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REQ ID: 111908
JOB TITLE: Prototype Assets Test & Development Planning Engineer
SALARY: £34,800 - £43,000
POSTING END DATE: 31st January 2023
LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire
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.




Jaguar Land Rover is an iconic brand with an illustrious heritage that is now undergoing a dramatic transformation. As part of our Re-Imagine Strategy, we will be repositioned as a modern luxury brand and will seek to offer a new end to end customer journey. As part of our new vision, we aim to deliver customers an aspirational, seamless and luxury experience.


The Prototype Assets Test and Development team is growing and plays a major role in planning and delivering prototype assets to enable the wider engineering functions to conduct their Design Verification (DV) testing. As part of this multi-talented team, you will support the Lead Engineer to integrate end to end planning and delivery of the prototype test assets (vehicles and rigs) for Jaguar Land Rover vehicle programmes. As Jaguar Land Rover continues on its journey of “Road to Rigs”, this role will be at the forefront of championing and deploying Jaguar Land Rover’s strategy for less reliance on vehicles and more reliance on simulation and rigs to carryout DV.  This role will involve working with multiple stakeholders within the Agile Methodology to support construction of an integrated and optimised test plan to deliver robust product on time to the right quality and budget. The role will suit career aspirants within technical project planning / management who likes to work with multiple stakeholders and being responsible for delivering and end to end program / project.


At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees flexibility to be productive in an environment they feel conductive to be creative. This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and on Jaguar Land Rover sites. Hybrid working is agreed with the Line Manager and employees are required as and when to work on site as directed by the Line Manager. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

A key part of your role is to support in construction and monitoring the physical product test requests (Software, Electrical and Mechanical) to create and optimise prototype end to end test plans for vehicles and rigs for whole of the program. You will coordinate with wide range of stakeholders within Jaguar Land Rover and support the Lead Engineers in challenging the teams for justifications and promote use of rigs and digital simulation where possible to enable cost savings by producing a smaller number of prototype vehicles. You will support facilitation of stakeholders workstream plans creation and looking for dependency and timing disconnects and resolving issues by engaging with stakeholders at working levels, and support vehicle and rigs Prototype builds to ensure assets are built on time and to the desired quality to meet test requirements of the users who will conduct the DV testing. You will also develop and maintain strong working relationships with all key stakeholders.


Knowledge and Experience


Key Skills


  • A planning mindset, including understanding of the principles of test plan creation, management, and critical path analysis

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Confident verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to work with various departments with good interpersonal skills to build relationships with stakeholders

  • Strong Engineering skill set through the full product cycle from concept to launch

  • Ability to understand and present technical data

  • Facilitation and negotiation skills




  • Enthusiastic with strong passion to learn and make continuous improvements

  • Highly driven, self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision

  • Flexible and able to work under pressure delivering within committed timelines.

  • Customer First attitude to maintain Can do – will do positive approach within challenging environment

  • A dynamic team player with a progressive mindset.




  • Previous programme delivery experience within New Product Introduction.

  • Experience of cross functionality working and problem resolution

  • An understanding of test methodology in mechanical and/or electrical disciplines

  • Reporting and presenting technical data to Stakeholders




  • Knowledge of test management tools

  • Previous experience in end-to-end creation of Prototype Assets Test and Development plans

  • Working knowledge of prototype rigs and vehicle testing



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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