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Lead Engineer - Stowable Steering Column

Location: Coventry, GB

POSTED DATE: 11/07/2018

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Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire

Salary: £36,300 - 45,100

End Date: 25/07/2018


Autonomous and self-driving vehicles are creating incredible new opportunities within the automotive industry, and we're developing bold, cutting-edge solutions male site out vehicles are taking fill advantage of new technologies. We're looking for the expertise and innovation that will be needed to ensure that Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are ready for the future.



In your new role as a Steering Systems Technical Leader, you'll be working on multiple suspension and steering projects, with a particular focus on the engineering of driver interfaces for autonomous vehicles with drive by wire systems. You'll be working in a small team that has been tasked with mechanical and control design for folding or retracting steering wheels and columns, alternative driver interfaces, packaging solutions, safety implications and concepts, structural solutions, cabin integration, supporting UI/UX requirements, and developing business cases.

You'll be working on developments up to the concept ready stage, managing all associated legislature and compliance for new designs and taking a collaborative approach with both internal and external teams.

You'll be:

  • Developing and researching new steering and suspension technologies
  • Working cross functionally to ensure compliance and compatibility
  • Developing expertise in autonomous and drive-by-wire steering systems



You'll join us with plenty of previous experience of generating and developing creative solutions within an engineering environment, bringing significant experience and knowledge in the field of automotive chassis, as well as strong technical and development expertise gained in previous roles or as part of degree studies.

You'll be used to working with Technology Creation Development Systems, and methodologies such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis, and you'll be capable of using testing and reports to prove hypotheses correct or incorrect. Any exposure to the CATIA toolsuite or mechatronic systems is highly advantageous.




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.


JLR considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list.  Therefore, JLR will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.

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