Senior Research Manager – Battery Packs

Senior Research Manager – Battery Packs

I am working with one of the most pioneering companies in the world. They are a diverse team of creative engineers and researchers. They undertake research into a wide range of electronics including sensor technologies, power electronics, embedded systems and software. They strive to get the latest technologies in our products, working with NPI and wider research teams to consider all aspects of complex products including thermals, optics, electromagnetics, aero-acoustics, mechanical design, microbiology and machine learning.

About the Role:

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced individual to join the Battery Pack Research Team as the Senior Research Manager. The role is for a senior technical leader who wishes to invent, design and develop industry leading high-performance battery packs for high volume production for a wide range of applications. The team is part of the Technical Research Team that comprise of Electronics, Energy Storage and Motors & Power Systems Teams. The team are pioneering methods of integrating state-of-the-art cell technology, as well as delivering improvements to the battery packs with commercial cells.

The successful candidate will be joining a company with a strong engineering culture that enables;

Opportunity to work with experienced people in a wide variety of disciplines to share knowledge and learn from as well as opportunities for mentoring that have the only University degree integrated to the day-to-day business. This provides opportunity to work with bright young students directly in projects and help create the next generation of engineers that have growing list of strategic partnerships University based research labs integrated into the world’s most reputable Institutions, Cambridge, Imperial, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, etc.

Strong long-term links with materials, part and equipment manufacturers globally – great opportunity to design and engineer for manufacture from start Dedicated Tech Scouting Team – opportunity to always be in the know with the up and coming technologies in the market and assess their use for solving real problems.

Participate in the biggest relevant engineering conferences world-wide. Access to relevant Publications

Skills & Experiences:

The role is an opportunity to work alongside other technical senior leaders and significantly contribute to the creation of enabling technologies for a variety of next generation products and fulfil our ambition of being truly authentic, different, better and faster than the competition.

The successful candidate will report to Motors and Power Systems Research Director and directly lead a multi-disciplinary, highly motivated and diverse team of engineers working closely with electronics and energy storage research teams.

Core responsibilities include:

Stretch the boundaries of power and energy density whilst ensuring safety, robustness and reliability in a variety of applications

Meet target specifications such as cost (part and manufacturing), size, mass and performance within the planned timeline of each research project – ability to optimise these concurrently

Lead, plan and manage resources across multiple highly ambitious and complex projects that run simultaneously

Understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to the design of the product with expert knowledge of the latest technologies / methods in the industry

Assess, establish and manage supplier relationships with technical and commercial negotiations, maintaining confidence in BOM and assembly costs throughout a project

Lead the team to generate innovative novel solutions with strong & high value IP

Identify skills or knowledge gaps within the team and lead the recruitment activities as required

Coach and mentor team members. Create and manage associated technology roadmaps.

About you

l Ideally you will hold a BEng/MEng degree from a relevant engineering degree programme with a demonstrable level of industrial experience. Demonstrable technical expertise with breadth and depth in developing Li-Ion battery packs and their integration into complete Power Systems.

Mechanical Engineering / Thermal design / Materials (fire retardants, intumescent, light weighting, etc.) / Automated Manufacturing / Assembly Methods / Testing and validation of battery packs

Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing to deliver low cost, high volume, high performance and reliable engineering solutions. Experience in a wide range of multi-disciplinary 1D to 3D simulation techniques, platforms, and ability to use these to drive designs. Be able to correctly judge the need and place for quick hand calculations vs. complex 3D simulations. Robust understanding of the role of concept specifications, requirements capture, DFMEAs and DVP&R’s in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment

Demonstrable familiarity with:

Welding techniques. Materials science. GD&T and dimensional engineering. Siemens NX, Ansys Workbench and Siemens Teamcenter. Manufacturing technologies for battery packs


Performance related bonus. Company paid Life Insurance.

Discounts on our machines. On-site gym and sport centre.

Competitive pension scheme. Flexible benefits program with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the option to purchase additional holidays.

27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays. Free on-site parking.

Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea and a free lunch. Private Medical insurance for all employees.

Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependents. Digital GP and prescription service.

To apply please email your CV / resume to

Job Reference: NWS3504_1656946002


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Job Start Date: ASAP

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