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Seat Functions Engineer

Date Posted: 15-May-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Role: Seat Functions Engineer  

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 Seat Functions Engineer you will collaborate with the Functional Manager deliver our product ambitions and to shape our Beyond100 strategy.

The Seat Functions Engineer will be an expansion of Electronic Engineering resource within the Interior Engineering department for Seating Sub Teams.



  • Technical responsibility for Vehicle Function process within Seating (Definition of electronic logic/functionality within the seat system)
  • Manage and generate new functional concepts from customer use cases
  • Technical definition of seating functions with first logical customer focused concepts.
  • Function modelling and demonstration through virtual tools (SysML, MATLab, Simulink etc) for demonstration on first prototype seats
  • Manage technical partners to deliver the Functional Safety Processes to ISO 26262 for each Seating function
  • Collate and report functional status at each project gateway.
  • Set requirements for the Architecture Team for project delivery
  • Liaise with VW Group colleagues to develop functions, define future products
  • Keep up to date with legislative and technical development in Vehicle Seating
  • Provide support to other non-Engineering functions within Bentley for Function related topics



The successful applicant will be an experienced Engineer, ideally within an OEM/Supplier with a degree in Electronics/Software Modelling or with equivalent relevant experience.

  • Electronics/Software background
  • Software Modelling Techniques
  • Knowledge of networks/architecture (CAN & LIN)
  • Able to work independently to define customer functionality using good problem solving skills



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

  • Flexible working hours  
  • 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 30th May 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.