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Title:  Unit Project Leader - Chassis & Propulsion


Remote, GB

Department:  Propulsion & Chassis
Date:  08-Apr-2021

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance and lightweight sports cars that are sold all around the world. The current range – which is 100% ‘For The Drivers’ – includes the Evora coupe, the critically acclaimed Exige and the iconic Elise.


The latest new Lotus is the Evija, our all-electric hypercar that is the world’s most powerful series production model. All Lotus cars are rightly regarded as being the benchmark for exceptional ride and handling, lightweight engineering, exceptional steering, efficient aerodynamics and driver-focused interiors.


Our founder Colin Chapman always believed that a driver wants feedback and control, instant response, precision and agility, the power to accelerate and the ability to stop almost instantly. Over the last seven decades, Lotus has remained true to this ethos. Our core values, our pioneering approach to automotive engineering and our rich heritage – both in road and race cars – are guiding our future.


The ongoing transformation of Lotus is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy, which 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,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com


Unit Project Lead – Chassis and Propulsion - 12 Month Contract (Inside IR35) - Location: Hethel/ Wellesbourne (with travel required between sites)


As Unit Project Lead for Chassis & Propulsion, you will coordinate all unit project activity occurring within the Chassis and Propulsion team, this will involve overseeing multiple projects for both Lotus Car products and also Lotus Engineering projects. You will prepare technical delivery plans (with support of the specific technical experts within the team) that will include the technical tasks and estimated timing for multiple projects.


Key areas of focus:

  • Preparation of budget estimates for labour, parts, testing, supplier costs and tooling.
  • Tracking delivery against time and budget on an ongoing basis and ensure issues are being raised to the appropriate individuals within the business.
  • Regular reporting and leading the governance/ cadence regime to ensure that adequate levels of control and delivery are in place.
  • Development of standard costing and time estimated approaches to ensure consistency across the responses prepared by the group.
  • Management of both direct reports and across functions within Chassis and Propulsion.
  • Provide reports to Vehicle Line Directors and Senior Execs within the business as required.


Skills/ experience & knowledge we're looking for:

  • A degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant engineering discipline. 
  • Experience in delivery of automotive projects to launch/ production, including working within a stage gate framework.
  • Experience in estimating project costs and timing.
  • Ideally some exposure to electric vehicles, battery or propulsion systems.
  • Ability to communicate successfully across all levels of the business. 
  • Ability to work strongly in a team and inclusive environment.
  • Strong ability with Excel and MS Project
  • Ability to communicate in a concise and focused manner.
  • Be familiar with structured problem solving approaches and typical tools such as 8D and Ishikawa.


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 Plan, Bupa Health Cover and more.


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