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REQ ID: 86961
JOB TITLE: Advance Systems Engineer
SALARY: £33,100 - £42,000
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.




A fantastic entry opportunity to work in Advanced Test Systems. This role is responsible for supporting the development and daily operation of rotating machine test systems in the exciting New Product Development Centre (NPDC) and existing Whitley Power Train Test centres in Coventry. The remit of the team covers the automation of the full range of power train units: Engine (ICE), Inverter, EDU, E-machine, Vehicle & Power-train rigs. Jaguar Land Rover is at an exciting inflexion point as we transition away from ICE into Electrified products and the Advanced Systems Team needs to respond to these new challenges with new test systems. 


As an Advanced Systems Engineer, you will support the development of the test automation systems including the effective integration of other tools such as application systems, ECU development aids, combustion measurement, automated calibration tools and simulation tools. You will support development of these systems to deliver timely quality data with functionality required by the engineering teams. A key objective is to maximise the automation of the entire end to end workflow, not just the test systems, and to maximise commonality across our broad test field. The role will support day-day systems issues resolution and minor enhancements to maintain effective productive work and support the Whitley test facilities to meet the programme timing plans. You will support system robustness, uptime and disaster recovery actions in support of the Annual run hours objectives. 


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities 


As an Advanced Systems Engineer, you will be supporting the role of Lead Engineer, Advanced Systems, supporting activities to ensure timely delivery of appropriate test systems configurations, and ensure effective test bed uptime to support Annual run time objectives. You will work with other teams to integrate feature such as HiL via dSPACE. As an Advanced systems engineer you will be using code within the test system to ensure the test intent of the customer teams is achieved by mapping customer requirements into a set of technical requirements and features. You will ensure these features are in place before the tests are required. As well as these new and challenging developments you will support the existing feature set to ensure our testing capabilities remain agile, easy to use and effective. You will have your own projects to plan and manage from inception to final delivery to the live systems 




The ideal candidate will have a passion for the automotive industry, detailed knowledge of engine test and good delivery skills and the ability to multitask. They will be comfortable in a challenging and busy environment and able to deliver to deadlines. Ideally the candidate will be comfortable with programming mechatronic control systems. Knowledge of VBS (or similar) is a key requirement. Control engineering or System engineering skills are also applicable. 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 




  • Demonstrable experience of an automation system 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Basic VBS, Python, Matlab or C Experience. 
  • Good negotiation skills and problem solving skills 
  • Working knowledge of change control and change management processes 




  • Knowledge of associated test bed automation and control systems (combustion systems, INCA, CAMEO, dSPACE) 
  • Knowledge of test bed hardware (dynamometers, conditioning systems, data acquisition systems, cell services ) 
  • Knowledge of Puma Test automation systems including Puma Office and capabilities of Santorin Server. 
  • Knowledge of FEV Test automation systems including Morphee, eMotor test systems, Flexlab. 
  • Real time automation system experience.  
  • Degree or relevant equivalent experience. 



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 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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