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Subject Matter Expert - Body Engineering

Jaguar Land Rover
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17 Oct 2021

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The purpose of the role is to develop Engineering Standards, Bills of Design, Foundation DFMEAs and to benchmark competitor components, overseeing the deployment of new knowledge into the annual process through lessons learnt and prevent recurrence (foundation documents and business reporting), ready for use by vehicle programme teams and to support quality improvements and future strategy for components and processes.
The role is also to support the programme Lead Engineers to ensure the technical concepts of the Underbody
Commodity Group across all programmes, that are defined and set at iDJ, are compatible with the core technical requirements and programme targets including Cost, Quality and Timing. Further to this, the role is to provide engineering technical support and guidance for Lead Engineers throughout the development of a programmes to ensure that the component specifications are well defined and cascaded to suppliers and other stakeholders to meet all functional requirements and to ensure a robust Engineering sign off of all Underbody components at key Engineering gateways.
Operating in a cross-functional organisation the Engineer will report into the Underbody Group Leader whilst supporting the programme Lead Engineers, Exterior Module Leaders, the Exteriors Product Integration team and the Exteriors Quality Manager.

Based primarily in GDEC at Gaydon, there may be a need to conduct activities at other JLR manufacturing & design locations, or supplier sites, to suit business needs.


You will ensure Bill of Design, Requirements, Foundation FMEAs and Foundation SCSS, as well as Generic Smartsheets, Generic cost packs and eSOWs are fit for purpose and kept up to date with learning from Engineers working on the programme. Ensure that the programme component specifications are well defined (Cost Pack, ESOW, Engineering Drawings, SCSS) and cascaded to suppliers and other stakeholders to meet all functional requirements. Ensure a robust Engineering sign off of all Underbody components at key Engineering gateways with all evidence logged in RMDV. Support Group Leader in the generation of Future Strategy papers for Underbody System commodities. You will also be responsible for technical support for legacy products - such as from aftermarket when new tools need to be bought off. Conduct competitor benchmarking of similar components to capture new learning and further best practise design.


You will have a successful history in component engineering in the automotive sector, ideally encompassing work with suppliers or other external organisations. You will also have previous design, release and delivery experience in Body Engineering with plastic mouldings. A thorough understanding of Product Creation processes, Engineering Standards and Test Procedures, Foundation Design FMEA, Design Verification (RMDV) processes are required. You should have demonstrable experience in Failure mode avoidance, requirements creation and requirements management. Skills in Digibuck (or 21x), Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word are necessary.
Some nice to have's would be:
* CATIA (Version 5 and/ or 6) and Teamcenter experience, to be able to view and interrogate detailed geometry.
* Engineering knowledge of exterior components - function, performance, production & manufacturing requirements.

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Reimagine will see us transition to being an electric-first business.

The purity of electric is the next natural step. At the heart of Reimagine will be the electrification of both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

By the middle of the decade, Jaguar will have undergone a renaissance to emerge as a pure electric luxury brand with a dramatically beautiful new portfolio of emotionally engaging designs and pioneering next-generation technologies.

In the next five years, Land Rover will welcome six pure electric variants as it continues to be the world leader of luxury SUVs through its three families of Range Rover, Discovery and Defender. The first all-electric variant will arrive in 2024.

But we will not limit ourselves to pure electric.

Our aim is to achieve net zero carbon emissions across our supply chain, products and operations by 2039. As part of this ambition, we are also preparing for the expected adoption of clean fuel-cell power in line with a maturing of the hydrogen economy. Development is already underway with prototypes arriving on UK roads within the next 12 months as part of the long-term investment programme.


Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover. They have been encapsulated within the performance, luxury and excellence of all our products. They are what every person working for us lives and breathes.

We have been automotive industry pioneers for more than six decades. Jaguar debuted in 1935. Land Rover made its celebrated entrance in 1948.

From then until now, we have been at the forefront of technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development. Through our revolutionary technologies, performance and craftsmanship, we have pushed the boundaries of what the industry considers possible over and over again. Our efforts have led to some of the most iconic nameplates ever to grace the road.

With an ever-evolving history and exhilarating future, this is the place to drive your pursuit for success. This is where you'll push the boundaries of your potential. This is where you'll put excellence in motion.

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