Job Description

Job Title: Team Leader – Homologation Testing (TR163D)

Department: Design

Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire

Reporting to: Supervisor, Homologation and Publications

First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.

Building around 60,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has over 750 dealers across the world.

At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment and passion to develop truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance to enjoy the perfect ride.

This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple, the TT winning SuperSports Daytona 675R, class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger Explorer and the iconic Triumph Bonneville family.

Triumph currently employs around 2000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux, Brazil, India and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.

Duties and responsibilities:

Based in the 300-strong Design Team located at the company headquarters in Hinckley, we are seeking a Team Leader to take full charge of all aspects of homologation testing and approval. This is in part following our continued growth and diversity into more World markets, but also reflecting the rising challenges of ever more stringent safety and environmental legislation for motorcycles. The work is varied, challenging but interesting and will be truly rewarding for a person who thrives on a fast paced environment, building relationships that will deliver ongoing success.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Homologation and Publications, but leading a small but dedicated homologation team, the role will encompass:

• Responsibility for the cost-effective and timely execution of homologation projects in line with company targets. This work on all homologation projects will take place in the UK, Spain and in overseas markets where in-country testing is required, such as Brazil and India.

• Preparation, review and submission of accurate type approval information documents and post-approval reports.

• Maintenance of all homologation support systems such as the Certificate of Conformity database and Conformity of Production tracking, auditing and testing.

• Developing and maintaining professional working relationships with external agents, type approval authorities and technical services.

• Advise design and accessory staff on legislative matters relating to design of complete bikes and components.

• Develop procedures for homologation activities.

• Participate in design working groups to create awareness and to disseminate homologation information and requirements.

• Prepare accurate budgets for testing and related activities.

Essential skill requirements:

The successful candidate will ideally be educated to minimum HND level in an engineering or automotive subject and in addition, he/she must be able to demonstrate the following key skills/attributes:

• Knowledge of, and experience in the type approval of an L, M, N or T category vehicle for the European Union or another major vehicle market such as the US, Japan or Australia

• An ability to work to a high level of accuracy and detail in written work.

• An ability to work under pressure and to fixed deadlines, making critical decisions to bring about on-time delivery of projects.

• Flexibility and willingness to travel overseas to conduct test programs.

Additional Information:

Triumph offers a variety of competitive benefit schemes which can be utilised by all staff including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, a Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Childcare Vouchers. Additionally, all staff have the opportunity to purchase motorcycles, clothing and accessories at a heavily discounted rate.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the unrestricted right to work in the EU.

The closing date for this role is Friday, 29th September 2017. We reserve the right to close vacancies early, therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible in order to ensure you do not miss the closing date.

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