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REQ ID: 116540
JOB TITLE: 1D Simulation Lead Engineer - Electric Drive Unit
SALARY: £45,200 - £59,800 26th February 2024
LOCATION: Coventry


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.





In this critical role you will lead design, development, and validation of innovative cooling systems for state-of-the-art electric drive units (EDUs). You will leverage your multi-physics expertise to model complex thermal behaviours using 1D simulation tools. Your mission will be delivering imaginative thermal solutions that push the boundaries of efficiency, performance, and functionality. This is an opportunity to excel through a work hard, play hard team spirit.


This exciting and equally stimulating role offers the opportunity to join a critical area within the business.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Develop EDU thermal architectures using advanced engineering knowledge, CAE techniques, and creativity to meet stringent targets

  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts to provide expertise and educate teams on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and computational analysis

  • Perform 1D thermal modelling in GT-Suite, MATLAB/Simulink, and CATIA to evaluate designs and guide optimization

  • Partner cross-functionally with teams like SIL, efficiency, powertrain, and whole-vehicle to integrate imaginative solutions

  • Document analyses and author virtual test reports clearly communicating assumptions, methods, and conclusions

  • Mentor junior engineers on simulation best practices and thermo-fluid fundamentals




  • Expertise in EDU systems including e-machines, power electronics, and transmissions with deep grasp of electrical, magnetic, fluid, and mechanical loss physics

  • Extensive experience leveraging 1D CAE to develop and optimize thermal management components and systems

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across functional groups like calibrators, performance engineers, controls, and manufacturing

  • The talented person in this role will have a natural ability to pursuage and influence other and possess an innovative mindset

  • Proficiency in GT-Suite, MATLAB/Simulink and associated thermal simulation tools


It would be helpful to have a passion for electric vehicle technology and thermal systems.



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 JLR, 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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