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Lead Engineer

Jaguar Land Rover
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Job description:

The Opportunity
The purpose of this role is to coordinate the design, development, testing and introduction of new systems and components or commodities. The role requires the individual to deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead on the technical content and integrity of specific components and systems across specific programmes. Commodities are pre-dominantly Make to Print enabling full responsibility of the development process to be managed.

Key Performance Indicators

• Lead Development of Component system commodities to Program Gateway timing and deliverables

• Manage and use all process tools in support of development such as WERS, i-create, RMDV, Commodity plans, JIRA, AIMS, etc.

• Management of and liaise with other adjacent stakeholders and functions, including suppliers, to ensure system compatibility issues are resolved according to Cost, Time and Quality targets

• Delivery of the Body Engineering functional scorecard

• Complete and develop personal Skills Matrix and update Annually

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

• Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, including maintaining the Worldwide Engineering Release System

• Own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning deliverables

• Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones

• Manage vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues

• Resolve issues with component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets

• Ensure all appropriate JLR standards are met through-out design maturation

• Provide input into new feature development

• Ensure all programme design solutions meet:
o Programme targets for cost and weight
o Legal regulations and Requirements Management & Design Verification documentation
o Optical Quality and Premium Consumer Product Audit requirements

• Keep all Module documentation up to date including:
o Meeting minutes
o Foundation and Programme Design analysis documents
o Quality history and bill of design

• Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


• Previous experience of managing resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment

• A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes

• Experience of investigative tools and methods to resolve complex system issues

• Use of Digital, CAD, CAE, etc tools to develop component system geometry

• Knowledge and use of Problem-solving Techniques in the development process

• Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred


• Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills
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