21731 - Vehicle Dynamics Senior Engineer

HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes.

With over 75 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of 37 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision – that by 2024 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us.

Progress towards achieving our vision has been significantly accelerated through the creation of MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s largest transport technology R&D cluster. By applying our advanced engineering, test and validation capabilities to our customers’ challenging programmes, we are already shaping journeys of the future.

We are looking for our next Vehicle Dynamics Senior Engineer to join the growing Vehicle Attributes Development team. The role will be responsible for developing and managing external customer projects for the vehicle dynamics attribute, providing subject matter expertise and knowledge.

The role is highly customer focused, being the point of contact and technical expert/lead for the project, representing Horiba MIRA both in the UK and at times abroad. This role will be based at the MIRA Technology Park site but may involve travel

Key Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • To support commercial teams on enquiry development, project scope and approach definition.
  • Delivery of continuous improvement projects to improve internal process and procedure.
  • The role may include support of the team’s research and development into new technology


Essential Experience

  • A track record in automotive vehicle dynamics testing and development.
  • 7+ years of experience within the vehicle dynamics attribute

Preferred Experience

  • Development experience of SCS or other chassis control systems.
  • Track record in the development and delivery of the vehicle dynamics attribute for a vehicle engineering programme


  • The role will require the candidate to deliver customer projects, either as part of a standalone Vehicle Dynamics development project or as part of a complete vehicle development program.
  • The candidate will need a broad range of knowledge in vehicle level attribute development across the complete engineering spectrum:
    • Competitor benchmarking
    • Target setting and cascade to system and component level
    • Initial concept development and virtual engineering
    • Design maturation
    • Vehicle level testing, development and signoff
  • The candidate will be experienced in the subjective evaluation and objective measurement of the vehicle dynamics attribute to quantify the vehicle performance and provide development direction.
  • The candidate will need to liaise with both MIRA and customer design teams to ensure attribute requirements are met.
  • A good understanding of virtual engineering tools will be required to effectively utilise the Attribute Simulation team to meet the attribute target performance during the virtual development phase of the project
  • Project administration will be required to maintain timing plans, monitor project progress against contracted deliverables and comply with MIRAs quality policy
  • The candidate must be a confident and effective communicator, keeping our clients and internal stakeholders informed of the project progress. This will be delivered through written and face to face presentation skills.


Essential Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in automotive or mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Trained to PG level 4 or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree or PHD
  • Chartered Engineer, CEng MIMechE or equivalent
  • Licenses for other classes of vehicle 

Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, however this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list. 

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