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Functional Manager - PHEV

Date Posted: 19-May-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Role: Functional Manager – PHEV Powertrain

Contract: Permanent

Location: Crewe Campus, UK with flexible hybrid working




Join Bentley Motors as we embark on the most transformative phase in Bentley’s history

Bentley Motors is transforming, combining a world of luxury and progressive technology to embrace an electrified future - becoming completely carbon neutral and having 100% Battery Electric Vehicle offering by 2030.


Our Campus

Our Campus, located in Crewe, Cheshire is going through its own transformation and offers unrivalled facilities including green space, free parking, an onsite restaurant, coffee shop and onsite gym.



As a Functional Manager PHEV / BEV Powertrain you will collaborate with the Head of Powertrain Calibration to deliver our product ambitions and to shape our Beyond100 strategy.

This role is responsible for leading, managing and developing a team that ensures both capacity and capability to deliver technical and business objectives to the right quality, on time and within budget for own Engineering area.

Technically responsible through self and team for powertrain Hybrid functions (Betriebstrategy), Range Calculation, Drivability and delivery of similar in BEV product line, ownership of powertrain calibration customer functionality within Bentley.




  • Outside of projects – together with VW Group partners responsible for the advancement of functionality and service in the context of Bentley’s strategic goals.
  • Within projects – delivery of those functions and services to customer release standards within own or others systems and components.
  • Ownership of Powertrain Calibration ICE/HYBRID or BEV function and system development and integration.
  • People Manager- strong leadership. Providing support, guidance and development of small to medium sized team.
  • Project, budget and forecasting responsibility for team / area of control.



The successful candidate will be a Functional Manager / Senior Engineer, with experience of Powertrain or Chassis Mechatronics Systems and component development and / or functionality within those systems. You will have good business awareness with the ability to make and influence decisions within business context.

Demonstrable experience of Automotive or equivalent product development in relevant area. UK driving licence and the ability to travel internationally with flexibility is required for the role, proving ground experience would be beneficial.

An engineering degree within Mechanical Engineering Electronics / Mechatronics or equivalent technical experience is required for this role.


  • Leadership, effective communication, influencing skills.
  • Ability to monitor and plan both project and people KPI’s.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills (self and team).
  • Technical background in the area of powertrain calibration leadership, project time-lines, and bespoke processes.
  • Experience or appreciation of simulation techniques for calibration development
  • Demonstrable experience as People Manager/has strong leadership skills



In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Flexible working hour
  • Hybrid working options
  • Access to a subsidised private medical scheme
  • Optional car lease scheme with access to VW group cars (VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi)
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • 10% pension contribution with life assurance benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Study support opportunities
  • Paid volunteering days  


Closing date is 2nd June 2023.


We believe that everyone, regardless of their background or beliefs, belongs at Bentley. Everyone is entitled to respect and dignity and we positively celebrate the differences between people. This is a philosophy that is embraced by our leaders, championed by our colleague diversity groups and sits at the heart of our Beyond100 Strategy.