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REQ ID: 54781
JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer, Power Electronics
SALARY: £40,300 - £52,400
POSTING END DATE: 31/03/2021
LOCATION: Coventry


Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.





The Power Electronics team is responsible for the hardware and software design and implementation for components such as DcDc converters, Traction Inverters and Off-Board/On-Board Chargers. The team is heavily involved in current and future electrification programmes and is thereby actively contributing to the Jaguar Land Rover CO2 route map.


The purpose of this role is to coordinate the design, development, testing and introduction of new Traction Inverters including hardware and software in to JLR vehicle programs. 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


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:


  • Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, including maintaining the Worldwide Engineering Release System
  • Own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning deliverables
  • Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones
  • Manage vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues
  • Resolve issues with component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets
  • Ensure all appropriate JLR standards are met through-out design maturation
  • Manage, cascade and agree requirements with sub-system and component owners
  • Ensure all programme design solutions meet:
    • Programme targets for cost and weight
    • Legal regulations and Requirements Management & Design Verification documentation
    • Optical Quality and Premium Consumer Product Audit requirements
  • Keep all Module documentation up to date including:
    • Meeting minutes
    • Foundation and Programme Design analysis documents
    • Quality history and bill of design
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested
  • Manage and support all Quality workstreams including DFMEAs, PPIRs, PSWs
  • Coordinate and control S, T, P component releases, support vehicle programme builds






  • Knowledge of TCDS and PCDS development process
  • Component delivery under PCDS
  • Capable to lead GRADE, EMC testing, HILST testing, supplier commodity planning
  • Good knowledge on component releasing process using WERS and iPLM
  • Root cause analysis techniques (e.g. Six Sigma, 5 Whys, Fishbone, 8D etc)
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and good business acumen
  • Confident, highly motivated, capable of priortising workload and motivating others
  • Degree qualified (engineering, science or mathematics preferred)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Project
  • Capable using CAN tools such as CANape, CANoe, CANalyser, INCA



  • Previous experience on HEVs, PHEVs and BEV vehicle configurations
  • Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments
  • Previous experience with Power Electronics and Hardware Development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills





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.







Jaguar Land Rover has long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business – because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where we’re going.

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