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System Leader - Body Systems

Date Posted: 23-May-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Role: System Leader – Body Systems

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 System Leader – Body Systems you will collaborate with the Director – Body & Trim Engineering within R&D to deliver our product ambitions and to shape our Beyond100 strategy.


As a System Leader this role will be the R&D lead for Body Systems on a given vehicle project, responsible for the delivery of the 13 sub-systems within Body Systems: (Cockpit/Trim/Seating/Safety/BIW/Egress/HVAC/Sight/Add on/Body Control Modules/Exterior Lighting).



  • Technical Project Management
  • Project leadership (Interior content/Exterior content /BIW & Vehicle Safety content)
  • Cost Management
  • Resource Management
  • Executive presentation delivery
  • Gateway deliverable Process Management
  • Support budget planning with Head of Departments of functional area



The successful candidate will be a Technical/Project Manager or Leader  with experience of  working and delivering multiple systems into series production within Body Engineering ideally within the automotive/aerospace industry.

  • Experience of successful deliveries of vehicle systems/ features or as Project Manager of vehicle projects
  • Experience of successful delivery of vehicle systems/ features to functional, cost, quality and timing targets
  • Broad knowledge of multiple Engineering systems and their relationships
  • An Engineering degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Previous project leadership experience of large teams



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.