Powertrain Design Engineer

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.
Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning.

The Role

Based within the Current Engineering team, these engineers will be the support and maintain and changes for live projects. You will be working closely with Design, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality and Procurement. The role of the Powertrain Engineer will be to design and develop a number of components and systems that make up the motorcycle. You will be responsible for your design areas from concept to production. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential
Working in a fast paced and dynamic environment, a hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way. We’re looking for driven engineers who share our passion for motorcycling.


• First principles design and development of engine components and assemblies from concept through to production.
• Production of schemes for motorcycle powertrain components and assemblies using 3D CAD.
• Producing fully detailed drawings in CAD to BS 8888.
• Specifying component parameters including, materials, heat treatments, surface finishes and geometric tolerancing.
• Presenting design solutions as part of concept and design reviews.
• Releasing of new parts following the internal Design Change Procedure.
• Liaising with other Norton departments and external suppliers.
• Producing and updating engineers lists.
• Establishing and considering design aspects including;
• Manufacturing methods,
• Component duty cycles,
• Strength and fatigue calculations,
• Corrosion resistance and environmental conditions,
• Finishing,
• Homologation,
• Assembly process,
• Cost and supplier feedback,
• Cross platform commonisation,
• Component packaging, clearance checking and assembly analysis.
• Benchmarking of competitor applications,
• Departmental procedures.

Personal Specification

• A minimum of 2 years engineering experience.
• Practical hands-on engineering and mechanical experience is preferred.
• Pro-E or CREO experience is preferred but not essential.
• An Engineering qualification or equivalent (BEng Hons 2-1 or higher).
• An understanding of powertrain engineering principles.
• Be able to develop first principle engineering calculations to aid the design process.
• A knowledge of DFM, DFA and 8D problem solving analysis.
• Be experienced in materials and manufacturing processes such as machining, castings, forgings, pressings and welding.

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;
• 25 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays)
• A generous pension scheme
• Life insurance
• WeCare Employee Assistance Programme
• On-site free parking
• Twice Yearly Event (Summer and Winter)
• Flexible working can be on offer for selected roles
• Competitive salary package

For any applications, please include the following information in an email to our HR Department:

-Full Name


-The role you are applying for

-Covering Letter

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