Lead Engineer

Jaguar Land Rover
£42000 to £52000 per year
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Body Chassis Engineering is one of the larger teams within the JLR PE organisation. The department has complete responsibility for the design and development of all Jaguar and Land Rover BIW, Interior and Exterior & Subframe systems from concept design through to volume production. With an increasing emphasis on Systems Engineering and virtual development techniques, the department utilises advanced AVA CAD and CAE to support the product development process. This role within the Body structures CoC involves working with a wide range of materials and construction techniques, challenging functional and commercial targets and significant liaison with all internal areas of our business, as well as external component and system suppliers.

This role is within the Vehicle Structures team as a Lead Engineer, reporting to the Group Leader. The role will mainly focus on but not limited to the development of Body Structures, Subframes, Structural trays and braces, longitudinals, shock towers, dash and cowls, with associated interface sub-components, with responsibility for the future strategy,innovation, Bill of Design, Design Verification Requirements, Forward and Current Model Quality and ensuring all in-flight programmes are being delivered to the latest technical requirements and strategy. This will include ensuring efficient integration and compatibility of the structure, to deliver the necessary attribute targets.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

* Ownership of components from concept to production
* Support the Make to print strategy of in house subframe and structures design
* Working across steel and aluminium componentry
* Derivation of Engineering Specifications, DFMEA, Delivery Timing Plan and Design Verification Plans (DVP)
* Deliver Quality sufficient plans and AIMS for sub-systems
* Maintain the generic commodity plans
* Support Team Value Management (TVM) cost opportunity feasibility and idea generation
* Supplier management, discussions and communications
* Resolution of engineering issues throughout process (AIMS)
* Design of components that adhere to departmental standards
* Support the evidence-based engineering reviews (EBERS) process
* Providing technical and engineering support for Design Engineers & Lead Engineers


Knowledge and experience


* Proven management capabilities with excellent execution skills and the ability to multitask
* Highly experienced in both Body and Subframe structural parts, and the associated delivery of these components
* Mechanical design background / structural engineering
* Good knowledge of CATIA V5 or V6
* Degree in Engineering or comparable qualification
* Experience in mechanical design of safety critical structural components
* Proven ability to lead the engineering of components and systems in context within a complex team environment
* Self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision
* Experience of component design to deliver performance attributes (durability, stiffness, NVH, weight, cost)


* Proven management experience
* Ability to work in cross functional teams and influence decisions
* Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
* A dynamic and determined individual, highly driven, committed and results-orientated
* Able to deliver quality and consistency in a complex, highly demanding environment


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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