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REQ ID: 96254
JOB TITLE: Vehicle Power Unit Validation Engineer
SALARY: Competitive 
POSTING END DATE: 31/07/2022
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 Vehicle Power Unit Validation Engineer is responsible for mechanical development, performance, functional verification and durability validation in-vehicle as part of the power unit Design Verification Plan (DVP). They are principally responsible for executing tests in-vehicle to validate the internal combustion engine and surrounding systems.

The Development Engineer ultimately reports to the Engine Validation and Attributes Manager (LL6) but may be allocated to a Module Lead (D) or Technical Lead (D) dependant on project requirements and specific team structure.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Principally responsible for the execution of power unit functional, durability & attribute validation testing at a vehicle level, ensuring validation test activity is delivered on time and to the required data quality and delivery standards.
  • Ensure tests are accurately executed to correct procedures & operating conditions and produce high quality data.
  • Establish, maintain and inform accurate test plans that clearly identify the timing and specific requirements of test facilities required.
  • Support continuous improvement activity including creation and maintenance of JLR test procedures and company standards relevant to role (TPJLR / STJLR).
  • Compile accurate technical reports for DV tests as evidence for component and system sign-off and informed clearly to all stakeholders.
  • Ensure DV tests are conducted safely and in accordance with JLR H&S policies.
  • Support relevant technical reviews and lead/support issue resolution through established processes and standard JLR tools (AIMS/8D).


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Full UK driving License.
  • Strong technical background with knowledge of power unit engineering, components and systems.
  • Understanding of design principles and the application of problem resolution and quality tools within a product engineering environment.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Experience and proficiency in data processing and control system software.


  • Good level of vehicle handling skills, Class 3PG and 4PG driver training level (JLR internal process) or equivalent.
  • Experience of issue resolution within an automotive project team environment.
  • Good working knowledge of automotive Product Creation Delivery System (or similar process)
  • Working knowledge of ETAS equipment and INCA software for data collection.
  • Use of software programming to assist efficient data processing (Excel VBA, Matlab, Concerto Scripting)






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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