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Title:  Lead Concept / Package Engineer


Wellesbourne, GB

Department:  Vehicle Engineering
Date:  02-Aug-2022

Lead Concept / Package Engineer - Vehicle Concepts - Permanent Role - Hybrid, working with a base of Hethel or Wellesbourne


Lotus has a history of revolutionary products, demonstrating the core attributes of lightweight and accessible dynamic performance – for the drivers.

This is achieved by efficient design throughout the vehicle, with the appropriate balance of technology.

Correct conceptual design practice embraces and refines the critical attributes, ensuring protection of the Lotus DNA. 


Lotus are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our Vehicle Concepts team, to bring this DNA forward to the next generation of Lotus Cars.

In this role, the ideal candidate will be providing product support on the following areas:


  • Conceptual design proposals
  • Packaging proposals
  • Design critique
  • Design optimisation
  • Vehicle integration
  • Preparation of reporting documentation
  • Adhering to programme timing requirements
  • Managing a small team of CAD engineers in pursuit of the above


The scope of this role is for the whole vehicle layout. We're a small team of talented and passionate engineers who live and breathe the core Lotus attributes of Lightweighting and engineering innovation. You'll bring with you a critical awareness of good design including detail, along with an open mind and an innovative approach.


This is a truly cross-functional role, where you'll interact with all product commodity teams in achieving the most visually striking and well engineered product. Team based empathetic and effective communication will be required with at least the following functional areas:


  • Body, interior, chassis, electrical and powertrain groups
  • Studio Design
  • Product planning
  • Programme management
  • Vehicle Integration
  • Materials and processes
  • Analysis
  • Vehicle development


Skills/ Experience Required:


  • Demonstrable knowledge of whole vehicle requirements and balancing
  • Critical awareness of cross functional issues
  • Innovative free thinker
  • Niche vehicle design
  • Understanding of Technology Roadmaps
  • Vehicle concepts and layout development experience
  • Ideally experience working with Battery electric vehicle architecture
  • Knowledge of joining technologies, and metallic/composite materials and processes
  • Application of legislation, type approval and crashworthiness requirements
  • Creative boundary pushing engineer
  • Passion for product and innovation
  • Ingenuity – question convention
  • Proactive
  • Futurist comfortable with design revolution
  • Highly competent user of Catia
  • Teamcenter experience
  • Occasional travel to Lotus/Geely Group offices and Tier 1 suppliers


Should it be deemed beneficial to a vehicle programme, the role may go beyond the early conceptual phase, requiring transition to Vehicle Integration to ensure the conceptual vision is efficiently interpretated and delivered.