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REQ ID: 52806
JOB TITLE: Springs & Dampers Lead Engineer
SALARY: £42,000 - £48,000
POSTING END DATE: 31/01/2021
LOCATION: Coventry


Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.


It’s not every day you come across high performance versions of existing models, luxury bespoke commissions, heritage models or individually tailored vehicles that set pulses racing. Unless you join us at Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations (SO).


Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) are a key part of the SO Organisation delivering World Class Products that amplify our core brand values in Ultimate Luxury, Ultimate Sports Performance and Ultimate Capability. SVO are a Performance based organisation with a Formula 1 team mind-set that requires the best engineers to strengthen its capabilities.





You will be responsible for the design, development, testing and introduction of the Suspension System Components (Coil and Air Springs, Dampers, Roll Bars) to support a unique SVO specific suspension system to meet the SVO Cycle Plan. Responsibilities include ensuring the content is properly specified, the supplier delivers against this specification and that the delivered system is fully verified for inclusion on a vehicle program meeting the programme requirements for quality, cost and time. The role will require close working with the SVO Vehicle Dynamics team and the Core Chassis teams to ensure continued development of the SVO Chassis team.  The Lead Engineer will report into the SVO Chassis Manager.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop suspension components within SVO Chassis
  • Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, including maintaining the Worldwide Engineering Release System (WERS)
  • Own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning (ADPQ) deliverables
  • Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones
  • Manage the JLR and supplier rig 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:





  • Proven technical knowledge and 5 years automotive engineering experience of Design and Development of Springs and Dampers.
  • Experience of planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements to support the Cycle Plan programmes using Product Creation Delivery System (PCDS) principles
  • Experience of delivering technical products through a team, utilising strong people management skills
  • Experience of delivering projects in an automotive or manufacturing environment   
  • Proven ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels





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 opportunity for all.









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