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REQ ID: 88408
JOB TITLE: Propulsion Systems Engineer - Special Vehicle Operations
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 30/06/2022
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.




Be a key part of the definition, development and delivery of electric vehicle powertrain systems for the flagship Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, creating world-class luxury, performance and capability. Working closely with the relevant Centres of Competence (CoCs) within SVO and Core Product Engineering, you will be analysing and combining high voltage battery systems and electric drive units to meet challenging vehicle programme attributes and requirements. This role will be responsible for helping to define and implement the future electric propulsion systems for Jaguar Land Rover’s halo product.


This role is responsible for the definition; development and delivery of harmonised systems solutions, consisting of multiple interconnected components, into Jaguar Land Rover vehicles for the SVO Propulsion department.


The Powerpack Systems Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the Powerpack (or propulsion system, e.g. HV battery, on-board charger, electric drive units) are sufficiently specified through system requirements, and ensuring adherence to both legislative and corporate design standards. This role is responsible for ensuring that system requirements are fully traceable back to their origin at the vehicle level and then downwards, into the Centre of Competencies (CoCs), for example the HV battery or electric drive unit commodity teams, and for managing the cascade and impact analysis of changes in requirements.


  • System Functional and Non-Functional Analysis - carry out a range of analysis and investigations of the customer requirements to define the expected system functionality and their performance targets.

  • Evaluate multiple system design concepts and maintain integrity between system and its components to arrive at a harmonised solution

  • System Functional and Physical Architecture - Liaise with architecture teams to maintain alignment with the specified programmes, as well as electrical and physical vehicle architecture.






  • Good relevant experience of working in a Systems Engineering environment - ideally within the Automotive Sector

  • Model based engineering (MBE)

  • Requirements Management (RM)

  • Working knowledge of automotive high voltage systems, standards and legislation

  • Good verbal and written communications

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

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

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

  • Full driving licence

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred

  • An individual who is results driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment

  • An individual with the ability to prioritise their workload

  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas




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

  • Experience in Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and SysML using IBM Rational Rhapsody

  • Experience in IBM Rational DOORS

  • Class 3 and 4PG driver training level (JLR internal process), or equivalent.  Area will support internal process





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.


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