Swytch is changing the way we move. We fundamentally believe that transport shouldn't cost the Earth - so we've made it our mission to make electric transport accessible to everybody.

Since launching in 2017 we have reached over 35,000 customers, across 50 countries who have collectively ridden over 1 million miles! Since then we have raised over $1.4M to scale our operations and secured a $400K Innovate UK grant to develop a next-generation hybrid eBike system for the future of shared electric vehicles.

Founded by Engineers and cycling enthusiasts Oliver Montague and Dmitro Khroma, Swytch is a close-knit team dedicated to creating low carbon transport solutions which are fun to use and good for the planet. We’re now growing our team to keep up with the unprecedented demand for our technology, and to be part of the electric transport revolution.

Check out our latest campaign: Indiegogo Campaign - (url removed).

The R&D Team

Technology is core to Swytch. We have redefined the eBike kit product category with excellent design and innovative technology. Our future is to redefine even bigger product categories, including complete electric bikes.
To achieve this mission, we are assembling a world-class R&D team consisting of Engineers and Designers capable of pushing the limits of what is possible. We are looking for problem solvers, disrupters, and innovators with first class skills in design and technology.

The Role

We are looking for a Senior R&D Project Manager to lead research and development projects for their full lifecycle, enabling and supporting our multidisciplinary engineering team. You will be responsible for managing the time, resources and budgets of the Electronics Design, Mechanical Design, Industrial Design and Testing teams. You will report directly to our CTO Dmitro.

The ideal candidate has proven experience successfully leading engineering teams through development and shipping of complex consumer electronics / eMobility products.

Responsibilities include

  • Proactively drive R&D projects forwards through full lifecycle from concept and to manufacturing by managing priorities, resources and budget
  • Understand and communicate the technical details of projects to both internal engineering teams and external stakeholders.
  • Maintaining best practices for data management and data release, and change management with external suppliers

Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering (or similar technical field) is strongly preferred, or proven experience successfully leading engineering teams
  • Experience working with teams doing full product development lifecycle, from spec to architecture, detailed design, BOM, DFM, RFQ, tooling, mass production in our overseas factory and continuous technical support.
  • Experience leading multiple weekly standing meetings with internal teams and vendors to plan and track deliverables.
  • Experience evaluating and simplifying current working procedures and improving organization team structure as well as introducing technology innovations.
  • Experience creating, submitting and tracking relevant Capex documentation to ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within budget and best overall value.
  • Experience investigating technical details and leading problem resolution.
  • Experience leading critical path schedule items.
  • Experience in providing equipment projections and with engineering capacity management.
  • Proven working knowledge using MS Excel, Solidworks, MS Project, Airtable, Trello, and related software.

Benefits

  • Typically flexible remote working environment; come sit in our office in East London and enjoy a daily free lunch or work from home in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the UK. (Most R&D roles will typically require you to be in the office a set proportion of the week, Covid allowing, to make best use of our team and workshop)
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Uncapped annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing service subscriptions
  • A free Swytch Conversion Kit - so you can join our electric cycling revolution!
  • Electric Penny Farthing Lessons


Diversity is important to us: We are a mixed group of people from many different backgrounds, each with our unique experiences. We respect and admire our differences and believe everyone can make a contribution to Swytch. Our recruitment process is reviewed regularly to maintain its fair and unbiased approach, and our management team has undergone unconscious bias training. We believe our success is based on the innovation of our team, the differing opinions, and the ability to respect each other enough to brainstorm our way to new ideas.

Type:
Permanent
Contract Length:
N/A
Job Reference:
D99F5B83C2
Job ID:
1154000000000045872

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