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REQ ID: 102939
JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer - Structural Test Facility
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 31/03/2023
LOCATION: Gaydon  


An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.




This role is to support the shift operation of our new Structural Battery Test facility and be involved in its commissioning. The new facility is currently being built from ground up with state of the art abuse and structural test facilities, combined with battery exercising capability. There is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team who run the facility, also you will be expected to support the installation and commissioning of the facilities alongside our Technology Development team prior to the facility launch date. In this role you will lead a shift team of Engineers and Fitters/Testers to ensure that physical testing is completed on time, to quality, with the necessary escalation and reporting responsibilities.


This facility will complement a suite of world-class, cutting-edge testing facilities and will play an integral part in physical Verification & Validation (V&V), directly influencing the delivery of the world’s most desirable vehicles such as Range Rover and Defender.

An attention to detail is key to this role and an understanding of battery-based structural rig testing, along with data analysis/interpretation would be advantageous.  Support will be provided with training and development to bring your knowledge to the desired level to perform the role successfully.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Ongoing development of test methods and facility capability

  • Support resolution of issues and the reporting of relevant information and findings

  • Directly support your shift engineers and fitter/testers in preparing test specimens, carrying out testing, de-prep after test and report out of results

  • Able to collate, manipulate and interpret data supporting its use for informed engineering decisions





Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Experience of Structural and/or Battery Testing

  • Collaborative approach to team-based working in a customer focussed environment


Personal Profile


  • An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special. They are driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable.

  • An independent individual with the ability to self-organise and prioritise workload.

  • A good communicator who can effectively communicate complex ideas.

  • A team player who supports other team members.

  • Highly motivated to work on new initiatives and to support with the creation/development of new standards and processes.







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.

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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