Job Opportunity – Caterham Development Engineering

June 12, 2018
Written by Caterham HQ

The Company

Caterham Cars is the one of the UK’s most successful sports car manufacturers and have been selling the Seven since 1973. Over the decades Caterham has continued to refine and enhance the design, whilst always respecting the brilliance of Colin Chapman’s original lightweight formula. This is a unique opportunity to work for an iconic British motor company that is both manufacturer and retailer, and also a world leader in amateur motorsport racing.

 The Role

A full-time position has become available for an Automotive or Mechanical Engineer to join the enthusiastic and dynamic engineering team at Caterham Cars. This job will expose the successful applicant to a wide and varied range of vehicle development aspects. The role will be reporting directly to a Senior member of the engineering team. You will be working as part of a team however you will be required to manage your own projects.

The role will involve the design of new automotive parts, developing existing parts and products through prototyping, creating & modifying BOM and into production. There will also be a requirement to problem solve on-going production, current engineering & development challenges. You will be required to liaise with and project-manage suppliers involved in external production.

As part of this role out of hours, travel may be required both inside and outside the UK in order to visit agents, suppliers, provide support at test days & race weekends.

Criteria guide:

  • BEng in Automotive or Mechanical engineering 2:1 minimum
  • Self-motivation
  • Relevant extra-curricular interest.
  • All round vehicle engineering experience
  • The ability to produce and read technical drawings
  • Experience with Solidworks / Catia CAD system
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extra hours and weekends when required
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Good diagnostics ability
  • Design experience of fabrication, laser cutting, machining
  • Exposure to the Motorsport industry
  • Race license – regular track experience of benefit

 Interview stages

Applicants who are successful in making it to interview stage maybe asked to carry out a practical test to back up the interview stage either on the same day or on a separate occasion.


Competitive salary subject to experience and skill level. After a probationary period, there will be a range of benefits such as eligibility to join the Company Pension Scheme, DIS and staff purchase discounts.


If you wish to apply for this role please forward your up to date CV with a short covering letter to opportunities [at] caterham [dot] com email subject should start Engineering. Applicants will then be considered using their CV for a second stage application before the interview. Please note, we cannot accept applications over the telephone. We are also unable to accept applications from agencies.

Caterham HQ

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