Lead Development Engineer


Typical involvements:

  • Oversee eDrive development team, general line management for team of up to 6 professional engineers
  • Present DVP updates to the Saietta Senior Management Team, and customer representatives where required
  • Oversee and contribute to the creation and delivery of design validation plans in relation to electric machines
  • Support the development of inhouse test facilities in order to complete validation of e-machines in house to internal and external standards
  • Evaluate external test facilities, create clear Statement of Works and negotiate cost effective contracts for the delivery of test services alongside procurement
  • Lead the Resolution of failure modes and provide design input in order to ensure eDrives meet product specifications
  • Work in a small team with a high level of autonomy, managing own day to day work load


Skills / Knowledge required:

  • Experience of the definition, development, planning and implementation of tests for electric motors / complex electromechanical systems
  • The development of test requirements in conjunction with DVP, 8D, and FMEAs
  • Able to support the build and commissioning of test systems and analysis of test data (e.g., motor controller / inverter etc)
  • Experience of failure resolution / problem solving using 8D processes or similar
  • Experience with originating Quality and SOP documents for Test Procedures, DVP, 8D, and FMEA
  • Able to work effectively in a fast paced, small company environment in conjunction with test technicians
  • Able to produce test reports, test data and organise DVP activities
  • Able to ensure that Test Requests / Process are understood, achievable and delivered
  • Previous experience within an EV test environment would be preferred
  • Good knowledge and experience of AC electric motors, controller and powertrains
  • Good electrical engineering understanding
  • Sound understanding of safety requirements.
  • Good problem solver with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Good organisational, planning and communication skills
  • Line management experience in relation to development engineering


Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Degree in mechanical or automotive engineering or mechanical design experience within a precision engineering environment.
  • Test and calibration experience, ideally in relation to electric machines
  • Test engineering experience
  • Environmental test experience, ideally in relation to electric machines



  • 37.5 hrs / week, with flexible start and finish times. Early finish on a Friday!
  • Single cover Private Health Insurance
  • Annual company bonus subject to achieved targets
  • Auto enrol pension
  • Free on-site parking including EV charging at reduced rates


Please apply using the "apply now" link on this page. There you can upload your CV, covering letter and provide other supporting information (salary expectations, right to work status, location, etc.) to help us process your application. 

About Saietta

We seek people who feel a strong affinity with high-quality and ground breaking products

Our core company values are grounded by intellectual curiosity, integrity, entrepreneurial mindset, international vision, the highest aspirations, and the continuous pursuit of excellence. We share a passion for creating world-shaping impact and we believe in transformative innovation and profound progress without compromise. Successful candidates will be rewarded with a high level of responsibility and trust early on in their role. If these values describe you, then we look forward to receiving your application for a specific role, or your expression of interest to be informed of a future opportunity.