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Lead Engineer - Battery Enclosures

Jaguar Land Rover
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4 Oct 2022

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This role is within the Vehicle Structures team as a Lead Engineer, reporting to the Group Leader. The role will mainly focus on the development of HV battery enclosures, Frame, Lid, sealing and venting and bracketry. 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.

As a Project Lead Engineer you will be responsible for the design and development of components on a given platform from concept into production, with platform & project engineer responsibilities. Achieving targets for component/system cost, weight, NVH, dynamics, safety, and function into the Vehicle and Power Unit program teams, as well as making the design and tooling releases to suppliers.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

* In-house HV battery enclosure design and engineering, both in steel and aluminium, from initial concept through to final production release.
* High experience of component design to deliver performance attributes (Safety, durability, stiffness, thermal, weight, cost)
* Fusion welding, RSW, SPR and bonding assembly expertise and delivery
* Proven aluminium casting engineering capability, core design know-how and casting DFM
* Pressing and sheet metal design capability
* Extrusion design capability
* Understanding of HV battery sealing, pressure and thermal systems management
* Design progression / completion in line with programme timing milestones
* Design resolution of issues
* DVP completion in line with programme timing milestones
* Engineering Quality prevent recurrence
* FMEA, Standards and Bill of Design support
* GD&T Lead
* Work to performance targets and JLR standards
* Deliver Engineering sign off through DVP and CAE reports


Knowledge and experience

* Proven management capabilities with excellent execution skills and the ability to multitask
* Highly experienced in HV Battery, Body or 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
* Experience in working with HV batteries
* Ability to work in cross functional teams and influence decisions
* Experience in working in an Agile project environment
* 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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