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REQ ID: 72119
JOB TITLE: Cost Engineer - Electronics Hardware
SALARY: 47,500 - 52,500
POSTING END DATE: 30/11/2021
LOCATION: Coventry
Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.



The Finance department offers a unique and highly challenging experience with business-wide exposure and development, where the key to success is the ability to manage our internal customer's expectations, and deliver against their requirement using resources assigned against multiple and often conflicting priorities.

The Cost Engineering function is an integral part the Finance department and is responsible for ensuring the correct use of JLR funds appertaining to all aspects of supply chain in line with product aspirations to deliver profitable growth, by partnering the business in all other operational functions (principally Purchasing, Product Engineering, Advanced Product Creation, and other Finance functions).

This Role is for a Senior Cost Engineer in our Electronics team which is responsible for the following commodities across our vehicle lines: Infotainment, Telematics, User Controls, ADAS and Body Electronics.




As a Senior Cost Engineer, you will be part of a dynamic team focused on specific vehicle commodities associated with one of several teams: (principally Purchasing, Product Engineering, Advanced Product Creation, and other Finance functions)

You’ll be responsible for delivering robust detailed and directional Should Costs (estimates) and leading initiatives to identify commodity cost saving opportunities within the JLR supply chain. You will drive commercial and lead technical negotiations to deliver cost gap closure and be a crucial and proactive member of the Matched Trio (Cost Engineer, Buyer and Engineer). You will participate in the process of supplier selection and supplier strategy planning and advise Product Engineering on design and change cost impact. You’ll be accountable for providing expert direction to Advanced Product Creation (APC) initiatives and be a role model and inspire others to excel in professional behaviour and technical expertise.

Working as a part of a dedicated team of engineers within the Finance department, this entails working with the supplier base and across all functions of Jaguar Land Rover to determine the most effective cost solutions to fulfil the product aspirations within the defined budget.  




You will have knowledge in the specification, selection and cost of electronic components (e.g. ICs, transistors, diodes) and materials is required. Specialised manufacturing and/or design knowledge in the following areas:  PCB Manufacture, SMT Line Processes, Electronic and Functional Testing, Electronic Assembly. Specific knowledge in the design and manufacture of ADAS technology, including imaging systems and components (e.g. radar, cameras) would be an advantage.


The following experience would be desirable:

  • Experience with the costing, manufacturing and development of Automotive Electronic components.
  • Business and financial acumen, strong cost estimating skills preferably on electronics.

Strength of character and a determination to champion cost saving opportunities and drive cost gap closure


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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