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Lead Engineer - Rear Quarter Body Structure

Location: Coventry, GB

POSTED DATE: 16/04/2018

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LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire

SALARY: £38000 -£47000

END DATE: 30/04/2018

This role is also eligible for other additional allowances base salary


An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.



This team is one of the most experienced of its type in the UK, and has the knowledge and talent to hold its own against the best body engineers anywhere in the world. From iconic body styling to interior detail, from doors and windows to whole cabin systems, everything about our vehicles has to be perfect. It’s what customers expect from a luxury brand. It's what this team makes happen. Join them, and you’ll help us to stay at the forefront of vehicle innovation and research, and to build on our position as a highly competitive brand in a highly competitive marketplace.


The Body Structures team are responsible for the design and development of all JLR bodies. Delivering the Engineering through a variety of commodities including Hot & Cold stamped body panels in Aluminium and Steel, Aluminium castings and Extrusions.


As Lead Engineer for Rear Quarter Body Structures, you’ll become part of an evolving department within Body Engineering. You’ll be responsible for the design through the creation of Associative Vehicle Architecture (AVA) and parametric models. This is a technical role where you’ll lead the development of areas of the Body Upper Structures Engineering to deliver results which meet the virtual and physical gateway requirements of a project to the required performance, weight and cost targets.


You’ll create concept CAD geometry from initial master sections and surface data. You’ll develop advanced feature strategies and lead content delivery across programmes, as well as be exposed to a variety of components, systems, suppliers and functions; playing a key part in driving robustness and quality into the Body Structures team.


In this exciting role you’ll be responsible for engineering design, development, testing and introduction of new systems. You’ll lead definition and design activities, interface with engineering, purchasing, programmes, marketing and manufacturing functions, whilst also liaising with suppliers. Finally, you’ll also ensure system compatibility issues and support system strategy development for components and features.




You’ll have a passion for the automotive industry and have experience of delivering projects for component systems within automotive. You’ll also have experience of leading the resolution of business, technical and process issues within a project environment. You’ll also be an experienced CAD user and have technical and practical knowledge of Body In White Engineering.




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.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunities for all

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