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Lead Engineer Interior Lighting

Jaguar Land Rover
£31100 to £41000 per year
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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The purpose of this role is to coordinate the design, development, testing and introduction of new interior lighting systems across new platforms, developing a strategy that enables the re-use of as many components as acceptable. Operating in a cross-functional organisation, the Interior Lighting Lead Engineer will report into the relevant Group Leaders and, where delivering on specific vehicle programmes, have an additional matrix report into Technical Area Leaders. The role requires the individual to deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead on the technical content and integrity of specific components and systems across specific programmes

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

* Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, including maintaining the Worldwide Engineering Release System (WERS)
* Own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) deliverables
* Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones
* Manage vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues
* Resolve issues with interfacing component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets
* Ensure all appropriate JLR standards are met throughout design maturation
* Provide input into new feature development
* Ensure all programme and new platform design solutions meet:
o Programme targets for cost and weight
o Legal regulations and Requirements Management & Design Verification documentation
o Optical Quality and Premium Consumer Product Audit (PCPA) requirements
* Keep all Module documentation up to date including:
o Meeting minutes o Foundation and Programme Design analysis documents
o Quality history and bill of design
* Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time


Knowledge, Skills and experience

* Automotive Engineering Experience - Previous experience in the Lighting or Interior Systems environment is ideal. Candidate must have experience of project management, ideally encompassing work with suppliers or other external organisations.
* Previous experience of leading the resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment
• A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes
• Degree or relevant equivalent experience

* A good understanding of the Foundation and Design FMEA process, Design Verification (RMDV), and AIMS processes are required in conjunction with experience of Forward Model Quality strategies.
• An understanding of Engineering Standards and Test Procedures would be beneficial.
• Knowledge of CATIA (Version 5), TCe and Digibuck, to be able to view and interrogate geometry, will be a considered an advantage for this position.
• The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a logical and methodical approach to component applications, verification and validation.
• An understanding of S-DOTS (Standards authoring and approval application), Byteworx, Product Creation Standards and all of the different document types (Requirements, DVMs, Design Rules, STJLRs, TPJLRs) would be beneficial.


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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