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Battery Engineer (SVO)

Jaguar Land Rover
Fen End
Closing date
30 Nov 2022

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Job description:

This opportunity is to join our Special Vehicle Propulsion team within Special Vehicle Operations, this team showcases the very best of JLR with a range of exclusive SV-badged halo models, limited-run collectors' editions and uniquely engineered projects. The team has a high performance mindset to create and deliver high performance products.


The purpose of this role is to coordinate the design, development, testing and introduction of new systems and components or commodities. 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

This role will focus on the technical expertise and delivery of one or more areas of battery systems. The technical leader is responsible for leading the cross functional planning, coordination and delivery of all engineering design, verification and launch activities with associated engineering teams.

The role demands strong technical leadership utilising cross functional resource, planning and reporting status and the versatility to deal with changing circumstances both identifying risks and possible solutions to challenging issues.

Clear direction and a systems mentality whilst considering the programme deliverables on quality, cost, weight, function and timing are critical aspects of the role.

Key Accounabilities and Responsibilities

As a Senior Battery Engineer, you will Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning deliverables, and manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones. You will support vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues, and resolve issues with component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets. You will ensure all appropriate Jaguar Land Rover standards are met through-out design maturation, provide input into new feature development and ensure all programme design solutions meet:


As a Senior Battery Engineer, you will need to demonstrates our Creators' Code behaviours of Customer Love, Unity, Integrity, Growth and Impact. You will continually working hard to deliver a modern luxury experience to earn and keep our customers' trust and loyalty, embracing differences, being empathetic, welcoming challenges together empowering each other to deliver. You will build trust by speaking openly and honestly, listening attentively, and treating others respectfully and taking initiative and using failure as an opportunity to learn. We develop by giving + seeking honest feedback. We make a difference through our results. We innovate and never lose sight of what we want to achieve.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Strong technical background with proven knowledge of battery system development and industrialization- ideally within the Automotive Sector legislative requirements
Relevant experience of battery system definition, system architecture development, requirements specification, design/performance modelling, systems integration, system assessment and acceptance
Excellent knowledge and experience with analysis of cell chemistries for high power performance products
Excellent knowledge and experience of cell and battery performance mapping and calibration
Understanding of design principles and the application of quality tools within battery engineering environment
Understanding of battery failure modes and safety considerations
Knowledge and or experience of designing battery cooling methods and techniques
Ability to communicate status at all levels within Jaguar Land Rover.
Ability to demonstrate leadership in technical and organizational problem resolution
Experience in applying Systems Engineering and in solving complex technical issues using a structured approach
Good verbal and written communications
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Track record as an effective team player with strong interpersonal skills
Previous experience of managing 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


In depth lithium ion cell chemistry knowledge and tradeoffs of attributes
Battery management system operation and calibration knowledge
Electrothermal analysis experience (Star CCM+ or equivalent)
Requirements Management (RM) and battery component specification
Experience diagnosing faults through electrical communications networks (CANbus)
Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills
Full driving licence


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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