Job Title:Engineer – Systems (Coolant and FIE)
Employment Status:Permanent
Line Manager:Principal Engineer – Systems
Standard Working Hours:37.5 hours, Monday – Friday
Holiday:20 days per annum, rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service
Salary and Benefits:£TBA Dependent on Experience – company pension scheme, health scheme (BUPA), life cover




    • Act as the primary owner of a nominated system, co-ordinating activities between:
      • Design
      • Analysis
      • Test & Development
      • Marketing
      • Purchasing
      • Manufacturing
    • Work alongside the Purchasing team to work with suppliers and where required nominate new suppliers
    • Be the main technical contact for relevant suppliers throughout the lifespan of the product
    • Work alongside relevant stakeholders to capture the commercial, functional and technical requirements for nominated system
    • Work with Purchasing and Manufacturing team to ensure designed system is practical, sustainable and meets cost targets
    • Work with Analysis and Test & Development teams to get confirmation that owned systems deliver the required performance



    • Drive the development of the system to meet the defined requirements
    • Maintain good relationships with all stakeholder, external and internal, involved in the development of their system, such as suppliers, customers, regulatory boards etc.
    • Organisation of meetings with relevant stakeholders as appropriate
    • Compilation and update of system requirements and cascading them down to component requirements
    • Updating standard company systems tracking documentation and delivering status updates to colleagues
    • Ensure system design is agreed with Purchasing and Manufacturing teams as being practical for long term production requirements
    • Critically assess work of suppliers, both internal and external, for quality and correctness



    • Maintain/Develop a knowledge of the state of the art for their nominated system
    • Strive to deliver systems on time, to the correct quality at a tolerable cost
    • Maintain a professional relationship with external parties at all times
    • Demonstrate Cox Powertrain Behaviours:
      • Innovation
        • Asks why current processes are used
        • Looks for ways of improving the components/systems they are working on
      • Expertise
        • Capable of undertaking work with some day to day supervision
        • Aware of what is acceptable in both personal delivery and the performance of the part of the product they are engineering
      • Tenacity
        • Committed to deliver to agreed Cost, Quality and Timing targets
        • Highlights when they are going to be late to deliver in a timely manner
        • Asks what are the different methods they could use when others fail
      • Honesty
        • Informs line management when they are aware that they will struggle to deliver
        • Takes personal responsibility for the quality of their work
        • Highlights when they find errors in their work and the work of their peers
      • Respect
        • Uses the advice of peers and senior members of staff to improve their work
        • Acknowledges the achievements of team members
        • Where possible, works to fulfil the requests of the line management in an efficient manner
      • Integrity
        • Conducts themselves in a professional manner
        • Demonstrates a strong desire to push forward their personal development
        • Informs management if they believe something in the company is not working correctly




    • Strong track record of developing components/systems in their career history
    • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Demonstrable ability to review existing systems from benchmark products and deduce the functions of their features and components
    • Experience in planning activities and delivering to those plans



    • A working knowledge of internal combustion engines and watercraft
      • Experience of the development of coolant and fuel systems would be particularly beneficial
    • Experience with Siemens Teamcenter and/or Polarion software
    • Experience in compiling FMEAs for components/systems



Cox Powertrain is a privately owned engineering company based in Shoreham by Sea. Cox have spent the past decade developing a ground-breaking new engine, supported by £90m of private investment, for marine industry which is disrupting the global marine market. Cox Powertrain have over 120 permanent employees, with strong connections with the automotive industry.

The core engine module is a V8, 8 piston, 4-stroke turbo charged diesel with a capacity of 4.4ltr litres that delivers up to 300 hp (261 kW) per module.  Principal benefits are increased responsiveness combined with reduced size, mass and parts count when compared with conventional diesels of similar power output and improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.