)
•    Detailed knowledge of electrical systems, architecture required
•    Knowledge of software engineering process
•    Supplier management and project delivery



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.

Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension, Health Cover and more, specifics depend on location. You can also access our exclusive Employee discount, wellbeing and recognition platform #ForUSLOT 

More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com