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REQ ID: 84822
JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer Module Delivery
LOCATION: Budapest


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 Surface Materials Perceived Quality team sits within the Body Engineering department, as part of Materials Engineering. It is responsible for defining the customer requirements for sensory interaction with JLR products and delivering the Perceived Quality attribute. 


Working as part of Body Engineering, and cross functionally, the Surface Materials team is responsible for; component appearance approval, interior and exterior colour harmony, new material approval from direct sourced suppliers and cosmetic quality standards on new model programmes. 




•    Creating and publishing vehicle specific Cosmetic Quality Standard Manuals (CQSMs) for Body Engineering areas such as Seating, Steering Wheels, Door Trim, Instrument Panel and Console as part of new vehicle launch.

•    Handling Appearance Approval Reports (AARs) involving component level inspection and sign off, management of the AAR database.

•    Compiling and maintaining A-surface component lists for future vehicle programmes for AAR tracking, comprising part details, materials, colours and submission dates.

•    Developing and managing delivery of new Direct Source Supplied (DSS) materials through colour and mechanical performance testing against JLR specification. 

•    Arranging and conducting vehicle level Colour Harmony assessment events for exterior paint and interior trim. Issuing harmony reports and driving the improvements required.


  • Leading a cross functional team to deliver maturation of components and assemblies to meet JLR standards and customer expectations.




•    Engineering background with attention to detail and a passion for quality.
•    Experience with or knowledge of injection moulding, chroming and painting processes is preferable.

•    Knowledge of the Appearance Approval Process and experience working in the Automotive Industry is preferable.
•    Ability to drive the resolution of technical issues (and associated business cases) with the ability to interface directly and lead activities with cross functional teams.


•    Fluency in English

•    The role will require regular travel - it is therefore expected that candidates will hold a valid drivers licence.

•    The candidate should be available and willing to undertake international travel to support the Surface Materials deliverables with global product launches.





  • Join us for the next level of your career and help developing solutions that shape the future of cars
  • Be part of an international, inclusive and open-minded team where you have actual influence on the processes
  • See the product you’re working on come to life from testing all the way to production
  • Work flexibly with high percentage of home office or from our award-winning office
  • We honor your work with a competitive salary and performance related bonus scheme
  • Benefit from our health and life insurance and cafeteria package
  • Embrace our culture through various company programs such as charity events or our regular board game club


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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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

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