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REQ ID: 72507
JOB TITLE: SVO Brakes Lead Engineer
SALARY: 49,000 - 54,000
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The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of the brakes foundation hardware components for a selected range of SVO vehicles.


The successful applicant will be responsible for the development of various brakes foundation components (brakes discs, caliper, pad, parking brake), as well as any associated software control (Parking brake library, calibration) from the design phase to the SoP, owning and defining the development and validation plan, ensuring that the deliverables are meeting programs gateway, according to cost and quality target. 


Operating in a cross-functional organisation, this role will report directly into the Technical Group Leader. The role requires the individual to lead the technical delivery with the tier 1 supplier and multiple internal area, also to develop the commodity plan and ensure delivery to required quality, cost and time.



  • Deliver the Brake foundation hardware components and software to quality, cost and time, in interaction with the brakes attributes leader and brakes test engineer
  • Own and deliver the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) deliverables
  • Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones
  • Support build and electrical integration team during SW delivery phase
  • Work closely with the supplier to deliver hardware to support Jaguar Landrover build events from through to J#1 +90days
  • Keep all Module documentation up to date including:
  • Meeting minutes
  • Integration point plans



We are keen to speak to people with the following skills and experience:


  • Knowledge of MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project) 
  • Degree in Mechanics, Mechatronic, engineering or equivalent industry experience 
  • Good knowledge of the different brakes foundation components
  • Experience of development and delivery of brakes foundation components
  • Ability to negotiate technical solutions within a multi-disciplinary team and will have the ability to manage conflict and balance opposing programme demands.
  • Experience of Jaguar Landrover processes including WERS releasing, AIM, APQP, FMEA, RMDV
  • Ability to manage supplier and the supporting Jaguar Landrover team members
  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of software development processes and software authoring in an automotive context.



  • Good knowledge of the key vehicle level brakes performance indicator (fade, pedal feel, stability …) and the relevant metrics and sub-metrics (adhesion utilization, pedal effort vs. pedal travel, pad work rate …)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of brakes vehicle thermal and hydraulic sizing.
  • Component and system level issue investigations including appropriate problem solving and reporting tools (Six Sigma, 5D, Is / Is Not, Fault Tree etc) 
  • Class 3 driving licence and any track training level
  • Understanding of automotive networking, diagnostics and fault handling techniques, and related system development tools (CANalyzer, ASL, CANape, etc.) 
  • Experience of delivering complex mechatronic commodities
  • Knowledge of Jaguar Landrover SW development and release process
  • Experience of Jaguar Landrover processes including WERS releasing, AIM, APQP, FMEA, RMDV
  • Understanding  of control system development tools such as dSPACE, DOORS, RTC 




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.

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.

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