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REQ ID: 52744
JOB TITLE: Senior Wheel Engineer
SALARY: £40,000 - £50,000 (DOE)
POSTING END DATE: 25/01/2021
LOCATION: Coventry


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It’s not every day you come across high performance versions of existing models, luxury bespoke commissions, heritage models or individually tailored vehicles that set pulses racing. Unless you join us at Jaguar Land Rover’s Vehicle Personalisation team within Special Operations (SO).


Steering, Wheels and Tyres is one of JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Chassis teams, are a key part of the SO Organisation delivering World Class Products that amplify our core brand values in Ultimate Luxury, Ultimate Sports Performance and Ultimate Capability

With SST, SSA, Brakes, CAE/SSI, and Chassis module teams we are the Chassis Centre of Competence. We work together to engineer world class Chassis Components, Systems and Attributes to deliver dynamic experiences that customers love for life.

As the Senior Wheels Engineer, you’ll deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead on the technical content and integrity of wheels across specific programmes. 

You’ll also: 

  • Lead and develop the wheel design & delivery within SVO Chassis, including investigation of new technology and suppliers.
  • Own component 2D and 3D geometry maturation in line with the development, preferably directly managing CAD packages 
  • Work closely with the design studio team to ensure A-Surface styling will meet engineering targets
  • Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, including maintaining the Worldwide Engineering Release System (WERS)
  • Own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) deliverables 
  • Manage change requests, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones
  • Resolve issues with component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets
  • Provide support and mentoring to junior members of the wheels team


To be successful in this role, you'll possess leadership and motivational skills that can advance good team working relationships whilst being results driven. You’ll have the ability to deliver quality and consistency in a complex, highly demanding environment with a range of expectations on what customer-focused solutions might look like.
You’ll also be able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.



  • Proven technical knowledge and automotive engineering experience of the design and development of wheels 
  • A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes 
  • Previous experience of managing resolution of business, technical and process issues within a project team environment
  • Proven ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels 
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software
  • Degree or relevant equivalent experience preferred 


  • Capability in using Virtual Engineering tools CATIA V5 or CATIA V6 including AVA models
  • Experience of delivering projects in an automotive or manufacturing environment   
  • Knowledge of component manufacturing techniques 
  • Knowledge of component design for high performance applications
  • 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.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.









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