Chief Engineer – Design & Development

Evolute Drives Ltd is an exciting new technology development start up creating a new multi-speed transmission for the growing electric vehicle market. We are based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The current role is based in the UK.


Full Time, Permanent, Immediate Vacancy

Outline of Role

  • Ground floor opportunity to found and build an engineering team to deliver vehicle demonstrator with novel multispeed electric vehicle transmission technology
  • Design, analysis and simulation of transmission and driveline systems and components, such as: rotating components, housings, mechanical selection, hydraulic & electrical actuation, clutches etc.
  • Engineering with multiple CAD & CAE software packages as well as the generation of bespoke calculation tools.
  • Development of transmissions in fast timescales to meet demonstration deadlines.
  • Further development of transmissions to production level functionality
  • Lead all testing activity, vehicle build and commissioning
  • Managing a fast moving team of engineers to deliver high technical quality in tight timescales.

A high level of aptitude is expected along with the ability to determine innovative solutions to the numerous engineering challenges that will present during development. It would be desirable if the candidate is an industry leading expert in at least one key field of transmission engineering e.g. gears, clutches, hydraulics etc.


  • Line management responsibility for a team of engineers,
  • Ensure close integration with control software engineers
  • Develop processes to guarantee the quality of output from the design team
  • Delivery of demonstration vehicle projects and ultimately production level design


  • Minimum 5 years of engineering design experience or their specialist area
  • Track record in the successful application of transmission engineering principles
  • Expert user of the key tools and techniques applied to their technical field
  • Extensive problem solving skills and high level of numeracy
  • In depth experience in resolution of development issues on transmission hardware and vehicle integration
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including technical report writing and management summaries
  • Highly motivated, self-driven and passionate about solving engineering problems

Remuneration and Benefits

Competitive salary
Share options
Pension scheme
25 days paid annual leave & 8 paid bank holidays
Core Hours with flexible start and finish times and a Friday 1.30pm finish

Apply with CV and covering letter, including as much information as possible to Alex Tylee-Birdsall at or Evolute Drives Ltd, HR, Berrington Road, Sydenham Estate, Leamington Spa, CV31 1NB