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Principal Engineer – Body Exterior Systems in Guildford, Surrey



Guildford, Surrey





Principal Engineer - Body Exterior Systems

Job Reference Number: ID 702

Gordon Murray Advanced Engineering is a UK-based global luxury brand dedicated to creating and manufacturing the world's greatest driving cars. These ultra-exclusive cars are engineered and designed without compromise to provide unrivalled driving experiences and driver-centric connection.

With multiple sites in Shalford, Dunsfold, Warwick and a new purpose-built HQ on its way in Windlesham, the Gordon Murray Group continues to grow with multiple vehicle programmes currently in development. As a result, we currently have exciting opportunities for a Principal Engineer - Body Exterior Systems to join the team based in Shalford, Surrey.

Job Overview:

As the Principal Engineer for Body Exterior Systems, you will be at the forefront of shaping the future of automotive design. Leveraging your extensive experience and technical prowess, you will drive the development of innovative body exterior systems, setting new benchmarks for functionality, aesthetics, and performance.


  • Technical Leadership: Lead the design and development of state-of-the-art body exterior systems, providing technical direction and mentorship to the engineering team.
  • Innovation and Optimization: Drive innovation in body exterior design, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and materials to optimize performance, safety, and aesthetic appeal.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate seamlessly with interdisciplinary teams, including aerodynamics, materials engineering, and manufacturing, to ensure holistic integration of body exterior components.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement rigorous quality control processes to ensure the highest standards in body exterior design and manufacturing.
  • Project Management: Oversee and manage projects related to body exterior systems, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and design specifications.


  • Education: Bachelor's/Master's/Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or relevant experience
  • Experience: Proven experience as a Principal Engineer with a focus on body exterior systems, preferably in the automotive or aerospace industry.
  • Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of body exterior design, development, and optimization, with hands-on experience in relevant engineering tools and software.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and project management skills, with a track record of successfully leading engineering teams.
  • Innovative Thinking: A creative thinker with a passion for pushing the boundaries of engineering possibilities.

What's on Offer:

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team, the position comes with:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Loyalty Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Personal Pension Plan
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Recruitment Referral Incentive Scheme
  • Parking Onsite

Gordon Murray Group is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, race, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We strive to promote a workplace that celebrates diversity and encourages individuals to express their opinions and beliefs.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.


This vacancy is being advertised by Optamor Limited. Optamor is a specialist Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider. We provide a flexible full recruitment solution which takes care of all recruitment requirements from planning to on-boarding. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 702_1707292175
Date posted 07 February 2024

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