Job Description of Automotive Engineer

Automotive Engineers are involved in the design, manufacture, distribution, marketing, sales and after-sales care of cars (including racing cars), motorbikes and other commercial vehicles. Engineers will work on the aesthetics and technical performance of these vehicles and, increasingly, the electronics and software involved with modern vehicles.

Responsibilities of the job typically include:
-Assessing project requirements
-Agreeing and negotiating project budgets, timescales and specifications with clients and managers -Developing and implementing test procedures
-Building prototypes of components to carry out tests on

Typical employers of automotive engineers
While most automotive engineers are employed by vehicle manufacturers, other employers include: -Tyre manufacturers
-Specialist vehicle design companies
-Research/test laboratories
-Motor sport teams
-Oil and fuel companies

Key skills for automotive engineers
To become an automotive engineer, you will need:
-Effective technical and problem
-Solving skills
-Commercial awareness
-Good attention to detail
-Interpersonal and communication skills
-Presentation skills
-The ability to work as part of a team