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Engineer Suspension System

Jaguar Land Rover
£33500 to £40000 per year
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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What to expect

The Chassis Suspension Function Group is responsible for developing and delivering suspension systems such as, Active Suspension, Active Roll Control, Adaptive Damping and Air Suspension. The purpose of this role is to lead on the technical content and integration of spring and damper modules into specific vehicle programmes

The main purpose of this role is to support the delivery of suspension system tuning components, sub-systems and systems into vehicle programmes. Most of these components, subsystems and systems shall be physical hardware. Examples are spring and damper modules, coil springs, dampers, air springs, spring aids and damper topmounts. The prime focus of this role will be the integration of, and ownership of a selection of these components.

The individual will work with Project leads and technical specialists to ensure that valid content is specified, to manage specific elements of the supplier delivery against this specification and arrange verification activity to support the vehicle program which meets the programme requirements for quality, cost and time.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

* Responsible for the delivery of the component or sub-system to meet the business requirements on time with appropriate quality and at the right cost
* Contribute to the negotiation and agreement of targets for the component or sub-system and ensure all programme deliverables are tracked, monitored, delivered and reported accurately and on time at each gateway
* Ensure timely development of engineering solutions to deliver the targets. Manage this for all your components and the spring damper module to enable virtual CAE and physical testing to the plan
* Take ownership of any engineering issues on the components and modules you own to develop and validate the design solutions with stakeholders
* Work closely with your customers and stakeholders to ensure component designs provide a quality assembly
* Develop a strategy for component interfaces within the spring and damper modules with support from subject matter experts
* Make use of appropriate engineering tools, hand calculations, 3D Model development and failure mode avoidance techniques to develop the engineering designs

What you'll need

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

* A working knowledge of the systems and/or components to which this role covers.
* A technical background which is relevant to suspension systems and components
* Some experience of planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements to support the Cycle Plan programmes using Product Creation Delivery System (PCDS)
* Experience of delivering projects and contributing to strategy development
* Demonstrable skills in target negotiation with stakeholders
* Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred

* Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments
* Practical experience of working with suspension tuning technologies
* Working knowledge of Vehicle Dynamics theory
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills
* Previous demonstrable experience in the JLR systems that are required for this role.


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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