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REQ ID: 111712
JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer - Battery Enclosures
SALARY: £44,000 - £52,000
POSTING END DATE: 31/01/2023
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 Opportunity


Body Chassis Engineering is one of the larger teams within the JLR PE organisation. The department has complete responsibility for the design and development of all Jaguar and Land Rover BIW, Interior and Exterior, HV battery enclosures and Subframe systems from concept design through to volume production.


With an increasing emphasis on Systems Engineering and virtual development techniques, the department utilises advanced AVA CAD and CAE to support the product development process. This role within the Vehicle structures CoC involves working with a wide range of materials and construction techniques, challenging functional and commercial targets and significant liaison with all internal areas of our business, as well as external component and system suppliers.


This role is within the Vehicle Structures team as a Lead Engineer, reporting to the Group Leader. The role will mainly focus on the development of HV battery enclosures, Frame, Lid, sealing and venting and bracketry. Responsibility for the future strategy, innovation, Bill of Design, Design Verification Requirements, Forward and Current Model Quality and ensuring all in-flight programmes are being delivered to the latest technical requirements and strategy. This will include ensuring efficient integration and compatibility of the structure, to deliver the necessary attribute targets.


As a Project Lead Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and development of components on a given platform from concept into production, with platform & project engineer responsibilities. Achieving targets for component/system cost, weight, NVH, dynamics, safety, and function into the Vehicle and Power Unit program teams, as well as making the design and tooling releases to suppliers.    


Key Performance Indicators


  • In-house HV battery enclosure design and engineering, both in steel and aluminium, from initial concept through to final production release.
  • High experience of component design to deliver performance attributes (Safety, durability, stiffness, thermal, weight, cost)
  • Fusion welding, RSW, SPR and bonding assembly expertise and delivery
  • Proven aluminium casting engineering capability, core design know-how and casting DFM
  • Pressing and sheet metal design capability
  • Extrusion design capability
  • Understanding of HV battery sealing, pressure and thermal systems management
  • Design progression / completion in line with programme timing milestones
  • Design resolution of issues
  • DVP completion in line with programme timing milestones
  • Engineering Quality prevent recurrence
  • FMEA, Standards and Bill of Design support
  • GD&T Lead
  • Work to performance targets and JLR standards
  • Deliver Engineering sign off through DVP and CAE reports       


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Ownership of components from concept to production
  • Support the Make to print strategy of in-house battery frame and enclosure design
  • Working across aluminium and steel componentry
  • Derivation of Engineering Specifications, DFMEA, Delivery Timing Plan and Design Verification Plans (DVP)
  • Deliver Quality sufficient plans and AIMS for sub-systems
  • Maintain the generic commodity plans
  • Support Team Value Management (TVM) cost opportunity feasibility and idea generation
  • Supplier management, discussions and communications
  • Resolution of engineering issues throughout process (AIMS)
  • Design of components that adhere to departmental standards
  • Support the evidence-based engineering reviews (EBERS) process
  • Providing technical and engineering support for Design Engineers & Lead Engineers


Key Interactions


  • Lead Engineers
  • CAD Engineers
  • Group Leaders
  • Module Leaders
  • Programme Leaders
  • Launch Managers
  • External suppliers


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


You'll demonstrate proven problem-solving skills and have experience in component design including aluminium and steel components. You'll be able to demonstrate effective team management and strong project management skills with experience of managing the delivery of multiple projects to tight deadlines.


Essential –


  • Proven management capabilities with excellent execution skills and the ability to multitask
  • Highly experienced in HV Battery, Body or Subframe structural parts, and the associated delivery of these components
  • Mechanical design background / structural engineering
  • Good knowledge of CATIA V5 or V6
  • Degree in Engineering or comparable qualification
  • Experience in mechanical design of safety critical structural components
  • Proven ability to lead the engineering of components and systems in context within a complex team environment
  • Self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision
  • Experience of component design to deliver performance attributes (durability, stiffness, NVH, weight, cost)


Desirable –


  • Proven management experience
  • Experience in working with HV batteries
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams and influence decisions
  • Experience in working in an Agile project environment
  • Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
  • A dynamic and determined individual, highly driven, committed and results-orientated
  • Able to deliver quality and consistency in a complex, highly demanding environment




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.


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