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REQ ID: 96255
JOB TITLE: Development Engineer - Engine Validation
SALARY: Competitive 
POSTING END DATE: 31/08/2022
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 Engine Validation and Power Conversion Function Lead Engineer is responsible for mechanical development, performance & functional verification and durability as part of the power unit design verification plan (DVP). They are principally responsible for ensuring the power conversion system functional and durability attributes are met across all JLR engine programmes.


The Development Engineer ultimately reports to the Engine Validation and Attributes Manager (LL6) for validation 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 delivery of power unit functional, durability & attribute validation testing, ensuring validation test activity is delivered on time and to the required data quality and delivery standards.
  • Responsible for the power conversion system functional attributes and durability across multiple engine programmes with a significant contribution to the Failure Mode Avoidance activities for this system.
  • Ensure tests are executed safely to correct health and safety procedures. Ensure test procedures are adhered to and operating conditions are respected to produce high quality data.
  • Establish, maintain and inform accurate test plans, that clearly identify the timing and specific requirements of test facilities required. Ensure appropriate utilisation metrics are accurately completed and informed appropriately.
  • Support continuous improvement activity including creation and maintenance of JLR 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.
  • Support relevant technical reviews and lead/support issue resolution through established processes and standard JLR tools (AIMS/8D).
  • Interface with customers of the department effectively. Lead interaction with customers and suppliers, resolving any conflicts and escalating issues for resolution as necessary.



Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Strong technical background with knowledge of engine components and systems, in particular the power conversion system (crankshaft, connecting rod, piston, bearings and major castings).
  • Some experience of automotive component/system validation.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to act on initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels within business.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline.
  • Able to prioritise & derive workload and lead key responsibilities both individually and contribute/lead a cross-functional team.
  • Knowledge of problem resolution and quality tools with a structured, logical and objective based approach to all aspects of the role.
  • Experience and proficiency in data processing (in any: Excel VBA, Matlab, Python, variants of C, Minitab, Tableau).



  • Experience of issue resolution within a project team environment.
  • Good working knowledge of automotive Product Creation Delivery System (or similar process).
  • Use of software programming to assist efficient data processing (Excel VBA, Matlab, Concerto Scripting).
  • Understanding of internal combustion engine design architecture in an automotive engineering 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.


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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