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REQ ID: 89206
JOB TITLE: Senior Battery Engineer (SVO)
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 30/11/2022
LOCATION: Warwickshire


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.



This opportunity is to join our Special Vehicle Propulsion team within Special Vehicle Operations, this team showcases the very best of JLR with a range of exclusive SV-badged halo models, limited-run collectors’ editions and uniquely engineered projects. The team has a high performance mindset to create and deliver high performance products.




The purpose of this role is to coordinate the design, development, testing and introduction of new systems and components or commodities. The role requires the individual to deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead on the technical content and integrity of specific components and systems across specific programmes


This role will focus on the technical expertise and delivery of one or more areas of battery systems.  The technical leader is responsible for leading the cross functional planning, coordination and delivery of all engineering design, verification and launch activities with associated engineering teams.


The role demands strong technical leadership utilising cross functional resource, planning and reporting status and the versatility to deal with changing circumstances both identifying risks and possible solutions to challenging issues.


Clear direction and a systems mentality whilst considering the programme deliverables on quality, cost, weight, function and timing are critical aspects of the role.


Key Accounabilities and Responsibilities 


As a Senior Battery Engineer, you will Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning deliverables, and manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones. You will support vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues, and resolve issues with component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets. You will ensure all appropriate Jaguar Land Rover standards are met through-out design maturation, provide input into new feature development and ensure all programme design solutions meet:




As a Senior Battery Engineer, you will need to demonstrates our Creators' Code behaviours of Customer Love, Unity, Integrity, Growth and Impact. You will continually working hard to deliver a modern luxury experience to earn and keep our customers’ trust and loyalty, embracing differences, being empathetic, welcoming challenges together empowering each other to deliver. You will build trust by speaking openly and honestly, listening attentively, and treating others respectfully and taking initiative and using failure as an opportunity to learn. We develop by giving + seeking honest feedback. We make a difference through our results. We innovate and never lose sight of what we want to achieve.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Strong technical background with proven knowledge of battery system development and industrialization- ideally within the Automotive Sector legislative requirements

  • Relevant experience of battery system definition, system architecture development, requirements specification, design/performance modelling, systems integration, system assessment and acceptance

  • Excellent knowledge and experience with analysis of cell chemistries for high power performance products

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of cell and battery performance mapping and calibration

  • Understanding of design principles and the application of quality tools within battery engineering environment

  • Understanding of battery failure modes and safety considerations

  • Knowledge and or experience of designing battery cooling methods and techniques

  • Ability to communicate status at all levels within Jaguar Land Rover.

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership in technical and organizational problem resolution

  • Experience in applying Systems Engineering and in solving complex technical issues using a structured approach

  • Good verbal and written communications

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Track record as an effective team player with strong interpersonal skills

  • Previous experience of managing resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment

  • A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes




  • In depth lithium ion cell chemistry knowledge and tradeoffs of attributes

  • Battery management system operation and calibration knowledge

  • Electrothermal analysis experience (Star CCM+ or equivalent)

  • Requirements Management (RM) and battery component specification

  • Experience diagnosing faults through electrical communications networks (CANbus)

  • Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills

  • Full driving licence





Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career working with a world-class team in state-of-the-art facilities. We offer acompetetive salary and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. 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.



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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