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REQ ID: 102045
JOB TITLE: Lead Test Engineer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 19/08/2022
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.


This role is based within the Component and Sub-System Testing (CST) department in Jaguar Land Rovers Engineering Laboratories, a collection of world-class, cutting-edge testing facilities. CST plays an integral part in physical Verification & Validation (V&V) within the JLR systems engineering landscape, directly influencing the delivery of the world’s most desirable vehicles such as Range Rover and Defender. 


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities :

•    Provide technical leadership & direction to a team of shift-based test engineers and test technicians to ensure successful delivery of quality test programme activity. 
•    Co-ordinate team activity including the preparation of test rig and test samples, supporting active system integration where applicable, execution of test and monitoring processes, post-test de-prep and reporting out of test results.
•    Conduct forward planning and co-ordinate delivery of test programmes to ensure efficient utilisation of resources including people and facilities.
•    Ensure effective performance & skill management for team of direct reports including objective setting, regular 1:1s, skills matrices reviews, deriving and delivering development action plans, KPI monitoring and conducting performance reviews.
•    Maintain area compliance and ensure continuous improvement for relevant management systems including H&S (ISO45001), Quality (IATF16949) and Environmental (ISO14001).
•    Provide consultative and advisory support to customers and the business regarding physical component & sub-system testing methodologies including test specification generation, new facility requirements and physical-virtual test strategies.
•    Ensure test facilities are maintained to high standards through application of appropriate quality tools including TPM and 5S.
•    Drive a Zero Harm culture through rigorous use of H&S tools including safety audits, audit preparation tools, 8D accident investigation processes, concern and countermeasure action reporting and effective risk management.
•    Lead delivery of appropriate transformational activity in the Component & Sub-System department in line with area scorecard deliverables.



•    Ability to provide technical leadership and manage a small, agile test team.
•    Strong communication skills with a collaborative approach to stakeholder management and ability to build purposeful relationships.
•    Demonstrable evidence of driving positive transformation in a test environment.
•    Exposure to workload management and planning activity.
•    Knowledge of laboratory equipment maintenance and calibration related activity.
•    Proven knowledge and experience of employing data acquisition techniques.
•    Experience working with Health and Safety requirements in a test facility environment.
•    A good understanding of systems Engineering “V-Model” specifically requirements-based testing and design verification & validation. 
•    Computer literate in relevant business software and Microsoft applications.


•    Experienced in industrial automation solutions including pneumatic/servo-pneumatic/electric drive technology and/or industrial robotics.
•    Knowledge of environmental chamber testing e.g. temperature, climate, corrosion, dust or combined shock testing.
•    Experience of product development processes and milestone driven delivery.
•    Evidence of applying lean or quality techniques.
•    Experience utilising mechatronic control systems to support test activity.
•    Knowledge of programming/scripting languages. 





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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