Graduate Engineer (Systems)

Deadline: 31st August 2021



Job Title: Graduate Engineer (Systems)
Employment Status: Permanent
Line Manager: Principal Engineer
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea
Standard Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday
Salary: £DOE
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per annum
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Health Scheme (BUPA), Life Cover, EAP (employee assistance programme), Free Beverages, Discounted Gym Membership, Discounted Eye-wear and Free Eye Test, Ride to Work Scheme, Electric Car Charging, Free Parking On-site.

We are currently recruiting a Graduate Engineer – Systems to join the Engineering department at our headquarters in Shoreham-By-Sea.


  • Act as the primary owner of nominated system(s), coordinating activities between: Design, Analysis, Test & Development, Marketing, Purchasing & Manufacturing
  • Assist in the administration of certain engineering processes such as Product Issue tracking, Cost Down etc
  • Work alongside the Purchasing team to work with suppliers and where required nominate new suppliers
  • Be the main technical point of contact for relevant suppliers throughout the lifespan of the product
  • Work alongside relevant stakeholders to capture the commercial, functional and technical requirements for nominated systems
  • Work with Purchasing and Manufacturing team to ensure designed system is practical, sustainable and meets cost targets
  • Work with the Quality team to ensure that designs can be assessed for conformance to drawing
  • Work with Analysis and Test teams to get confirmation that owned systems deliver the required performance


  • Drive the development of nominated system(s) to meet the defined requirements
  • Maintain good relationships with all stakeholder, external and internal, involved in the development of their system, such as suppliers, customers, regulatory boards etc.
  • Organisation of meetings with relevant stakeholders as appropriate
  • Compilation and update of system requirements and cascading them down to component requirements
  • Updating standard company systems tracking documentation and delivering status updates to colleagues
  • Ensure system design is agreed with Purchasing and Manufacturing teams as being practical for long term production requirements
  • Ensure system design is agreed with Purchasing and Manufacturing teams as being practical for long term production requirements
  • Critically assess work of suppliers, both internal and external, for quality and correctness
  • Complete administration tasks for engineering processes such as minuting meetings, organising attendance etc.



  • Maintain/Develop a good understanding of the software tools they use as part of their analytical work
  • Strive to deliver systems on time, to the correct quality at a tolerable cost
  • Maintain a professional relationship with external parties at all times
  • Demonstrate Cox Powertrain Behaviours:
    • Innovation
      • Works to learn current practises
      • Looks for ways of improving the components/systems they are working on
    • Expertise
      • Capable of undertaking work with some day to day supervision
      • Aware of what is acceptable in both personal delivery and the performance of the part of the product they are engineering
    •  Tenacity
      • Committed to deliver to agreed CQT targets
    • Highlights when they are going to be late to deliver in a timely manner
      • Asks what are different methods they could use when others fail
    •  Honesty
      • Informs line management when they are aware that they will struggle to deliver
      • Takes personal responsibility for the quality of their work
      • Highlights when they find errors in their work and the work of their peers
    •  Respect
      • Uses the advice of peers and senior members of staff to improve their work
      • Acknowledges the achievements of team members
      • Where possible, works to fulfil the requests of the line management in an efficient manner
    • Integrity
      • Conducts themselves in a professional manner
      • Demonstrates a strong desire to push forward their personal development
      • Informs management if they believe something in the company is not working correctly



  • Masters level degree in an Engineering/Science/Mathematical discipline
  • Some demonstrable analytical skills developed during their university career


  • A working knowledge of internal combustion engines and watercraft
  • Practical work experience in an engineering environment


With a global reach of over 100 territories, you will be joining a business that puts innovation at the forefront of everything we do and aim to be leaders in our field. To achieve this, we are always on the lookout for new talent to join our team.

Join the team and be a part of revolutionising the marine industry



Cox Powertrain is a privately owned engineering company based in Shoreham by Sea. Cox have spent the past decade developing a ground-breaking new engine, supported by £120m of private investment, for marine industry which is disrupting the global marine market. Cox Powertrain have over 150 permanent employees, with strong connections with the automotive industry.

The core engine module is a V8, 4-stroke turbo charged diesel with a capacity of 4.4ltr litres that delivers up to 300 hp (224kW) per module.  Principal benefits are increased responsiveness combined with reduced size, mass and parts count when compared with conventional diesels of similar power output and improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.