Research Engineer

Salary Details:
Circa £50,000 dependent on skills & experience + competitive benefits package, including a 10% non-c
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
16 Dec 2019
About The Role

Do you have a passion for all things automotive and would like to join an industry leader in the field of automotive research? Are you a talented engineer, looking for an opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of vehicle safety, security and repair? If so, then we could have just the position you’ve been looking for.

Here at Thatcham Research we are looking for a technically minded individual to join our engineering team on a full time, permanent basis. In this influential and exciting role, you will contribute to the development and delivery of research and testing, enforcing our vision of ‘safer cars, fewer crashes’.

As a Research Engineer your key responsibilities will involve:

  • Planning, managing and delivering research projects across a wide variety of technologies
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of a process centric, projects driven approach to Engineering Research
  • Planning, delivering and presenting research testing, analysis and reporting
  • Supporting the development and continual improvement of the tools used to robustly govern the quality of research, both in approach and output
  • Ensure that the financial requirements and developments within research projects are captured and communicated in a clear and timely fashion.
  • Actively engage in the directional shift to a data driven business by tying research to data and analytics

As a Research Engineer your skills and experience will include:

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline such as Engineering, Science, Mechanical, Electrics, Electrical, Embedded Systems etc.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills, with the ability to take information from various sources such as raw test data and mathematical analyses and use it to answer relevant research questions with an awareness of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies
  • Effective and engaging presentation and dissemination of engineering and research outputs, acknowledging the varying technical and political context required in each situation
  •  Experiencing in leading and delivering multi-disciplinary, complex, engineering or research projects, utilising the most relevant technologies and methods
  • Management of project and financial planning, with responsibility for leading and directing other professional staff
  • Demonstrable experience of both waterfall and agile methodologies and tools - Project Management Institute (PMI) certification would be advantageous

What we’re looking for in you:

You have a collaborative approach to working across multi-disciplinary teams and are passionate about ensuring that research is carried out in a consistent and rigorous manner.

Your excellent theoretical knowledge enables you to understand, analyse and breakdown complex technical information; whilst your high level of interpersonal and influencing skills facilitates your ability to motivate both individuals and teams.

Salary: Circa £50,000 dependent on skills & experience + competitive benefits package, including a 10% non-contributory pension scheme

About Thatcham Research

At the cutting edge of automotive research in the UK, Thatcham Research has a unique role in shaping the design of new vehicles and influencing ever higher standards of safety, security and repairability.

With an on-site Crash Laboratory, Repair Technology Centre, Training Academy and Crime Lab, our research expertise is driving some of the very latest automotive developments in technology, materials and standards in this fast moving and highly technical industry.

Thatcham Research is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.


Thatcham Research
Colthrop Way, Thatcham
Berks, RG19 4NR, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1635 868855


Company Number: 967763
VAT Number: 199 0313 48
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