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REQ ID: 123698
JOB TITLE: Innovation and Design Engineering Lead
SALARY: £52,000 - £60,000
POSTING END DATE: 29/05/2024


Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.




Working within the SVO Vehicle Personalisation Interior Engineering team, this role has dual responsibility and is a chance to make a real impact on the future direction of travel of the Vehicle Personalisation team responsible for repositioning our products as the most luxurious offering available to our most discerning of clients.


The first part of the role is a Subject Matter Expert related position, centred around Off Cycle development, meaning Pre-Programme.  Primarily your focus will be on composite engineering and general innovation but may change based on Business needs.You will be a driving force within a growing Interiors team, working cross functionally, to drive greater and greater innovation into our low volume projects in the future.  The role will be key in achieving our ambitions to continuously operate at the bleeding edge of suitable technologies and deliver and maintain our position as a world leader in Interior personalisation.


The second part of the role is centred around Design Engineering and CAD capability.  This will be key in supporting the On Cycle (live) Programme Engineers and will include everything from modelling to DWG generation, CAD analysis and sectioning.  To enable this side of the role, a supplemental Design Engineer role will also be put in place, with day-to-day leadership of that role assigned to the Composite, Innovation & Design Engineering Leader. This role may need to cover CAD activities on a day-to-day basis, particularly ahead of the recruitment of the dedicated Design Engineer.  Once the Design Engineer role is filled, this role will be responsible for day-to-day management of that Design Engineer and prioritisation and workflow management of CAD tasks from across the wider Engineering team within Vehicle Personalisation.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:


  • Conduct research into new technologies, systems and methods and tools using industry specific tools.

  • Provide technical expertise in specialist technologies, complex systems and tools and processes.

  • Support the specific development of new technologies or systems to  colleagues supporting the assigned project.

  • Research concept ideas using complex modelling to work out whether new developments and innovations would work and be cost effective.

  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices, industry movements and future trends.





  • Previous experience in specialist technologies, complex systems and tools and processes.

  • Analytical skills including the ability to conduct complex research into new technologies and manufacturing systems and tools.

  • A keen interest in bleeding edge technologies.

  • Prior experience leading development, collation and ownership of Engineering Excellence documentation (lessons learnt, best practices etc).

  • Catia modelling capability.



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 JLR the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At JLR, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


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