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Lead Engineer Front frames

Jaguar Land Rover
£42000 to £52000 per year
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Within Body-Chassis, the Subframe Engineering team is responsible for design, validation and release of Subframes for Jaguar Land Rover products from initial concept to product launch.

As a Project Engineer you will Lead a design and development team to design & deliver efficient components that meet performance targets and deliver robust Engineering sign off. Lead a cross functional and manage a supplier team to support virtual and prototype builds, production launch and PSW.

This means the role requires a high level of detailed product design engineering knowledge, project management and communication skills.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

● Lead the cross functional project team of JLR stakeholder and suppliers
● Ownership and completion of CAD and CAE development from concept to production
● Work to performance targets and JLR standards
● Manage the delivery from project start until PSW is achieved
● Ensure engineering completion against the programme timing milestones
● Complete engineering releases in line programme timing and supplier timing to meet build and PSW requirements
● Work with Purchasing and Cost Engineering to deliver cost targets
● Deliver Engineering sign off through DVP and EBERs and report DV progress through RMDV
● Work with stakeholders such as Vehicle Engineering, Manufacturing, and Service to ensure compatibility
● Lead cross functional project team meetings in line with JLR cadence. Complete eAPQP. Support Module Team and other JLR meetings as required.
● Support vehicle builds and support launch until PSW is achieved.


Knowledge and experience


* Experience in mechanical design of safety critical structural components (ideally of fabricated, cast, pressed metal components and assemblies)
* Experience of component design to deliver performance attributes (durability, stiffness, weight, cost)
* Ability to design in context within a complex team environment with a range of expectations on what customer-focussed solutions might look like
* Working knowledge of CAD modelling software, CAE tools used for FEA stress analysis and PLM
* Working knowledge of manufacturing processes used in subframe construction and ability to design for manufacturing compatibility
* Ability to balance manufacturing and performance needs
* Strong project management skills and experience of component management
* Effective communication and team working skills


* Candidates will ideally be educated to degree level
* JLR release systems, AIMS, WERS, PACNs, smartsheet
* CATIA & CAE experience. Experience in creating and reviewing component drawings with knowledge of datum systems and tolerances
* Knowledge of chassis suspension
* Knowledge of CAE and other virtual processes
* Experience in component rig validation and interpreting data
* Experience in managing a varied workload across numerous programmes
* Ability to lead, guide and inform other engineers
* Ability to use data to drive decisions and make contributions to discussions at all levels
* Experience of determining and setting technical direction


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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