21749 - Commodity Engineer - 3-6 month contract position

Within Vehicle Engineering / Architectures & Structures, this role has responsibility for component and system supplier management tracking and reporting for chassis based components.

Working hand in hand with the design team, suppliers and End Customer this role is responsible for the realisation of hardware from concepts through to prototype and into volume production.

Key focus on chassis systems and EV powertrain integration for new and emerging disruptive technology companies. It will draw on the existing expertise in the Attribute Engineering, Functional Safety and Systems Engineering, Energy Efficiency, Defence and Project Management teams with resources being provided in support.

The role requires an experienced Chassis Component Commodity engineer with a deep understanding of component development lifecycles.

As a Chassis System Commodity Engineer, you will be responsible for the tracking, reporting and planning of chassis system components, working with the Design Team, suppliers and technical supplier manager you’ll be the component project manager, ensuring that the component plan meets the overall programme plan and managing deviations / mitigations where needed.

Acting as the component owner you’ll be required to provide direction, decisions and support ensuring that parts are available for the required MRD’s and that all technical reviews / gateway milestones and Engineering Releases are met. Ensuring data is at the correct maturity level, presenting progress, shortfalls, risks and mitigations. 



  • Automotive Chassis, system and component Commodity Management
  • Working in a Vehicle Development programme
  • Management of Cost Time Quality
  • System engineering
  • Project Management


  • OEM vehicle / commodity development
  • CAD (Catia / NX / Teamcenter)
  • Chassis Design
  • EV vehicle development
  • Working with or for a Start-up
  • Prince 2 Practitioner


  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Understanding of automotive chassis components and lifecycle
  • An approachable self-motivated motivational approach
  • Appropriate behaviours in line with the HORIBA MIRA Values
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • The ability to communicate appropriately at all levels within the business and recognise the values of all team members, regardless of level.
  • A logical, transparent, fair and equitable approach
  • Cultural awareness
  • Familiarity with Automotive standards, terminology, development lifecycles and expectations is a bonus.



  • Degree or suitable experience in Engineering related industry


  • Quality Systems management
  • Prince 2

Other information

  • 3-6 months contract
  • Inside IR35
  • Flexible working available but will be required on site (Nuneaton) when required

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