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REQ ID: 85347
JOB TITLE: Off-Road Capability - PAT Leader
SALARY: £42,000 - £52,000
POSTING END DATE: 23/08/2022
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.


The ORC PAT leader is responsible for target setting, attribute delivery & sign-off of Off-Road targets for all JLR products.


The role involves benchmarking of existing products & competitor vehicles, in addition to product and technology futuring to develop robust targets which are then cascaded to the wider business to help ensure delivery of the attribute targets.  Target achievement is tracked throughout the programme and any issues resolved in conjunction with the component and system owners.   Target and PAL's achievement is then confirmed to Marketing and the programme team as part of the final attribute sign-off.


This requires responsibility for project management of allocated vehicle programmes, reporting to senior management on the project status at regular milestone reviews & representing ORC team at gateway events. Target negotiation / attribute balancing needs to be conducted, as necessary. Support robust lobbying and support to other CoC's to ensure attribute targets are met.  All reporting out to be completed within gateway timing requirements of project.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities



  • Defining and ensuring delivery of Off-Road capability attribute targets to meet customer and brand DNA expectations
  • Ensure all Off-Road related hardware and features are robustly delivered and integrated to deliver class leading composure and integration.
  • Using a combination of competitor intelligence, customer insight and quality data to inform future target setting activities and product positioning.
  • Working with CoCs and other attributes to develop designs that provide the necessary vehicle architectural and design characteristics that deliver desired off-road performance.
  • Define and execute test plans for development and validation of Off-Road targets to ensure robust “on time” delivery within the overall target spend against budget.
  • Management of multi-functional teams to carry out the test plan – e.g. development of enhanced off-road capability will involve effective collaboration with teams from Powertrain – engines, transmissions, driveline, Chassis – integration, slip control systems, Electrical, Packaging & Design.
  • Reporting to senior management on the project status at regular milestone reviews.
  • Represent ORC team at gateway events. Carry out robust lobbying of CoC's to ensure attribute targets are met.
  • Carrying out physical and virtual benchmarking analysis of competitor products and technologies.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time




Knowledge and experience



  • Sound knowledge of whole vehicle systems especially in the area of chassis technology & powertrain system
  • Good understanding and experience using customer requirement and targets management systems
  • Fundamental understanding of Off-Road Fundamentals and technologies.
  • Previous experience within technical engineering delivery role
  • Use of vehicle CAN systems such as CANalyer & CANape to support diagnostics and off-road calibration.
  • CAD skills for assessment of vehicle geometry.
  • Application of CAE skills using tools such as Matlab, Simulink etc.
  • Proven project and time management skills and able to work to a high standard with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrable people-management, team working, organisational and budget skills.
  • Demonstrating a robust scientific approach with knowledge of design of experiments.
  • Highly self-motivated engineer with proven communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills.
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred



  • The ability to organise and conduct physical vehicle tests & evaluations.
  • Agile delivery tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge/experience of global market requirements and specific off-road customer / driver expectations



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.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, 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. 


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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