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REQ ID: 122426
JOB TITLE: Battery Validation Manager
SALARY: £55,000 - £73,000 


POSTING DATE:04/07/2024



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.




You will focus on the component and system validation of High Voltage (HV) batteries for use in BEV applications. As a Group Leader you'll be responsible for leading a team delivering Physical Validation including Regulatory tests.


The role demands strong technical leadership in the topics of functional, durability and reliability testing, analysis tools, type approval requirements, test planning, test expediting and test reporting. Clear direction, status reporting and issue leadership will be required whilst considering the programme deliverables on quality and timing.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities 


  • Identify and implement new methods to improve failure mode detection and support implementation of reliability growth in conjunction with Propulsion System Technical Disciplines.
  • Ensure that regulatory requirements are captured, fed into design requirements and demonstrated effectively. This will require a global view of both national, regional and city regulations.
  • To be a balancing arbitrator for design issue resolution and direction taking into account the quality, cost, function, weight and programme timing metrics.
  • Develop the right relationships with key internal stakeholders for the physical validation delivery.
  • To be responsible for budget forecasting including commercial and contractual negotiations with internal and external suppliers.




  • Strong technical background with proven knowledge of battery system engineering.
  • A deep understanding of design principles and the application of quality tools within battery engineering.
  • Ability to act in an entrepreneurial environment and be resourceful and resilient to the changing demands of the business.
  • An ability to communicate at a technical level with the wider D&R team to continually optimise the validation programme and align with unit programme gateways.
  • Ability to provide clear direction within a matrix organisation balancing the technical / cost and attribute drivers for individual programme managers whilst maintaining a strong technical and engineering standards focus.




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, private medical cover 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 JLR 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 JLR, 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. 


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