Senior R&D Engineer

BASIC £50,000 – £60,000
  • Salary dependent on experience + Benefits

The Company:

Embark on a journey with the trailblazers of automotive innovation! Picture this: commercial vehicles not just running on fuel, but seamlessly integrating hydrogen into their power source. It’s not just a dream – it’s our reality. Standing at the forefront, our client works with fleet operators of HGVs and LGVs, revolutionizing the transportation industry – one hydrogen-powered vehicle at a time. But they don’t stop there. Their team of technical virtuosos doesn’t just think inside the box; they extend their expertise to specialist vehicles like refuse trucks and road sweepers, turning ordinary tasks into extraordinary feats of sustainability. Passion fuels our purpose as we drive towards a greener, cleaner future.

The Opportunity:

Are you ready to pioneer the future of heavy-duty vehicles and machinery? We’re on the lookout for a dynamic individual with senior-level expertise to lead a team of R&D Engineers in revolutionizing the world of hydrogen-fueled transportation.

The Role:

As a Senior R&D Engineer, you’ll spearhead the development and commercialization of hydrogen-fueled heavy-duty vehicles and machines. We need someone with proven experience, exceptional problem-solving skills, and a passion for cutting-edge technology. This role demands initiative, flexibility, and a hands-on approach to tackle challenges head-on.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and installing R&D prototypes
  • Component and system design
  • Specifying and sourcing components
  • Designing wiring looms and harnesses
  • Conducting validation testing
  • Maintaining R&D Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Setting up CAN-based systems
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Collaborating with internal and external teams on projects

Functional Skills:

  • Delivering technical project outputs on time
  • Owning system specifications and component selection
  • Defining control system requirements
  • Building and validating prototypes
  • Operating independently with initiative
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel for work

Qualifications & Experience: Mandatory:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or relevant industry experience
  • 5-10 years of industry experience
  • Ability to read and create automotive wiring diagrams
  • Effective communication skills
  • Mechanical and electrical integration experience
  • Proficiency in engineering problem-solving


  • Knowledge of engines and/or fuel cells
  • Familiarity with electric drivetrain/high voltage systems
  • Understanding of CAN bus systems
  • Experience with vehicle cooling systems
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD

If you’re ready to make your mark in the world of sustainable transportation, we want to hear from you! Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of innovation. Apply now and let’s shape the future. Please send Matthew Buchanan an email that includes a copy of your CV to

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Contact Kathryn Oxley directly, or call the Mercury Hampton office on 01925 937 311.

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